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Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Asthma: You can do a virtual consult to get an emergency dose of Medicstion. You don't need to wait for your doctor. Nothing over the counter will help ...Read more

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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What pills are prescribed for asthma treatment?

What pills are prescribed for asthma treatment?

Singular&OralSteroid: Most of the time we treat Asthma by inlahant meds either through pump or through Nebuliser But there are two drugs we use in pill form that is Singula(MONTELUCAST) as a controller medicine and Oral Steroids we use sometime for short course for acute attack, Third is seldom used these days old drug Theophyline ...Read more

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Why does singular for asthma treatment have to be taken in the evening and not morning?

Why does singular for asthma treatment have to be taken in the evening and not morning?

Doesn't matter: It doesn't matter if you take it in the morning or evening. It has to be taken once every day at the same time. ...Read more

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Can medications for asthma treatment be administered via picc line?

Can medications for asthma treatment be administered via picc line?

Not for control.: There are no maintenance medications for asthma that are administered iv. A few acute care meds are given IV and could be administered via picc, but that would only occur when you asthma is not well controlled. Better to use inhaled medications to keep asthma well controlled and stay out of trouble. ...Read more

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Has anyone here have tried zythromax/zpack/azithromycyn by pfizer for asthma treatment?

Has anyone here have tried zythromax/zpack/azithromycyn by pfizer for asthma treatment?

For severe asthma: Azithromycin has been shown not only to kill atypical bacteria which makes asthma worse, but also reduce inflammation. Small studies which examine the effect of Azithromycin on improving asthma are conflicting. Therefore, the best use of Azithromycin is for severe asthma patients who aren't controlled on standard asthma therapies on a trial basis. ...Read more

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What is the toxicity of advair and singulair (montelukast) usage in long term asthma treatment?

What is the toxicity of advair and singulair (montelukast) usage in long term asthma treatment?

Non-toxic but...: While every medication has benefits and side effects, the benefits of advair (combination inhaler) and singulair (montelukast) (leukotriene tablet) outweigh the risks when treating serious conditions such as asthma. Long term studies have shown a small affect on rate of growth in pediatric patients for medications containing steroids (advair) but not singulair (montelukast). An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...Read more

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But i heard that inhaled steroids for asthma treatment have dangerous side effect to overall health.

But i heard that inhaled steroids for asthma treatment have dangerous side effect to overall health.

Not necessarily : Thouhg taking steroid orally or by injection can have long term effects, inhaled steroids allow very little steroid absorption into the blood stream. The most common side effects of inhaled steroids are fungal infections in the mouth/throat (rinse your mouth after every treatment) or maybe a bronchospams if you use a powder inhalation. Talk it over with your physician or pharmacist. ...Read more

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My lungs are damaged from cancer treatment 12 years ago, Been smoking cigs for 9, my asthma treatment has not been helping lately could it be copd?

My lungs are damaged from cancer treatment 12 years ago, Been smoking cigs for 9, my asthma treatment has not been helping lately could it be copd?

Could certainly be.: Smoking when you have lungs that are already chronically damaged is simply careless. Smoking after having had cancer at such a young age is even more careless. You're inviting a future of medical hardship, pure and simple. Stop smoking. You will notice in time that your "asthma" will be more responsive to treatment. ...Read more

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