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How do I use a dry powder inhaler?

How do I use a dry powder inhaler?

Deep Breath: Most dry poder inhalers deliver a specific dose per use. The best way to use these devices is to put the device in your mouth and activate it the take a long slow deep breath that will cause all the powder to go in slowly and wont irritate your airway causing you to cough. ...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


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How do I use a metered-dose inhaler?

Inhaler: I would recommend to go to the manufacture's website and get a handout or watch a video if they have one to learn how to use the device. Sometimes devices have different ways of using them. Alternatively go to your pharmacist and they can go over how to use the device. ...Read more

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How do I use a vaginal moisturizer?

How do I use a vaginal moisturizer?

Vaginal moisturizer: When you are nursing or menopausal, otc moisturizes are used every two or three days. See your doc for vaginal estroghen. It works better. ...Read more

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How often should I use dry shampoo?

How often should I use dry shampoo?

DRY SHAMPOO: DRY SHAMPOO DOES NOT CAUSE ANY DETRIMENTAL PROBLEMS. IT CAN, ON OCCASION, CAUSE DANDRUFF, SMALL PIMPLES ON THE SCALP, AND TANGLING. YOU CAN USE IT AS OFTEN AS YOU WANT. ENJOY! ...Read more

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I have really bad asthma and I use a nebulizer. Do i need to use a mouthpiece as well?

I have really bad asthma and I use a nebulizer. Do i need to use a mouthpiece as well?

Asthma: You need to see your physician to discuss. If you are on a home nebulizer, you may need to be managed by a pulmonary specialist. If what you mean by 'mouthpiece' is a metered dose inhaler it is probably a good idea for acute symptoms arising when you don't have the nebulizer around. ...Read more

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How can I clean my scalp if I'm allergic to everything? I can't use medicated shampoos, nor baby shampoos. However, I can use a bar of soap.

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How can I clean my scalp if I'm allergic to everything? I can't use medicated shampoos, nor baby shampoos. However, I can use a bar of soap.

Use creamy bar soap: you definitely cannot be allergic to everything, yes you may be reacting to many chemicals included in the shampoos, but unscented ones can be helpful, you can try on a small area first wait for 48 hours, if no reaction continue, otherwise you need to see a dermatologist or an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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Can't you use a spacer with a dry powder inhaler?

Can't you use a spacer with a dry powder inhaler?

Not aerosolized: Dry powder inhalers depend on your breathing in the particles, there is not any power behind them, like you would see in a metered dose inhaler. Spacers do not allow you to get enough airflow to do it. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how I can wean myself off of a topical steroid cream I use for eczema?

Does anyone know how I can wean myself off of a topical steroid cream I use for eczema?

Transition Off: If you are clear, you can go to application every other day, then taper slowly over the next week. Also, there are "non-steroid" creams/ointments called calcineurin inhibitors that can extend the cleared periods for chronic eczema. Also, "skin barrier creams" are helpful as they help maintain the disrupted skin barrier in people with eczema. A coordinated skin care plan is a must for eczema. ...Read more

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When I use a steroid inhaler i always get very bad thrush it does not matter how well i rinse. Is there any to prevent this?

When I use a steroid inhaler i always get very bad  thrush it does not matter how well i rinse. Is there any to prevent this?

Generally, Yes: You need to let your physcian or dentist know about this. They can prescribe either a mouth rinse or pills that can help prevent or reduce the symptoms of thrush. Thrush is known as candidiasis and is caused by an organism that we all have in our intestinal tract to aid in digestion. Many medications can cause Candida Albicans to get out of balance and the medications help set things right. ...Read more

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Do I I use a sinus rinse before I use my nasal steroid spray or can I jus spray it in without a problem is it still effective?

Do I I use a sinus rinse before I use my nasal steroid spray or can I jus spray it in without a problem is it still effective?

Sinus rinse b4 spray: If you're now suffering from nasal allergies, best to rinse first before spraying medication. Once you're better and using medication for prevention, then less likely to need to rinse first. But only you can figure this out w/your Family Doc & Allergist. As always, avoid nasal decongestant sprays. Nasal steroids should be fine. Ask about oral allergy medication options too. ...Read more

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How soon can i use my abuterolui neubilizer after using my abuterol inhaler?

How soon can i use my abuterolui neubilizer after using my abuterol inhaler?

Depends: Usually these inhaled medications are used on an as needed basis and the frequency depends on how sick the person is. Commonly, they could be used every 6 to 8 hours but if you're really having breathing issues, you can use it every 2 hrs. If you feel that bad, I would go to the ER. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my dry dry skin... I use mosterizer and i get dry with-in minutes after i lotion? Help

How can I get rid of my dry dry skin... I use mosterizer and i get dry with-in minutes after i lotion? Help

Help skin stay moist: Avoid hot showers and baths. Water should be tepid (on the cool side of warm). Avoid harsh soaps and use a moisturizing body bar like dove or caress. Avoid using loophas or harsh sponges. Blot dry with towel instead of rubbing dry. Within a couple of minutes, liberally apply a good emollient moisturizer. Re-apply as needed. May need a topical steroid on problem areas. Avoid harsh elements. ...Read more

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What to do if i hate using inhalers, can I take singulair (montelukast) instead of flovent for my prevenative?

What to do if i hate using inhalers, can I take singulair (montelukast) instead of flovent for my prevenative?

Maybe: Singulair (montelukast) is approved for prevention of allergies and asthma. Whether it's right for your asthma as an alternative to your Flovent is a good question for your doc. The two meds work very differently. ...Read more

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Do I have to wait a certain amount of time after using my maintenance asthma med symbacort before i can use my albuterol?

Do I have to wait a certain amount of time after using my maintenance asthma med symbacort before i can use my albuterol?

No : Albuterol is typically used to treat symptoms of asthma including cough, wheeze, chest tightness and shortness of breath. The nice aspect of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is that the formoterol component which is a long-acting bronchodilator also starts working very quickly (within a few minutes) just like albuterol. With that, most people don't need to use albuterol right after symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)! ...Read more

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Can i Use a Nebulizer To Stop Coughing?

Can i Use a Nebulizer To Stop Coughing?

Maybe...: Cough can have many causes. If you have already seen a physician for your cough and the nebulizer Was prescribed for that purpose then it's fine. Otherwise, be very careful. ...Read more

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I tried using vaseline and aquaphor for lip eczema and still no help. What else should I use, i'm trying not to use a steroid?

I tried using vaseline and aquaphor for lip eczema and still no help. What else should I use, i'm trying not to use a steroid?

Maybe not eczema: It may not be "eczema". Sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can affect the lips. You need to see a doctor to examine your lips and treat appropriately. ...Read more