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How many times a day can i take asthma pump reliever if i have flu? any other tips for asthmatics with flu?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Be cautious: A complication of flu is a serious pneumonia. If you find you need to use your pump more than 3X/day you need to contact your doc & go over your symptoms.Keeping well hydrated & properly nourished is critical to getting past the flu with the least problems.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Treat inflammation: During and after a viral illness, there can be inflammation in the respiratory tract. Using nasal saline sprays to reduce post nasal drip may help to relieve cough. I would advise monitoring your temperature and notifying your PCP. Treating inflammation with inhaled or oral steroids may be required in some patients depending on the severity of your symptoms.

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Last updated May 4, 2019

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