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Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Asthma: You can do a virtual consult to get an emergency dose of Medicstion. You don't need to wait for your doctor. Nothing over the counter will help ...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


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What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better

What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better

Cough variant asthma: Is type of asthma where cough is the most salient symptom, dry cough, but still have other asthma signs, at times it might be the only symptom and hard to diagnose. As for the albuterol form: whichever works, so long it is taken in the right way and produces the desired effect, but albuterol is just a quick fix, you need comprehensive treatment as any other asthmatic, see an allergist/pulmonol ...Read more

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My brother age is 19 years he has asthma and black cough from the age of 3 years please suggest treatment to end asthma permanently thanks?

My brother age is 19 years he has asthma and black cough from the age of 3 years please suggest treatment to end asthma permanently thanks?

Asthma: Your brother should be under the care of an allergist. He will be needed to be tested to find out what he is allergic to. He will have to undergo desensitization as well as being on proper medication. In addition he will be under close supervision of his doctor. ...Read more

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Had cough a month went to hospital I blew in a peak flow meter then got a neb treatment and tolled me I had asthma how would I know for sure if I do?

Had cough a month went to hospital I blew in a peak flow meter then got a neb treatment and tolled me I had asthma how would I know for sure if I do?

Diagnosis...: By definition, asthma is recurrent episodes of bronchospasm so you need more than one episode for the diagnosis to be made. You can also have pulmonary function testing to determine if you have any bronchospasm either at rest or with provocation testing. See your doctor so you can be diagnosed and treated, if you have asthma. ...Read more

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Have asthma. Clear sinus drainage. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment made lung function better but i still have cough?

Have asthma. Clear sinus drainage. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment  made lung function better but i still have cough?

PFTs: Pulmonary function testing will help to determine whether or not your lung function is in a proper range or not. Cough is a nonspecific finding that may be associated with an asthma exacerbation, but there are many other causes. ...Read more

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Have clear nasal drainage with asthma. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment made lung function better but i keep having cough?

Have clear nasal drainage with asthma. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment made lung function better but i keep having cough?

See allergist: If you require systemic steroid to control your asthma and nasal symptoms, it is time to consult an allergist. There are many causes for coughing-uncontrolled asthma, post-nasal drips, sinusitis are just a few of the causes. ...Read more

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How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

See below: Generally, if you have a persistent cough that has not resolved after possible antibiotic treatment for infections, meds for reflux, etc., but does resolve after talking a short acting bronchodilator like albuterol, then the action of the bronchodilator may have worked and thus cough variant asthma is possible. ...Read more

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How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

Mostly by history: This is asthma which is primarily manifested by coughing and not measurable evidence of airway constriction. The response to low-dose inhaled steroid , bronchodilator, and/or leukotriene modifier supports the diagnosis. It is possible that this may be a prelude to persistent asthma later on in life. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cough variant asthma?

What are the symptoms of cough variant asthma?

Cough: Cough and not shortness of breath or wheezing is the primary symptom. The lung function test is often normal but the patient usually responds well to anti-asthma drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more