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Bad Effects Of Steroid Inhalers For Asthma Patients
I have very bad asthma and can't stop coughing from a cold. Using prednisone and then steroid inhaler. Also used nebulizer for asthma. Cough medicine over the counter is not helping. Have had issue since Sunday?
My Dr prescribe perforomist nebulizer for worsening asthma. Steroid inhaler affects vocal cords. Worried about side effects. Once start can't stop?
Will usage of an inhaler containing steroids for asthma for 4 months, cause any side effect for a child?
Oral meds may help: For asthma that is out of control, the addition of nonsteroidal anitinflammatory med like montelukast may help, or a short course of oral steroids. Some people still respond to theophylline orally. Pulmonary function tests can distinguish between the bronchospasm seen with asthma from the laryngospasm and difficulty inhaling often seen with anxiety or panic. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would someone be given an inhaler and steroids for acute bronchitis if they don't have asthma?
Symptoms: Bronchitis can be from any causes and means inflammation of the bronchial tree. If the symptoms are really bothersome, it may be treated temporarily with anti-asthma drugs to reduce the inflammation. Do note that if you do develop prolonged bronchitis symptoms with each cold, it may well be a manifestation of asthma which is only triggered by an infection particularly a viral one Read more
No: Using a steroid inhaler is not a reason to stop nursing a healthy baby. The known benefits of breast milk far outweigh any theoretical risks from the medication. You absorb only a small amount of the steroid from your inhaler into your bloodstream. Only a tiny amount of that small amount would make it into breast milk - perhaps not even a detectable amount at all. Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Consider alternative: Few people prescribed steroid inhalers get by without them. When they try they have a poorer quality of life, use other asthma medications excessively & have asthma episodes requiring oral steroids to prevent death or hospitalization. Five days of oral Prednisone is the equivalent of 2-4 years of daily inhaled steroids. Inhaled steroids are safe & effective with minor side-effects. Don't be fooled. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
First time ever with oral thrush, I use asthma steroid inhalers clencil modulite. Most likely cause? I recently started using the inhaler.
Which of the following asthma medications should I reduce if have no symptoms at all 1)controlling tablets 2)quick relief inhaler 3)steroid inhaler?
See below: The steroid inhaler is your controller/maintenance for use daily/routinely. The tablet is also assisting with the control/maintenance aspects of your asthma. Your action plan should advise that the quick relief (albuterol) can be decreased/increased in frequency depending on the severity or improvement of your breathing status. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which one is better for long term asthma prevention, steroid inhaler or oral controlling tablets?
Steroid? Singulair (montelukast)?: Montelukast (singulair), Accolate & zyflo (zileuton) are nonsteroidal tablets that have limited anti-inflammatory effects when compared to inhaled corticosteroids. For mild persistent asthma both types of controller medications are effective. For more severe asthma inhaled steroids work better. You can take both for added effect. Both types of medications treat but neither prevents asthma. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My girlfriend uses a steroid inhaler for her asthma. Will this harm our unborn child? Or will she be a steroid baby?
Not sure what a normal range for spo2 are as I just had my oxygen levels checked and it's 94spo2, it was 98/99 few days ago, also had to change to a long lasting steroid inhaler for asthma?
I sometimes wheeze like asthma but antihistamines relieve it very effectively. Should I still be taking steroid inhalers?
My daughter has an asthma caused by allergy and she is taking singular one per day and steroid inhaler twice per day since 3 months. Is it gd?
Yes,: If this treatment regimen is controlling her symptoms and preventing asthma exacerbations. Your pediatrician should be following the asthma guidelines to manage your daughter's asthma. You can look up those guidelines online to get a better understanding of what I'm referring to. Just type in Pediatric Asthma Guidelines in any search engine. Read more
Does asthma inhaler use cause long term damage, cancer? How about inhaled steroid? Know need it, but I just want to know what risks may be for future
Recently went to ER having asthma attack. Still feel tightness & pain. Off of steroids now but still using inhaler/4 hrs. How much longer till I feel ok?
See your own doctor.: You should see your own doctor. You should feel better if you finished the steroid course. If you are still needing your inhaler every 4 hours and feeling tightness and pain, you may need a different kind of inhaler or an x-ray, but first you should be re-examined. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulmicort vs steroids was not referencing anabolic steroids: other steroids (pills, liquid inhalers) for asthma. Dr told me not as damaging 2 body. T/f?
True!: Pulmicort is an inhaled form of corticosteroid designed to reduce inflammation in your lungs that make asthma worse. The reason it has less side effects than the pill form is because the liver is able to break down much of the drug before it can affect the rest of your body. Pulmicort is the asthma drug of choice for pregnant patients and is category b. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shortness of breath not helped my inhaler or steroids never had asthma doc said acute broncitus but been 8 weeks?
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