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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. Warren Foster
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Urine test came back with a ph level of 8.5 What does that mean? Could it be related to SOB which I thought was asthma but meds & inhaler not helping

Urine test came back with a ph level of 8.5 What does that mean?  Could it be related to SOB which I thought was asthma but meds & inhaler not helping

Likely not related: Urine pH reflects the function of the kidneys in maintaining the acid base balance in the body & the lungs also play a role through a diff. mechanism. A value of 8.5, slightly above normal limit. Increased acid may increase your rate of breathing. Uncontrolled SOB should be re-evaluated by your physician for a better control of your resp. problem who can also determine need for nephrology consult ...Read more

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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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What helps asthma when you don't have a inhaler?

What helps asthma when you don't have a inhaler?

Difficult to answer: When you are having an attack the causes may be an allergic reaction, environmental (dust or particles in the air) or cold air. Removing yourself from these immediate areas may be helpful. If your talking about controller inhalers, there really isn't much except to stay clear of those things or places that trigger your attacks. Sorry i can;t offer much along these lines. ...Read more

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What happens if I use an inhaler if i don't have asthma?

What happens if I use an inhaler if i don't have asthma?

Yes, but why?: Asthma inhalers will not have any beneficial effects on individuals without asthma. They do have side effects however. Medications should only be used when indicated and even then the least amount as possible is typically the best approach. ...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


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