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Can. U. Get. Headaches. After. Taking. Inhalers?

Can. U. Get. Headaches. After. Taking. Inhalers?

Inhaler headache: Headache after your inhaler can be from vascular dilation and blood flow changes in the central nervous system. Non-steroidals like over the counter Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) can be helpful for this. They might also reduce your need for asthma inhalers. Be mindful that their principal side effect is stomach acidity so you might need an antiacid type medication simultaneously. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What. Can. I take. For. My. Bad. Headaches. I. Get. Them. After. Using. My. Inhalers?

What. Can. I take. For. My. Bad. Headaches. I. Get. Them. After. Using. My. Inhalers?

Non-Steroidals: Headache after your inhaler can be from vascular dilation and blood flow changes in the central nervous system. Non-steroidals like over the counter Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) can be helpful for this. They might also reduce your need for asthma inhalers. Be mindful that their principal side effect is stomach acidity so you might need an antiacid type medication simultaneously. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had bad headaches after using albuterol inhalers?

Has anyone ever had bad headaches after using albuterol inhalers?

Yes: It is not an uncommon side-effect. I'm not certain of the mechanism, but albuterol can increase the strength of heart contractions and also cause blood vessels to dilate. I expect that this may cause a rise in cranial pressure and be the cause of pain in some patients. ...Read more

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I have bad chest pain, and my upper back behind my ribs are hurting. Small headache too. I took sinus medicine, not working. took my rescue inhaler to?

I have bad chest pain, and my upper back behind my ribs are hurting. Small headache too. I took sinus medicine, not working. took my rescue inhaler to?

Chest & back pain: This could be all related to muscle aches. Try some tylenol (acetaminophen) & hot shower as that can help relax muscles. Avoid heavy lifting. You can use topical heating pads available OTC. Check if you have a temp! If not better, go & see your PCP. If you have any heart problems, you have to seek medical attention NOW. ...Read more

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Some water went down my windpipe and am coughing. Afraid of secondary drowning but i can breathe ok now. Will my asthma inhaler help if im still wheezing after awhile? Also getting a headache that doesnt mean water is on my brain does it?

Some water went down my windpipe and am coughing. Afraid of secondary drowning but i can breathe ok now. Will my asthma inhaler help if im still wheezing after awhile? Also getting a headache that doesnt mean water is on my brain does it?

Water in trachea: The water in your wind pipe (trachea) will not drown you but will cause coughing at the time amid could transiently aggravate your asthma so the use of your inhaler in this setting would be helpful. The headache does not mean water on the brain. The headache is likely from the coughing and will pass. You will be ok. ...Read more

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Do I have the flu or walking pneumonia? I been coughing/phlegm and sneezing/wheezing. Headaches/coughing. I use my albuterol inhaler/otc meds. Help me

Do I have the flu or walking pneumonia? I been coughing/phlegm and sneezing/wheezing. Headaches/coughing. I use my albuterol inhaler/otc meds. Help me

Would need an exam..: To answer your question an exam and more history would be needed. At the very least it sounds like you have a viral URI or allergies. If you are requiring your albuterol more than every 4-6 hours or the symptoms are persisting or getting worse at all, make an appointment to be seen or a consult appointment here on healthtap to better determine if an in person doctor visit is needed. ...Read more

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Had this cold/flu for 5 days with a fever still can't seem to shift coughing, fever, sinus, headache, blocked nose and asthmatic which already on doubled on my steroid inhaler can't see doc till tues?

Had this cold/flu for 5 days with a fever still can't seem to shift coughing, fever, sinus, headache, blocked nose and asthmatic which already on doubled on my steroid inhaler can't see doc till tues?

This sounds like: "modified" Influenza (the type not "covered" by this years vaccine but some cross immunity from previous Flue Shots! Asthmatic bronchitis appears to be a common complication of this Influenza virus!! Suggest your DFoctor may agree to Prescribe something on the phone..(Or Health Tap Prime may be an idea for you) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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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