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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How can I use a bidet? What is a bidet, and how do you use it? I've encountered them but I have no idea how to use it!
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
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
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
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
What to do if i hate using inhalers, can I take singulair (montelukast) instead of flovent for my prevenative?
Is there a product I can use to moisturize my penis and balls ? after a shower they are dry and I'm not sure what I can use .
Sensitive skin care: Euderin cream is a good idea, for sensitive skin. ...Read more
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
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?
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