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A 33-year-old male asked:

Feeling shortness of breath and sleepy. i havent get enough sleep. my asthma makes me feeling shortness of breath. i used my red albuterol and it doesnt working for me . ?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Asthma: Talk to your treating physician as you may need to have your treatment escalated to include maintenance treatment.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Asthma plan: The Albuterol is used to treat asthma symptoms, but asthma controller medications include steroids by inhaler or by mouth. If you have shortness of breath, please see your PCP soon. Avoid common triggers such as dust, mold, pet dander and pollen. Avoid smoke and rest, but please see your physician soon. Monitor your temperature and watch for signs of illness.

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