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Do you know of any ways of getting rid of wheezing without an asthma inhaler?

Do you know of any ways of getting rid of wheezing without an asthma inhaler?

Yes: The mainstay of asthma treatment, and the main reason to get an allergist involved, is to identify the allergens that trigger your wheezing and let your allergist educate you about how to reduce your exposure to these allergens. The primary role of asthma inhalers is to reduce the lung inflammation that you can't control through allergen avoidance alone. ...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


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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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Does anything bad happen if someone uses an asthma inhaler for a cold, but didn't have asthma symptoms then?

Does anything bad happen if someone uses an asthma inhaler for a cold, but didn't have asthma symptoms then?

Were you coughing?: A rescue inhaler, no. If taken appropriately and it gave you relief within 5-10 minutes, this means you probably had some bronchitis.If it didn't have any effect and you stopped taking it, it didn't damage your lungs or heart. Now, don't keep taking other peoples medication. Especially, not maintenance inhalers. See your doctor and to determine if you need some prescribed for you. ...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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I get breathless with wheezing early in the norning only when i have wet cough and it goes away when i use my inhaler. Asthma?

I get breathless with wheezing early in the norning only when i have wet cough and it goes away when i use my inhaler. Asthma?

Maybe: The description is highly consistent with asthma. In fact, you may feel better with daily inhaled medication. A lung test (spirometry) would be helpful in quantifying your risk and potential benefits of treatment changes. ...Read more

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Got a tickly dry feeling in my lungs, sort of like my lungs are thirsty. Used my asthma inhaler (I get mild asthma sometimes) but it's come back again?

Got a tickly dry feeling in my lungs, sort of like my lungs are thirsty. Used my asthma inhaler (I get mild asthma sometimes) but it's come back again?

Asthma: The asthma rescue inhaler should last a few hours. If you need it more than just 2-3 times per week then we need to step up treatment and add a controller medicine typically, a steroid inhaler which is safe. Continue this until your doctor says to stop. Most likely, this is just temporary. ...Read more

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I've never had asthma before but i'm in belieze and i've been experiencing a lot of wheezing. Should i try and get an inhaler? If so, what kind?

I've never had asthma before but i'm in belieze and i've been experiencing a lot of wheezing. Should i try and get an inhaler? If so, what kind?

Wheezing: Beside asthma, bronchitis and other lung or heart diseases can cause wheezing. I would suggest you see a local physician for better diagnosis. In the mean time before you can see a physician, an albuterol inhaler might temporarily relieve wheezing. However you still would need to be seen by a physician so no severe pathologies are missed. Have a safe trip. ...Read more

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Asthma Inhaler (Definition)

An asthma inhaler is a devise that delivers asthma medication through inhalation. They are sometimes called puffers or mdi's (metered dose inhalers) they can deliver rescue medications such as albuterol, or controller medications ...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