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A 29-year-old male asked:

if i start taking allergy shots, can i stop using an inhaler before running? * the inhaler (with albuterol) is only used during high pollen seasons.

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Possible: Since only 80% of the people respond to allergy shots, you may be able to avoid using albuterol before exercise if you are in the 80% group. However the probability is likely under 10% . Try exercising without using the albuterol and see what happens. Do realize that allergy shots usually take several months to provide benefit and controlling your nasal symptoms may improve asthma as well.

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Last updated Jul 5, 2016

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