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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)

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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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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Im using following tablets for my asthma treatment 1)ruptadine&montelukast 2)ambroxol, terbutaline&etofylline 3)sertalin r they safe for long term use?

Im using following tablets for my asthma treatment
1)ruptadine&montelukast 
2)ambroxol, terbutaline&etofylline
3)sertalin
r they safe for long term use?

If ok'd by the FDA: Any medication can have bad side effects in a few people. Medications that are approved for long term use by the fda are considered safe, but doctors and patients still keep an eye out for undesired reactions. Also, "long term" may mean 6 weeks, 6 months, 6 years, etc... Doctors on healthtap are U.S. Doctors, so generally do not have information on foreign medications. ...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?

Lung damage: Why are doing this to yourself? You know the answer perfectly. Smoking is not the answer to anything and it will worsen your asthma, lung damage, restriction or copd. Whatever you want to call it. ...Read more

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Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?

Mgt: You may want to consider using an inhaled steroid and the Albuterol as needed if these medications control your asthma. You can also take an oral steroid for a short period of time. The combination medication has a longer acting medication. A follow up appointment: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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I get congestion leading to asthma and treatment?What should I do?

I get congestion leading to asthma and treatment?What should I do?

Allergies?: Congestion often occurs due to allergies. If this is the case you may want to get tested to determine what your allergies are. Avoidance or desensitizing shots may be the trick. Talk to your physician about non-sedating antihistamines if he/she feels it is allergies. Good luck. ...Read more

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When a child goes to a hospital with asthma, what treatment happens there?

When a child goes to a hospital with asthma, what treatment happens there?

Many things: Often an i v is started to give lots of fluids and for administration of steroids and antibiotics. The use of nebulized medicine often albuterol frequently and chest clapping and suctioning of secretions . If needed oxygen is given to help as well. ...Read more

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For someone with uncontrolled asthma on max treatment how to start exercise n get more energy? Only asthmas the problem

For someone with uncontrolled asthma on max treatment how to start exercise n get more energy? Only asthmas the problem

Exercise: Start with indoor exercises such as swimming and walking indoor (if you live in a cold environment). take albuterol 20 min before exercise and warm up slowly. Warming up is very critical for a person with asthma, otherwise you may develop shortness of breath quickly and may not be able to exercise ...Read more

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How to detect asthma symptoms and treatment for frequent chapped bleeding lips?

How to detect asthma symptoms and treatment for frequent chapped bleeding lips?

Unclear question.: These are not related conditions. However nasal blockage from allergic rhinitis can lead to chapped bleeding lips from mouth-breathing and/or lip-licking. ...Read more

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Local treatment for asthma ?

Local treatment for asthma ?

Inhalers: From a medical perspective, inhalers exert most of their effect in the lung with minimal exposure to the rest of the body. As such, they are considered localized therapy. ...Read more

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What is better treatment for asthma?

What is better treatment for asthma?

Asthma: Depending on the severity of asthma, different types of medications can be prescribed and inhalers are the mainstay of treatment. If you have allergies, consider allergen immunotherapy. See an allergist for best advice. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for asthma?

Depends on severity: Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function. Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment of asthma?

Control: Managing asthma is about "control". Most patient's will be on an inhaled steroid medication to control the inflammation in the airways. If this isn't enough, additional medications can be used. Airway dilator medications are used frequently. There are both long-acting and short-acting versions of these. Once patients' symptoms are controlled for several months, we can sometimes cut back meds. ...Read more