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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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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


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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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Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Need an evaluation: You can have different infections from different locations of the globe. It would be wise to see your physician . There are certain illnesses in Europe they're not present here yet. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get an asthma inhaler without a prescription?

Can there be a way to get an asthma inhaler without a prescription?

Not aware of any: There used to be an OTC inhaler sold in some pharmacies and grocery stores. It had been around since before most inhalers became prescription based.The old med is full of side effects but some used them.I'm not sure if they are around. If your trying to avoid having proper care for this chronic condition, make sure your affairs are in order.Sudden death rates due to asthma have not changed much. ...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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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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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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Can lungs get dependent on daily asthma inhaler? Could I have outgrown my asthma even though i wake up feeling short of breath until i take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?

Can lungs get dependent on daily asthma inhaler? Could I have outgrown my asthma even though i wake up feeling short of breath until i take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?

Asthma remissions: Appropriate asthma therapy does not make you dependent on it, rather appropriate therapy allows for minimization of symptoms. Although in children and teens asthma may seem to go into remission, if you still need your combination asthma medication, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) it is unlikely yours has. ...Read more

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How do you use the pocket chamber spacer for an asthma inhaler?

How do you use the pocket chamber spacer for an asthma inhaler?

My method: The pocket chamber spacer has a lot going for it - small size, smaller price. Like all modern inhaler devices it has a one-way valve so your exhaled breath does not return to the holding chamber. (1) activate inhaler (2) begin inhaling within 1 second (3) inhale slowly to a count of 5 (1, one thousand, 2...) (4) hold breath to count of 10 (5) exhale (6) wait 30 seconds (7) repeat with 2nd dose. ...Read more

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What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing with asthma without my inhaler?

What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing with asthma without my inhaler?

Need inhaler: The preferred treatment for relief of asthma symptoms including cough, wheezing, chest tightness is albuterol by inhaler or nebulizer. Avoiding the trigger (smoke, etc) can help and remaining calm will help, but asthma can be serious (life-threatening) and delaying treatment with medications can lead to poor outcomes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and other asthma inhaler medicines?

What are the symptoms of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and other asthma inhaler medicines?

Inhalers: I assume you are asking about side effects. All combination inhalers, including advair, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and Dulera have a steroid component and a long acting bronchodilator. The steroids can cause oral thrush, so you need to drink water after use, the laba can cause you to be jittery, gives you palpitations insomnia. Most are generally well tolerated. Other inhalers have one of the components. ...Read more

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Can anxiety-induced wheezing be treated with asthma inhalers? I've had wheezing for months and my doc thinks it's my anxiety, but inhalers works on it

Can anxiety-induced wheezing be treated with asthma inhalers? I've had wheezing for months and my doc thinks it's my anxiety, but inhalers works on it

Of course it can: Bronchospasm- wheezing, tight chest, cough, can have a number of triggers: allergies, windy weather, colds, and anxiety is one of them. Inhalers can be helpful with this condition , no matter what the cause. if it happens frequently you may want to see a pulmonary specialist or allergist to see if there might be other triggers than anxiety ...Read more

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I need prescription refills for my thyroid medicine and my asthma inhaler?

I need prescription refills for my thyroid medicine and my asthma inhaler?

Not on public site: The public site of HealthTap is for general questions and advice. As listed below, this site does not provide diagnosis and treatment for anyone. You should contact your doc for refills. You can contact specific docs in the HT system and arrange personal consultation, but what they can do for you is limited by state licensing rules. ...Read more

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I sometimes wheeze like asthma but antihistamines relieve it very effectively. Should I still be taking steroid inhalers?

I sometimes wheeze like asthma but antihistamines relieve it very effectively. Should I still be taking steroid inhalers?

Yes: please continue using your steroid inhaler as prescribed, that's why your asthma is controlled, as for the antihistamine relieving wheezing, can't find an explanation, however there's no harm using it, keep your follow up with your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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