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Asthma And Asmanex
Apples and oranges: You cannot make this type of comparison since we are talking about to different drugs. Asthmanex is an inhaled cortisone while singulair (montelukast) is entirely different. Both are used as controllers but with different outcomes. Talk it over with your physician Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
I have asthma and take asmanex daily and albuterol 3-4 times per week before exercise. Should I be worried about this level of medication use?
Controlled asthma: If you require rescue medication (albuterol) more than once or twice a month for breakthrough wheezing, it would be wise to let your doctor know. Otherwise ( in most cases) routine use of preventative Rx (inhaled steroids and pre-exercise albuterol) as prescribed are usually safer long term than uncontrolled asthma. Regimens should be reviewed frequently to minimize medication dose and frequency ...Read more
Have had trouble sleeping for 6 months. Practice healthy sleep habits. I have asthma, could my inhaler (asmanex) keep me up or more likely poor asthma?
Unlikely: Unless you are taking an unusually high dose, Asmanex is not expected to cause insomnia On the other hand, uncontrolled asthma may awaken you from your sleep. There are also other causes for insomnia- too much caffeine, anxiety, depression, sleep apnea etc. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Hx: asthma, pts = sm airway, asmanex x1 qhs. New prescription mn txs unit dose albuterol q4 prn. Used 13 of 25 doses in 40 days. Is this reasonable frequency?
No: You should not be using a rescue inhaler as frequently as you are describing. It would appear that you are constantly being exposed to your "trigger(s)" and your controller is not working effectively. Have your physician reevaluate your controller treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on asmanex twisthaler now to help with my asthma, but I don't feel like I am getting anything. I have asked and I am doing it right. Not sure?
See below: Asmanex is a maintenance medication, you are not expected to feel like you are getting anything after you take it. This is a common misconception. Is your asthma getting better overall? That is how you measure your response. If not, there are other similar medications that may help you, talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Occasionally when allergy is high i get mild SOB and some light wheezing. Asmanex VS. Singulair (montelukast). Which one is better to treat Allergy induced Asthma.
Depends : Montelukast (Singulair (montelukast)) works well in some patients, but inhaled steroids (Asmanex is one of several) are more reliably effective, in general. Singulair (montelukast) has the advantage of helping nasal and eye allergies, too. Always start with a emergency inhaler like albuterol first. All three are prescription; discuss side effects w/ provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx w Perioral Dermatitis Eyes even swollen. Stopped Asmanex (4 asthma)hoping 2 abate acute inflammation. Is steroid inhalers only maintenance option?
You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems. ...Read more
A misnomer: It's a form of skin allergy called eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. It manifests as red scaly patches anywhere in the body. Treatment includes heavy moisturization and avoidance of allergens if possible. Several oral medications are also available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controlled: Asthma is a chronic disease and the aim is to control the symptoms. It is not "cured" but as it is controlled symptoms become less frequent. Always look for triggers in the environment and i your home, as well as seasonal allergic triggers. Infections, scents, changes in weather can all trigger symptoms. Learn about your meds and always follow your action plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers