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How Often Can I Use My Inhaler
Answer: Quick-relief medications such as albuterol will help relieve sudden asthma symptoms. They typically begin working 5 to 15 minutes after treatment and can usually be administered every 3 to 4 hours, • long-term swelling, and overproduction of mucus.Control medications that help manage symptoms on a daily basis. Steroids (corticosteroids) are taken once or twice daily and work to control inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HOW LONg Do I HaVe To WAIt AFTEr I usEd my RESCUe INHALEr To USe the NEBULIZER. BOTH WITh ALBUTEROl?
Every 12 hrs: By the way, you should not use salmeterol by itself to control your asthma. A steroid inhaler should be the primary drug for asthma control. Using salmeterol or any type of bronchodilator without an inhaled steroid may make your asthma worse even though you may get transient relief from its use. ...Read more
What can I do for wheezing and coughing and it doesn't stop when I use my nebulizer or my inhaler?
Ask your doctor: Flutter devices for patients with bronchiectasis (for example cf) should be used to help clear excess thick secretions from the airway. If it takes you one, two or three times daily to keep your secretions manageable, than that is what you do. Best to ask the doctor who prescribed it for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure your asthma: Stop doing things that are hurting your lungs like smoking or living with people who smoke. Marijuana & tobacco are both bad for your lungs. Add omega-3 & vitamin d to your diet. See an allergist to find other causes for asthma. Allergy shots (immunotherapy), work to mature your immune system sharing concepts with homeopathy. Time-consuming but often curative. Just don't suddenly quit your meds. ...Read more
May be sleep apnea: If you used to snore and don't anymore - good!but if it is still a problem it can be from many things - anatomy, allergies, medications, medical issues.The most important one to consider especially if you have fatigue or tiredness during the day is called obstructive sleep apnea(osa). This can lead to many problems but is treatable with special oxygen set-up called cpap. You may need a sleep study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every 4-6 hours: You can use albuterol (rescue inhaler) every 4-6 hours. However if you are needing it that much you should see your doctor because they need to put you an a controller medication or increase your existing maintance meds to address the inflammation in your lungs, so you don't need to be "rescued" too often. They also want to treat with antibiotics to help resolve the infection. ...Read more
Identify trigger: The best way to effectively treat a cough is to identify the trigger. There are many triggers including asthma, infections, sinus problems, allergies, acid reflux to name a few. A pulmonologist or allergist can assist in identifying the trigger, so a good treatment for the cough can be offered. ...Read more
Maybe not: Mouthwash is not the magical miracle worker that some people believe. The primary cleaning method is using a soft brush in circles where the teeth and gum come together. Follow up with a water pik is very useful. Mouthwash maybe once or twice a day if you want to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No such Thing: I am sorry, but if an experience or memory is bothering you this must be dealt with safely through talk therapy and working to define and/or redefine the experience and how you respond to it. As a survivor this work can be very healing. But, there are no medications or pills to take away the pain or troubling past. ...Read more
Find out what: your "triggers" are...allergies/stress/environmental issues and find a good PULMONOLOGIST or ALLERGIST to help you design a medication program best for you! (Rescue inhalers, ongoing medications etc etc Some skin testing may be necessary! Start with your Primary Care Physician for a Referral Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do for wheezing? I've had bronchitis for 3 weeks. I use my inhaler and I also have a nebulizer and I keep wheezing. What else can I do?
If i play sports like football and basketball and I have asthma, will i be asthma free once I use my inhaler and go back to playing the game soon?
Not asthma free but: The asthma might be well controlled with the inhalers. If you are 39, you are not likely to grow out of the asthma at this point. But with the proper medication, this should be well controlled for you and hopefully not be alimiting factor for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Should I use my inhaler after having a acid reflux attack can breath that good and I can still taste acid in my throat ! ?
Been coughing (I only cough when using the inhaler) up yellow phelgm for 2 months every other day. I get wheezing so I use my inhaler and it makes me cough and spit out the phelgm once I get it out I feel great. After I eat I have to clear my throat ?
NO: If you need inhalers then go see your md and determine why you need the inhaler. Asthma can be deadly and one needs the right medications. If other issues with breathing they can be chronic. One needs to have the correct diagnosis. Do not use other peoples drug! not all that wheezes is asthma. ...Read more
Use a spacer: The easiest way to use an inhaler is with a spacer. You're much more likely to do it correctly. The inhalation for an hfa inhaler is a slow inhalation through the spacer. Dry powder inhalers are used differently, so make sure you review with your doctor or pharmacist the proper way for your inhaler. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need deep inhalation: If they can follow the instruction and take the deep breathe to send the medicine down all the way, then they will have the benefits of the medicine, otherwise it won't be helpful. They have to hold the lips around the mouth piece good enough to inhale the medicine. If they can't, then treatment with nebulizer can give the medication continuously to the airways. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Really?: You would actually put it back in your mouth after it fell in the toilet? Really? Get a new one. ...Read more
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
Yes but not alone: An inhaler such as albuterol will help open the airways but an anti-inflammatory and antibiotics are also necessary. Sometimes an oral or IV steriod is used. Antibiotics for infection plus bronchodilators plus steroids. On discharge, spiriva, pressair, advair or symbacort may help lessen the occurances. Bronchitis is inlfammtion of the bronchi which cause airway obstructin and breathing issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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