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20 yrs old female 5'7 260 or a little above would it be good for me to get baratric surgery iam solid and tall took steriod asthma spray a lot help?

20 yrs old female 5'7 260 or a little above would it be good for me to get baratric surgery iam solid and tall took steriod asthma spray a lot help?

Yes: It is definitely something to consider. You should be evaluated for diabetes and high cholesterol and all those things should be taken into consideration. Bariatric surgery is very common now and techniques are usually minimally invasive. You could lose a significant amount of weight (>75 pounds) over 1 year or so. ...Read more

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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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I got asthma what spray medication can you rwcommend?

I got asthma what spray medication can you rwcommend?

You need to be: Monitored by your physician. He will need to prescribe you a bronchodilator and or inhaled steroids depends on severity. Compliance is very important ...Read more

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My child has a bronchial asthma. What spray or inhaler can you recommend?

My child has a bronchial asthma. What spray or inhaler can you recommend?

Meds for asthma: There are 2 basic types of medications for asthma, and any patient who has frequent symptoms needs both types. Rescue inhalers are bronchodilators like albuterol, that relax the smoothe muscles and promote the movement of secretions. Even more important are controller medications like montelukast and inhaled steroids, because these medications decrease the inflammation at the heart of the attacks. ...Read more

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For what reason can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

For what reason can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Asthma flare up: The nasal vaccine is weakened but living flu germ. To get into your system and produce a vaccine response, it must cross through the lung tissue. In doing so it causes a mild inflammation of the lung tissue and can trigger an asthma attack. I had a 8 yo have his first and only asthma attack 2 days after the nasal flu vaccine was given. I now won't offer this at my office. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Can any doc explain why can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Asthma flare up: The nasal vaccine is weakened but living flu germ. To get into your system and produce a vaccine response, it must cross through the lung tissue. In doing so it causes a mild inflammation of the lung tissue and can trigger an asthma attack. I had a 8 yo have his first and only asthma attack 2 days after the nasal flu vaccine was given. I now won't offer this at my office. ...Read more

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Hi, my friend had asthma but rarely attacking. She had some spray medicine but rarely use it coz if too often can intensify the attack, is that true?

Hi, my friend had asthma but rarely attacking. She had some spray medicine but rarely use it coz if too often can intensify the attack, is that true?

Unlikely: Asthma inhalers help open the airways in acute attacks. Not sure about the particular situation of your friend but if she waits too long to use the inhaler for an attack, she may not respond to it as quickly as expected. She needs to discuss her treatment with her doctor. ...Read more

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What spray or inhaler should I use for bronchial asthma?

What spray or inhaler should I use for bronchial asthma?

Not an easy answer: For immediate relief of coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath use albuterol or a similar bronchodilator. For control of underlying airway inflammation and if you require albuterol more than twice weekly use an inhaled corticosteroid or a combination of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator. Best advice: discuss with your primary care physician, a pulmonologist or an allergist. ...Read more

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Will my asthma inhaler stop working if I don't use it for 3 weeks? I mean will spray malfunction?

Will my asthma inhaler stop working if I don't use it for 3 weeks? I mean will spray malfunction?

Prime it: Some inhalers requires priming with the 1st trigger mainly to fill up the delivery sprout and thus will not deliver medication. On the other hand if you were using inhaled steroid as a controller drug, it may not work after 3 weeks either due to loss of asthma control from the lack of medication or the fact that it takes 2-3 weeks for it to give you optimal results. ...Read more

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Can using anti bacterial spray several times a week without the window open but in a room that is medium sized cause asthma?

Can using anti bacterial spray several times a week without the window open but in a room that is medium sized cause asthma?

Trigger vs cause: If you have or develop asthma, it is likely in your genes and that of other family members. It may show up in early childhood or later. There are a variety of triggers:weather changes, infections, environmental irritants. Chlorine gas will make everyone wheeze at the right dose. Any chemical spray could trigger an event. However, that does not give asthma to someone who does not have it. ...Read more

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Do inhaled corticosteroids & nose sprays have the dangers like LONG TERM oral corticosteroids? I have asthma & allergies. I worry about future health

Do inhaled corticosteroids & nose sprays have the dangers like LONG TERM oral corticosteroids? I have asthma & allergies. I worry about future health

Depends on dose: For most but not all inhaled steroid preparations, if the total daily dose exceeds 1000 micrograms, it may be equivalent to taking 5 mg of prednisone daily. However even then the side effects are not usually clinically significant for most people. I usually try to keep my patients' total dose below the 1000 mcg per day but even at a higher dose, the risk/benefit ratio favors inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Are quick relieve asthma inhalers only by prescription? And can they be used with corticosteroid nasal sprays?

Are quick relieve asthma inhalers only by prescription? And can they be used with corticosteroid nasal sprays?

Yes and Yes: "Effective" asthma "bronchodilator" medication is only available by prescription and the use of corticosteroid nasal spray (OTC) is not contraindicated but LET YOUR Primary Care Provider know you are taking the nasal medication! ...Read more

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I have allergies and asthma, and I believe post nasal drip. Are there some OTC nasal sprays I should stay away from or are they all good?

I have allergies and asthma, and I believe post nasal drip. Are there some OTC nasal sprays I should stay away from or are they all good?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin nasal sprays should only be used short-term for symptoms. They should be discontinued after 3 days of use to avoid rebound congestion. It should not be used in young children either. ...Read more

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Is a saline nasal spray safe to use with asthma and allergies? Thanks.

Is a saline nasal spray safe to use with asthma and allergies? Thanks.

Absolutely: Saline irrigation of the nose is safe and effective. I encourage all my nasal allergy patients to rinse their nose. There are also non=allergic forms of nasal disease as well as chronic sinusitis, where nasal irrigation is crucial. ...Read more

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Is it possible that fluticasone propionate nasal spray can help with asthma symptoms?

Is it possible that fluticasone propionate nasal spray can help with asthma symptoms?

Fluticasone: Nasal spray can help asthma symptoms indirectly by controlling upper airway chronic inflammation, which impacts asthma, but if you were prescribed asthma controller medicines, you need to take them too on regular basis as prescribed to help control upper and lower airways inflammation, which is the hallmark for all asthma symptoms/complications, and not rely on nasal Fluticasone alone ...Read more

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If the fluticasone propionate nasal spray helps with my asthma, does that mean my asthma is due to allergies?

If the fluticasone propionate nasal spray helps with my asthma, does that mean my asthma is due to allergies?

They are related: Steroid nasal sprays are often used to treat allergic rhinitis. People with allergic rhinitis often have or may progress to asthma. If you have asthma, just treating for allergies usually isn't enough. ...Read more

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Could 3-4 yearlong daily nasal spray addiction (xylometazolin) cause post nasal drip, and coughing/ constant airways irritation. Which mimic asthma?

Could 3-4 yearlong daily nasal spray addiction (xylometazolin) cause post nasal drip, and coughing/ constant airways irritation. Which mimic asthma?

No: Not directly. ..It sound like you should ask your PCP for a referral to a Board Certified ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialist!!


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How often can I take the fluticasone nasal spray? I took one spray this am in each nostril. It really helps w my allergy induced asthma.

How often can I take the fluticasone nasal spray? I took one spray this am in each nostril. It really helps w my allergy induced asthma.

2 sprays each nostri: The usual dose is 2 sprays each nostril once daily. Potentially better control of the nasal symptoms may improve asthma but the effects are variable. ...Read more

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What nasal spray has least side affects. I have allergic asthma. Nose runs clear all day. Cannot take flonase. Very senstive to most drugs. Low immune?

What nasal spray has least side affects. I have allergic asthma. Nose runs clear all day. Cannot take flonase. Very senstive to most drugs. Low immune?

Technique: Please tell us why you couldn't tolerate flonase? Most of adverse reactions are from improper spray technique which should be aiming towards the side and not the center of the nose. If you get nosebleeds from all inhaled steroid despite correct technique, try an antihistamine spray. If this too failed, some people may respond to a leukotriene blocker. See an allergist if problem persists. ...Read more

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I breathed in dry shampoo (hair spray with talc powder) and now my lungs burn! Poison control said I should be fine, but I'm worried. I have asthma.?

I breathed in dry shampoo (hair spray with talc powder) and now my lungs burn! Poison control said I should be fine, but I'm worried. I have asthma.?

Not poisoned: But inhaling talcum powder may trigger an asthma attack. Make sure that you are taking all of your controller medications (inhaled corticosteroids, montelukast) and take two puffs of your rescue inhaler (albuterol). If symptoms of chest burning persist see your doctor. One inhalation is not going to cause permanent lung injury. ...Read more

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I'm on xyxal and dymista nasal spray for allergies and some preventative asthma inhalers but my throat is still really tight anything that can help?

I'm on xyxal and dymista nasal spray for allergies and some preventative asthma inhalers but my throat is still really tight anything that can help?

Not asthma?: You may have a condition know as vocal cord dysfunction which can occur with or without asthma. Check with an ENT to check out your throat. I presume your trouble is trying to get enough air breathing in. ...Read more

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How to cure asthma?

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

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Can asthma be cured?

Can asthma be cured?

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 more

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Is asthma communicable?

No: It is not; asthma is the body's response to allergens or irritants in the air. Individual's responses to these stimuli vary widely, but they are not shared. ...Read more

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Is asthma a disability?

Is asthma a disability?

No....: Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. However, between episodes, most patients are completely asymptomatic. It is a very treatable disease and does not result in disability even though it is not curable. ...Read more

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What's cause of asthma?

Many: The most important factor is genetics, the second is the environment. At least half of the asthma cases are related to allergies, others mostly unknown and often called intrinsic asthma. Tobacco exposure, viral infection, aside from allergic triggers, often exacerbate asthma. For further details check www. Aaaai. Org. ...Read more

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How is asthma diagnosed?

How is asthma diagnosed?

Lung testing.: Asthma involves inflammation, muscle spasm and mucus production in the airways. It is diagnosed by history, physical exam, and lung function testing. Patients often complain of chest tightness, wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath. It can occur in any age group, although it is the most common chronic illness in children. ...Read more

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How to control asthma?

Inhalers & avoidance: Avoiding things that trigger your asthma, such as dust or animals, can help. Most asthma is controlled with short acting inhalers like albuterol, & long acting inhaled steroids. Albuterol helps acute attacks; inhaled steroids help prevent attacks from happening in the first place. Other meds, such as singulair (montelukast) or oral steroids, are used when these aren't enough to keep it under control. ...Read more