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Can asthma inhalers help non-asthmatics breath better by relaxing muscles?

Can asthma inhalers help non-asthmatics breath better by relaxing muscles?

Not a good idea: If your lungs are normal, they maintain the appropriate balance of keeping your small airways open/closed.The mechanism is designed to keep toxic fumes/materials out of sensitive endpoints in the lung.When used without need, they increase your hearts work /rate & saturate the lungs sensors.Overstimulation can make these sensors less reliable.Any med strong enough to do good can do the opposite ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more


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Sound similar to inspiratory wheezing but through my nose not lungs that's daily and all day long? Some snoring at nightNever had asthma or allergies

Sound similar to inspiratory wheezing but through my nose not lungs that's daily and all day long? Some snoring at nightNever had asthma or allergies

Allergies: People do not realize you can have inflammation of the nasal walls without knowing you have allergies or even have tumors called polyps. I would recommend having your doc look into the nose to see what the problem is. You may be sensitive to foods or chemicals you are being exposed to or even medications. ...Read more

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Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Asthma: Obviously your asthma is not well controlled. If you have not done so already, you should consult an allergist to control your allergies and asthma better. There are more options for severe asthmatic if the inhalers do not suffice to control the asthma. ...Read more

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Can patients with vocal chord dysfunction get some relief from asthma inhalers, particularly blue rescue inhalers?

Can patients with vocal chord dysfunction get some relief from asthma inhalers, particularly blue rescue inhalers?

Not really: Sitting down and taking time to use an inhaler may break the pattern, but not much.Working with a speech pathologist on breathing exercises, and recognizing the triggers will help the most over time. ...Read more

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What to do with coughing and wheezing with asthma, after already on ventolin?

What to do with coughing and wheezing with asthma, after already on ventolin?

Call your doc: Your doctor may have to make sure you are administering your inhaler properly and in the proper amount. Additional doses may be needed or stepping up of your plan. Preventive medications may be needed or attention in a doctor's office or in an er setting. ...Read more

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Can smoking and drinking make my singing voice change?

Can smoking and drinking make my singing voice change?

Smoking mostly: I am not aware of any evidence that consumption of alcohol will change the voice in the absence of smoking, but since heavy smokers are often heavy drinkers, and alcohol increases the toxicity of cigarette smoke, there can be more inflammation in people who do both. Think of Selma Diamond's rough raspy voice as the end-stage of smoking related changes in voice. Consider quitting!! ...Read more

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4monthcough keeps getting worse. Pain, shortness of breath On ventolin flovent zyrtec and singulair (montelukast) not helping lungs burn when breathing no smoking?

4monthcough keeps getting worse. Pain, shortness of breath On ventolin flovent zyrtec and singulair (montelukast) not helping lungs burn when breathing no smoking?

Something not right.: If you are already under the care of a B/C allergist, then you need to get a second opinion or get to the nearest university allergy department. If not, you need to see one now. Not all SOB is from asthma. ...Read more

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Can E-cigs cause Stridor? Polyphonic stridor after exercise/cough/chemicals. Inhaler 6x + a day. Take flonase/zyrtec for dust allergies, doesnt help.

Can E-cigs cause Stridor? Polyphonic stridor after exercise/cough/chemicals. Inhaler 6x + a day. Take flonase/zyrtec for dust allergies, doesnt help.

Yes: E cig is not as innocuous as it may appear. The heated chemical-containing vapor (even if it is "organic") may irritate your throat. The best way to tell is not to use it for 2 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. If you are pregnant , it is unwise to smoke anything since this may adversely impact the health of your baby possibly for the rest of his life. ...Read more

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Can asthma problems make your throat feel scatchy along with shortness of breath and weezing ? Albuterol helps but need to use it often , allergies?

Can asthma problems make your throat feel scatchy along with shortness of breath and weezing ? Albuterol helps but need to use it often , allergies?

Allergy evaluation: Sounds like your symptoms are not being controlled. Asthma can be triggered by allergies. See a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Asthma and nose alkergy with pregnanct?

Asthma and nose alkergy with pregnanct?

Asthma: Short acting beta agonist like albuterol if mild asthma. Budesonide (inhaled steroid) has been studied and deemed safe in pregnancy for more severe disease. One of these agents coupled with a nasal steroid can provide adequate symptom control and be safe to your baby. Talk to your pcp/pulmonologist and always include your ob! ...Read more

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What is the best asthma medicine for wheezing and coughing and shortness of breath?

What is the best asthma medicine for wheezing and coughing and shortness of breath?

ICS: There are essentially two types of medications for asthma: controller medications and rescue medications. The controller you get placed on is determined by your severity and this can be changed based on the degree of control of symptoms and risk. We follow guidelines for severity and treatments such as naepp and gina. However, in short, most asthmatics need to be on inhaled corticosteroids. ...Read more

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What are bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis?

What are bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis?

Different Conditions: Bronchial Asthma is chronic Inflamatory disease of the airways&causes episodes of Bronchospasm causing cough,Wheezing&shortness of breath which is reversible with use of Bronchodilaters like Albuterol Chronic Bronchitis is inflammation&irritation of the airways and is irreversible even with use of Bronchodilatrs like Albuterol and it produces excessive mucus and cough persist more than3months/year ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing(shortness of breath) along with coughing and wheezing sound during winter season especially night time.

I have difficulty breathing(shortness of breath) along with coughing and wheezing sound during winter season especially night time.

Asthma?: If this is ongoing, my first step would be to rule out asthma. Corticosteroids produced by the body wax and wane depending on circadian rhythm, which results in frequent nighttime symptoms for asthmatics. Shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing are typical. Primary care provider, Allergy/Immunology specialist, or Pulmonologist are good places to start. ...Read more

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21 year-old man with uncomfortable breathing sensations when inhaling cold air, with some history of sneezing and respiratory allergies.....?

21 year-old man with uncomfortable breathing sensations when inhaling cold air, with some history of sneezing and respiratory allergies.....?

Zen Breathing.: This sounds an awful lot like bronchitis or asthma brought on by breathing cold air, either with or without humidity. I suffered from this when I was about your age and occasionally have some symptoms even now, especially if the conditions are right. You need to control your environment and limit your exposure to triggering elements. Seek the help of a specialist to offer medication to help. ...Read more

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