A 44-year-old member asked:
Can i use my asthma inhaler for bronchitis?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
They may help...: Bronchitis is typically an acute inflammatory condition affecting the airway. This inflammation can lead to airway hyper-reactivity (increased coughing, wheezing, etc) especially in an asthmatic. Asthma controller inhalers may help to prevent "bronchitis" episodes. Reliever inhalers such as albuterol may help to temporarily relieve associated coughing/wheezing but don't treat the inflammation.
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Last updated Oct 9, 2017
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