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Can a astma inhaler affect the result of a pregrancy test?

Can a astma inhaler affect the result of a pregrancy test?

NO effect =preg test: Asthma inhalers have no effect on pregnancy tests mainly because they deliver medication locally --to the lungs. A urine pregnancy test measures a hormone (b-hcg) that comes directly from the placenta. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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I was diagnosed w/asthma. Albuterol was used during the test & my partner said i snored less that night. Wld using my inhaler before bed be helpful?

I was diagnosed w/asthma. Albuterol was used during the test & my partner said i snored less that night. Wld using my inhaler before bed be helpful?

Probably....: Many asthma patients have nocturnal symptoms so using your inhaler at bedtime may help with nocturnal symptoms especially if you awaken during the night with shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, etc. However, snoring can also be a sign of sleep apnea so if the snoring continues, you may need a sleep study to see if you have sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I've late onset asthma cough variant since 2009. It is under control with inhaler use. My blood test shows 8 percent eisonophilis. Is it high?

I've late onset asthma cough variant since 2009.  It is under control with inhaler use. My blood test shows 8 percent eisonophilis. Is it high?

Slightly: There is a test called FeNO which is used in some Allergy offices. A positive test is a marker for activated eosinophils in the airway. Depending on the frequency and severity of your symptoms, an inhaled steroid may be indicated. ...Read more

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In the mornings i will cough till i am sick often. chest xrays appear clear. i passed a lung test after inhalers but asthma not confirmed. chest pains?

In the mornings i will cough till i am sick often. chest xrays appear clear. i passed a lung test after inhalers but asthma not confirmed. chest pains?

Cough: Lots of possibilities including esophageal reflux,allergies and inhalant reactions among others. See a lung specialist to work through them if primary care doc limited. ...Read more

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I might have exercise induced asthma. Will a walk-in clinic do tests? How will they prescribe a bronchodilators inhaler?

I might have exercise induced asthma. Will a walk-in clinic do tests? How will they prescribe a bronchodilators inhaler?

Mgt: I would suggest that you call before making an appointment. If you do have exercise induced asthma, taking the Albuterol prior to exercise is part of your treatment plan. ...Read more

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My cough is bad from asthma i switched inhalers i think that's why its bad again could astma lead to worse stuff like cancer or blood clots ?

My cough is bad from asthma i switched inhalers i think that's why its bad again could astma lead to worse stuff like cancer or blood clots ?

Asthma: First you need to stop smoking! then you need to be compliant with your inhalers for them to be effective. See a pulmonologist or allergist to help you control it. Cancer is a result of smoking not asthma, and so are blood clots, the more reasosns to quit! ...Read more

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When i play football i get breathless I use my asthma inhaler but doesn't have affect?

When i play football i get breathless I use my asthma inhaler but doesn't have affect?

Change timing?: If you know that every time you play football, or exercise for that matter, you get breathless, you may want to consider using your rescue inhaler before the exercise. Talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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If I have asthma must I use an inhaler?

If I have asthma must I use an inhaler?

For persistent asthm: You need a daily anti-inflammatory inhaler if you have persistent asthma. That means that you have airway inflammation (swelling) that needs to be assessed by a bronchospasm evaluation that is done as a diagnostic procedure by board certified allergists. ...Read more

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I used to have asthma when I was a little kid. It went away after using my inhaler for a while. But now I think it came back. Is that possible?

I used to have asthma when I was a little kid. It went away after using my inhaler for a while. But now I think it came back. Is that possible?

Yes: There is no known cure for asthma but patients can have very long symptom-free intervals and then, suddenly, have an exacerbation. So, it is very possible to have asthma symptoms in childhood followed by a lengthy remission and then have symptoms again. See your physician as there are many meds available to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more