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Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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I have asthma caused by stress and allergies. I can't get rid of the stress or the allergies right now. Should i just take albuterol as needed?

I have asthma caused by stress and allergies. I can't get rid of the stress or the allergies right now. Should i just take albuterol as needed?

Depends on severity: You can use albuterol as needed without any other treatment unless you require the albuterol more than twice per week, are awakened at night with asthma symptoms more than once a month, or your symptoms prevent normal activities or exercise, or if you have a significant flare requiring an unscheduled doctor or er visit. In any of these cases, you need a controller inhaler — inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Albuterol allergy (Tip)

If you need to use a rescue inhaler (albuterol) more than twice per week, see your doctor. ...See more

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Cortisone shot for albuterol allergy?

Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more

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My one year old son has mucus coming out of his eyes and nose, he has a severe cough and is on albuterol and allergy meds, what ele can I do?

My one year old son has mucus coming out of his eyes and nose, he has a severe cough and is on albuterol and allergy meds, what ele can I do?

See allergist: If this has been present for months, you should consider an allergy consult. At this age, food allergy is not uncommon and eliminating the offending foods may be quite helpful. I also did not find any controller drug for asthma in the medication profile. ...Read more

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Albuterol allergy (Tip)

Allergy shots, if given at appropriate doses, can cure allergies. ...See more

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Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Possible reason: Albuterol dilates blood vessels, so I don't think there is a direct effect. I suspect that you are a mouth breather and may hyperventilate because of your anxiety and poorly controlled allergies and asthma. After you take albuterol, your hyperventilation decreases, resulting in less dry air irritating your mouth. See an allergist/immunologist to improve your condition. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having an allergy to albuterol? I went in the hospital and started that and I've coughed ever since. Is it an allergy?

What are the signs of having an allergy to albuterol? I went in the hospital and started that and I've coughed ever since. Is it an allergy?

No: It may mean that your airways are finally opening up allowing the mucus to be coughed up. But if the problem continues. Be sure to contact your doctor since this may also mean that your asthma is getting worse. Usually asthma exacerbation requires a controller drug (inhaled /oral steroid)- using albuterol alone may actually worsen the asthma. ...Read more

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Albuterol allergy (Tip)

The only "cure" to allergies is allergy shots. Everything else is a temporary fix for the problem. ...See more

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F, 22, 150lbs. Rapid HR taking Alavert D-12. Feels like albuterol. Can breathe better, allergies gone, but HR elevated. Not currently on albuterol. Norm?

Yes: Albuterol can cause a rapid heart beat, particularly if you use too much. If it is disturbing you, your doctor can use other alternatives. ...Read more

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Is there any other med to take other than albuterol for asthma or bronchitis? I think I have an allergy to albuterol. I didn't know of any other med.

There are several: I doubt you are "allergic" to albuterol, a nephew of the adrenaline we make as a stress hormone. It is common for some who use it often to lose most of its benefits. You should discuss your symptoms and past management with your doc. There are oral meds and inhalers that work differently that should help. However, their benefits require fine-tuning and a visit would be worth it. ...Read more

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Albuterol allergy (Tip)

Confirm your allergies with allergy testing so that you know what allergens to avoid. ...See more

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Allergy to albuterol. Haven't needed to take it in a while but I started again over past week and itchy hives develop in groin area quickly and persist?

Allergy to albuterol. Haven't needed to take it in a while but I started again over past week and itchy hives develop in groin area quickly and persist?

Albuterol allergy: This is rare, but if each time you take this medication you get a rash, then a true allergy exists. Do not use albutwerol if it causes any chest tightness or wheezing or even throat fullness. You may tolerate a fast acting medication called formoterol. Alternatively, you might respond well to ipatropium (atrovent) inhaler. See an allergy specialist or pulmonary for this issue. ...Read more

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34y/o female diagnosed 2wks ago w/asthma. Taken 1 singular/day & 1 puff albuterol 2x/day. Should I have tests for allergies? Do I need peak flow meter

34y/o female diagnosed 2wks ago w/asthma. Taken 1 singular/day & 1 puff albuterol 2x/day. Should I have tests for allergies? Do I need peak flow meter

Yes and yes: It does not seem that this regimen is enough as you should not be needing albuterol more than 2 times a week. Your maintenance medication needs to be adjusted if your symtpoms persist on singulair (montelukast) daily. See an allergy, find your triggers and get an asthma action plan. ...Read more

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Albuterol allergy (Tip)

Start your medications before the high pollen season starts. Consider allergy shots! ...See more

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I have asthma caused by stress and allergies. I can't get rid of the stress or the allergies right now. Should i just take albuterol as needed?

Depends on severity: You can use albuterol as needed without any other treatment unless you require the albuterol more than twice per week, are awakened at night with asthma symptoms more than once a month, or your symptoms prevent normal activities or exercise, or if you have a significant flare requiring an unscheduled doctor or er visit. In any of these cases, you need a controller inhaler — inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Turbinate hypertrophy not going away with allergy meds. What causes this? I've tried albuterol thinking it was asthma but that only made things worse.

Nasal turbinates: Longstanding exposure to allergens/irritants (tobacco smoke, chemicals), the cells that line the nasal passages not only get inflamed but grow in size (like a callus on hands). Otc allergy meds will not shrink hypertrophied turbinates. First line treatment- identify & avoid trigger(s) then consider nasal corticosteroids, which take 7-10 days to work. If no change, time to see ent. ...Read more

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Albuterol allergy (Tip)

Allergy shots or drops can help severe allergic patients cope and decrease the need for meds. ...See more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more