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Best Humidifier For Asthma
Which is better to use when u have brohncatis and asthma when sick a cool mist humidifier or a warm mist vaporizer it's for my daughters 9 and 11?
Asthma plan: Reducing post nasal drip with nasal saline rinses and a mild decongestant at bedtime may help alleviate their symptoms. If they have asthma, I would suggest reviewing their asthma plan. Some children will need an inhaled or by mouth steroid during an illness, to control inflammation. A virtual appt is also available online. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increasing the humidity in your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the passages in the nose and throat. Humidified air can relieve the discomfort of colds and the flu. Using a humidifier in the home can help relieve a stuffy nose and can help break up mucus so you ...Read more
My nebulizer broke and I have bad asthma everyday but I have a vix humidifier that has a medicine cup is it safe to put the abuteral in the med cup?
I am sorry: I spent years in the hospital treating respiratory illnesses before i became a physician and your question is the one that most worries me today. People die from asthma. You have "bad" asthma. Please get the right treatment asap if not urgently. Please page your doctor now for instructions. Stop smoking for god's sake. ...Read more
Bad cough that started yesterday. I've had to take my asthma pump twice today and the humidifier once. It hurts when I cough. Any idea what's wrong?
I'm pregnant with asthma and my nose is always stopped up (even b/4 pregnancy). I want to buy an humidifier but what kind?
Save your money: Humidifiers may provide some relief but they also encourage dust mite growth so if you are allergic then this is not a durable solution. Most women don't want to take any medicine during the 1st trimester. Nasal saline is safest but some prescription nasal sprays are not so bad. It is imperative that your asthma is well controlled. Risking Fetal hypoxia is far more dangerous than asthma meds ...Read more
My 3yo son has asthma& when he sleep at night his nose be stuffed up bad his doctor proscribe a humidifier but to me it don't work for him I think he ne
Do a Re-evaluation: Unfortunately one medicine/method of treatment does not work for everyone. Your son may have allergies as well, common in asthmatics, and a prescription nasal spray may be of much benefit. I would suggest bringing him in to his doc, express your concerns and I am sure he will be evaluated and treated accordingly. Best of luck.. ...Read more
Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.
Probably not: Humidifiers and vaporizers add moisture to the air but this added moisture has little effect beyond the nasal passages. Adding moisture to the bedroom environment encourages growth of houses dust mites and molds not usually considered beneficial for persons with asthmatics. I generally discourage the use of humidifiers & recommend dehumidifiers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iam allergic to cats and my inhailer isn't workin will humitifyer work or air filter. Or should I git rid of my cat.. I do have asthma..
Cat bad for asthma: The best way is to remove the cat and thoroughly clean the house, including carpeting and furniture. If you are not willing to do that, see an allergist and consider getting on desensitization (allergy shots), which would decrease y our problem. A humidifier will not work, a hepa filter air purifier and preventing the cat from getting into the bedroom may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Each to his own: At least one study showed that nearly every case of asthma is unique in medication response and thus what is best is what works best for you. Inhaled steroid is the currently preferred drug, yet only about 50% of asthma actually responds to inhaled steroid. . As for pills, the only one I am aware of is Singulair (montelukast) or Accolate. Theophylline or terbutaline are rarely used nowadays. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Corticosteroids: Inhaled corticosteroids such as Flovent (fluticasone), Pulmicort (budesonide), qvar, alvesco, (ciclesonide) advair etc. Are the best medicines for asthma because they treat the underlying cause which is inflammation. If the patient is acutely ill or in the er then these medicines would not be used. First the patient would have to be treated/stabilized with oral corticosteroids and albuterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 types: All persons with asthma should have a quick relief inhaler like albuterol to be used when needed for immediate relief. Persons with persistent asthma need a daily controller medication. The most effective daily controller are inhaled steroids. Other medications used as alternative or add-on therapy is montelukast tabs and long-acting bronchodilators. The best inhaler is the one used correctly! ...Read more
Inhaled steroids: For all ages, the most effective and preferred treatment for persistent asthma is daily use of inhaled corticosteroids. These are the recommendation of the national guidelines to treat asthma last published in 2007. There are many available and come in inhaler, nebulizer and dry powder inhaler. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not great one: There is no great home remedy for asthma although in Germany homeopathic and herbal products are commonly used though not been scientifically proven. In a pinch when there is no other option, drinking a few cups of coffee may provide transient relief. Consider seeing an allergist since allergen avoidance & allergy shots may be very helpful in providing long-term solution to asthma ...Read more
Several medications: Bronchodilators such as albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil) or Xopenex (levalbuterol) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Patients with cough-variant asthma, exercise-induced asthma, or regular asthma also use steroid inhalers (such as Flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Singulair is another medication that can help. ...Read more
Varies: All true asthma has an inherited component. All cases are relatively unique in their presentation, severity and treatment needs.The best way to find out is with a regular physician whom you provide your history and present form of treatment.Modifications can be made based on event & symptom frequency along with tests when indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma treatment: Well, your question is rather complex to explain fully here. There are many layers of medications for treatment of asthma depending on the severity of the diseases and / or if it is related to allergy. Severe asthma merits a specialist in lung and / or allergist visit and might require multiple medications and treatment modalities. ...Read more
Trigger avoidance: Agree with the statements about medicines should be tailored by your doctor to you. Additionally, if you know what triggers your asthma then controlling or avoiding those will help. Some common triggers include: Allergies (talk to your doctor about treatment options), infections (always wash your hands), exercise (pre-treat before starting) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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