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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Asthma: The treatment depends on the severity. Mild cases - only albuterol as needed. Moderate and severe cases - betaagonists and inhaled steroids.
Answered on May 24, 2017
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Asthma : Asthma is treated by inhalers . Depending on severity of asthma and frequency of symptoms your doctor would choose the inhaler for you . Please see you doctor . https://patient.info/health/asthma-leaflet
Answered on May 24, 2017
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
Step wise treatment: Usually, the treatment starts off with a short acting beta agonist, like albuterol. If this isn't enough, then an inhaled steroid is added. Then, if you need more, a long acting beta agonist/steroid combo is added. During the work up, an IgE level and an allergen panel should be done to see if you would benefit from Xolair.
Answered on May 12, 2017
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Depends: There are different aspects to treating asthma. B2 agonists like albuterol work quickly but there are other forms of inhalers that have delayed effects ad there are also preventive ones also. Inhaled steroids and other medications likewise can be prescribed for prevention. Medication is best tailored to the individuals needs.
Answered on Jun 3, 2017
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Reliever/Preventer: This is a big topic. Most people only get symptoms every now and again (e.g. when they get a cold or exposed to dust) and their asthma will respond to a reliever like salbutamol (ventolin). Others get regular symptoms that require a preventer (there are various inhalers but most contain a low dose steroid). Have a look at this http://www.asthma.org.nz/resources/
Answered on Sep 3, 2017

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