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Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Cellulite lotion: Aminophylline has been a useful drug for asthma. It is still used but not as frequently. When used by mouth or intravenously we are able to check the blood levels to avoid toxicity. It's use for the cellulites as a local application is quite safe. However, the effectiveness is controversial. I guess there will be no harm in trying. Please share your experience. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can my mom take Ansimar (anti asthma drug) for long duration of time because she is suffering from asthma for a long time. Thank you?

Can my mom take Ansimar (anti asthma drug) for long duration of time because she is suffering from asthma for a long time. Thank you?

Ansimar: Doxofylline, a newer generation to theophylline, an old medication for asthma, used nowadays as an adjunct treatment for asthma, not the main treatment, besides it can interact with other medications she is on. Your best option is to have your mother get seen and followed up by an asthma specialist or a chest specialist, good luck ...Read more

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Is the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) a preventative drug or a reliever?

Is the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) a preventative drug or a reliever?

Preventative drug: Medications such as symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) which contain and inhaled corticosteroid are used as maintenance (preventive) therapy to control persistent asthma. The formoterol component is a long-acting airway opener and may provide some initial relief of acute asthma symptoms; however symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) should never be used to relieve acute asthma symptoms (use your rescue albuterol under those conditions). ...Read more

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I have asthma, and drug addiction (ephedrin and theopiline) if in a day didn't use the medication my condition became worse what should I do?

Drug addiction: You need treatment for drug addiction. If your asthma is not under control, there are other safer ; more effective medications. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) ; theophylline are dangerous unless used under a physician's supervision. They can cause convulsions ; heart arrhythmias. Please do not delay seeking help for your addiction. ...Read more

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How dangerous are rescue drugs for asthma?

How dangerous are rescue drugs for asthma?

Safe: Albuterol and the other rescue beta-agonists are generally safe. You may get a rapid heart beat. .. But it is better than dying of asthma or suffering. The reason we like to minimize rescue inhalers is that they don't treat the underlying illness - airway inflammation. Inhaled steroids do this well for most sufferers. See your doc for more information. ...Read more

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What drugs treat bronchial asthma?

What drugs treat bronchial asthma?

CONTROLLER&RELIEVER: There are Controller MAEDICTIONS which some patients have to take every day to keep Asthma under control
These are
Long Term beta agonists (Long Term Bronchodilaters)
Steroids Inhaled and Leucotrine like Singular
Reiever or Resque Meds
Quick acting Bronchodilaters like Albuterol, Xopenex
Short Course of Steroids
Most meds are given via inhaler or Nebuliser
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What drugs are the most effective for stopping/reversing asthma?

What drugs are the most effective for stopping/reversing asthma?

Inflammation: Asthma is caused by inflammation in the lungs and hyperreactive airways. Acute treatment involves medications like albuterol, which acutely open up those airways. Chronic therapy is aimed at reducing inflammation like inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Can asthma drugs affect my baby if I'm pregnant?

Can asthma drugs affect my baby if I'm pregnant?

Yes but...: The likelihood of harm from not taking the drugs (asthma attacks) is much more likely than the risk of harm from the drugs themselves, and the risks tend to be minimal at the worst. Stay on your asthma drugs, talk to your physicians about your concerns, and follow their individual advise for you (much better than internet generated general advise). ...Read more

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Asthma?

What are some of the non-drug treatments for Asthma?

The non drug treatments for Asthma include:: Health education, Positive airway pressure, Endotracheal intubation. ...Read more

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The best class of anti hypertensive drugs with pt. Has asthma?

The best class of anti hypertensive drugs with pt. Has asthma?

Hypertensive drugs: Diuretics may be used in asthma. Beta blockers should be avoided. Ace inhibitors can cause cough and should be avoided. Calcium channel blocker may be used as first line. Arbs may also be used safely ...Read more

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What are some drug-free alternatives that can help minimize asthma symptoms?

What are some drug-free alternatives that can help minimize asthma symptoms?

Removing triggers: Allergy induced asthma can be helped by removing or minimizing your triggers. Animal dander, dust mites, pollen, etc. Should be addressed. Remove rugs, carpeting, cover mattresses with a plastic cover are all good starting points. You can get "allergy reports" for your area from the internet especially during pollen seasons. Of course don't leave yourself without a "rescue" inhaler.
Good Luck ...Read more

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Its now 10 years my father live with asthma is there a way to be health and what a drug is good what must he do?

Its now 10 years my father live with asthma is there a way to be health and what a drug is good what must he do?

Yes: Consult an allergist who can help you pinpoint the cause for the asthma and get you on the right treatment path. ...Read more

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I am 31, 5'2", and 200 lbs with asthma. My weight affects my breathing. Is there a drug to lose weight fast so I can start exercising to lose weight?

I am 31, 5'2", and 200 lbs with asthma. My weight affects my breathing. Is there a drug to lose weight fast so I can start exercising to lose weight?

No such miracle: You will need to reduce the carb intake (alcohol and sugar) and get on a high-protein or nearly vegan diet. But regular exercise is the key. You can start with walking more- just 10 mins here and there add up (get a pedometer?). Weight training will also be needed- just enough for you to feel some resistance. Evergreen trees do not usually produce allergens. Now get with the program. ...Read more

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What is the best drug for cardiac asthma?

What is the best drug for cardiac asthma?

Various: Cardiac asthma means increased fluid tension in your lungs from a cardiac source is making you short of breath. This may be from a heart that is thickened or stiff (diastolic dysfunction), a heart that is enlarged or weakened (systolic dysfunction), or a valve that is not functioning properly. The treatment is different depending on the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Where can I find cheapest drugs for my asthma?

Where can I find cheapest drugs for my asthma?

Generics if availabl: When available generic inhalers are the cheapest. If you have no insurance, speak with your physician. Many drug companies have an assistance program. You may have to check them out yourself on the internet but it may be worth it. ...Read more

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Will sympathomimetic drugs help someone with asthma?

Will sympathomimetic drugs help someone with asthma?

Yes they will and do: Yes they can and they do Commonly used is Salmetrol in combination withFluticasone (AdVAIR)
AND SHORT ACTING
Albuterol
Levabuterol
Metaproterenol and Tebutalin
These are used as resque medication for quick relief either through hand held Inhaler or through Nebuliser ...Read more

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Please explain which drug would be used to treat bronchial asthma?

Please explain which drug would be used to treat bronchial asthma?

Depends: If attacks are infrequent and, mild, a rescue inhaler and avoidance of triggers would suffice. If they are frequent, and severe, a "controller" inhaler or oral drugs will be needed in addition to the rescue inhaler. Rescue inhalers open your bronchioles and allow you to breathe easier. Controllers reduce inflammation and minimize your attacks. When used together, most asthmatics do pretty well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to eventually eliminate the use of Asthma drugs like Advair through exercise or will I always be dependent of one of these drugs.

Is it possible to eventually eliminate the use of Asthma drugs like Advair through exercise or will I always be dependent of one of these drugs.

Difficult to say: Though asthma is a chronic condition, your dose of advair (for instance) may go down and possibly eliminated but there are no guarantees. Exercise is definitely a good way of improving your lung function but do discuss your routine with your physician. Don't overdo it.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs for asthma in a pregnant woman?

What are the best drugs for asthma in a pregnant woman?

All are best: Pulmicort and Atrovent (ipratropium) HFA are class b drugs. All others are class c. If Pulmicort and atrovent (ipratropium) fail to control your asthma do not hesitate to take any class c asthma drug recommended by your physician. The best drug for your fetus is oxygen. Uncontrolled asthma deprives the uterus of oxygen. ...Read more

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Which one of these drugs can not be treated for asthma, ipratropium, zafirlukast.?

Both can...: Both of these meds can be used in asthma therapy, the ipatropium was initially prescribed for COPD patients but many asthmatics have found it to be helpful. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter drugs will treat symptoms associated with cough variant asthma?

What over-the-counter drugs will treat symptoms associated with cough variant asthma?

None: You need to see your doctor regarding this. Many people with cough-variant asthma actually needs a controller drug such as low-dose inhaled steroid or singulair (montelukast) to control the cough. Cough medicine is not recommended. ...Read more

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I have had asthma all my life, is it normal for my maintenance drug to cause chest pain?

Unlikely: Depending what medication you are using, some with long acting beta agonists have been linked to cardiac problems in a subpopulation of uncontrolled asthmatics. Talk to your treating physician about your symptoms, maybe your asthma is not controlled. ...Read more

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My life is mesirable I have severe asthma everyday and need to take drugs to feel ok I have allergic rhinitis?

My life is mesirable I have severe asthma everyday and need to take drugs to feel ok I have allergic rhinitis?

It is so difficult: I know how I felt at 20 with severe asthma. Try not to lose hope while you search around for the best solutions. Some may be beyond medicine - like relocating (i did better in warm places); reshaping your life, etc. Even thinking about all this can be difficult when breathing is hard. Hopefully, the meds do work - use them while you seek a better "place or life". A psychotherapist might help. ...Read more

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My 18 year old boyfriend says he will die is 2 years due to acute asthma... is it possible? He takes drugs everyday in boarding school.

My 18 year old boyfriend says he will die is 2 years due to acute asthma... is it possible? He takes drugs everyday in boarding school.

Mgt: Asthma is a treatable illness, and even severe patients can be managed to control their symptoms. Avoiding possible triggers is very important. If he is away from home, I would suggest a HEPA filter portable unit and avoiding smoke exposure.
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My mother53years old has asthma for28years and on cortison and ventoline, now she developed migrain what drug should she use for migrain?

Migraine: There are many medications including abortive medications taken right at the onset of the migraine and other medications used for long term controller therapy. Your mother needs to discuss this at length with her primary care doctor or even seek a referral to a neurologist who specializes in migraines. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to a drug, not metabolize it, or w chemical used Titanium Dioxide is in question for severe allergic asthma.?

Is it possible to be allergic to a drug, not metabolize it, or w chemical used Titanium Dioxide is in question for severe allergic asthma.?

Highly unlikely: Titanium may potentially cause a systemic contact allergy but this is far from proven but I know of no known mechanism for it to cause severe asthma. I hope you are under the care a B/C allergist. If he cannot help you, consider consult at a specialty asthma center. If you have failed all medications, then need to reassess the diagnosis. Vocal cord dysfunction is just one such possibility. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my asthma naturally without using drugs?

What can I do to control my asthma naturally without using drugs?

Tough question: If your asthma is triggered by an allergy (animal dander, pollen, etc) removing as much of these as possible is a start. Removing rugs, carpeting, enclosing your mattress in an appropriate plastic cover is also a good start. If your asthma is exercise induced, take notice of the temperature outside when you exercise and have an attack. To be without a "resuce" inhaler is probably not a good idea ...Read more

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