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Asthma and on flovent. Slightly allergic to dog. I have one coming thru town and always around them. Not to bothered but will something help incase?

Asthma and on flovent. Slightly allergic to dog. I have one coming thru town and always around them. Not to bothered but will something help incase?

Protect the lungs: Hi JS789, many people with asthma have allergies. Whether it be dogs or pollen, prevention is key. Flovent is a steroid which helps control inflammation. Having your albuterol handy is important as well. Consider pretreating with albuterol before contact with the dogs. Also, consider treating allergies with antihistamines like loratidine or cetirizine, as they can affect your asthma as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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


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Dr says cough is either allergies or asthma. Been on Flovent inhaler for 6 wks and cough still present. No other symptoms. Does this rule out asthma?

Dr says cough is either allergies or asthma. Been on Flovent inhaler for 6 wks and cough still present. No other symptoms. Does this rule out asthma?

Cough: yih might want to check if there is allergy triggers, like cats or dogs or something in the room that triggers allergies. Next step is to increase Flovent dose or add long term beta agonist like advisor, or dulera or symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) ...Read more

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Is beclomethasone inhaler any more dangerous or less effective than flovent diskus for asthma? Flovent is expensive for me.

Is beclomethasone inhaler any more dangerous or less effective than flovent diskus for asthma? Flovent is expensive for me.

No: They are both inhaled steroids. Pretty much interchangeable except that Flovent may be a little more long-acting. Flovent also comes in an inhaler form, just get whatever is cheapest for you. ...Read more

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Looking for a natropath in my area 19087 for my 3 year old son..Has diagnosis of asthma and is on flovent 2x daily and alberterol prn. Want him off of it!?

Looking for a natropath in my area 19087 for my 3 year old son..Has diagnosis of asthma and is on flovent 2x daily and alberterol prn. Want him off of it!?

Why not an allergist: An allergist can answer several questions. Does your child have allergic asthma or wheezing triggered by infections? Are there allergen or respiratory irritants in the environment triggering asthma symptoms? Is Flovent the best medication for your child? If it is are you using the right dose or does it need to be used daily? I think this will address your concerns. ...Read more

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Why long acting asthma medication (servent and flovent..) make my asthma worse add bad side effects like fast heart r..is that normal ?

Why long acting asthma medication (servent and flovent..) make my asthma worse add bad side effects like fast heart r..is that normal ?

Expected: LABAs (Long Acting Beta Agonists) can produce those side effects in some patients, if making your asthma symptoms worse, please stop taking them and talk to your doctor, at times they lead to paradoxical bronchospasm rather than dilatation, and should not to be used during an asthma attack, take care ...Read more

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I need to know WHY it's not good to use a nicotine patch if you have asthma. I only use Flovent and sometimes emergency inhaler in morning. So WHY?

I need to know WHY it's not good to use a nicotine patch if you have asthma. I only use Flovent and sometimes emergency inhaler in morning.  So WHY?

Patch Okay: Nicotine patch aids smoking cessation; supplies low-level nicotine, eases withdrawal symptoms. Available also as gum, lozenge, inhaler. Inhaler may cause bronchospasm & is not safe with Asthma. However gum, lozenge, & patch may be used with Asthma. All have similar effectiveness when used as directed. Success is multi-modal: avoid triggers, explore more options & behavior therapy with your doctor, ...Read more

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Would asthma inhaler such as Flovent HFA help to reduce excessive mucus build up in throat?

Would asthma inhaler such as Flovent HFA help to reduce excessive mucus build up in throat?

Mucous: flovent helps with asthma related coughing and wheezing so you don't have to use our rescue inhaler much. For excessive nasal congestion and runny nose, you might want to try antihistamines, like loratidine, ceftrizine or fexfenidine ...Read more