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How to treat asthma without an inhaler?

How to treat asthma without an inhaler?

Several options: In general the treatment for asthma includes: avoidance of triggers, medications and allergy vaccine therapy. The medications used can include pills and inhalers. The specific medications that may be used will depend upon one's individual asthma severity and response to treatment program. ...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


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How to help hyperinflation from asthma?

How to help hyperinflation from asthma?

Treatment : Hyperinflation in asthma can occur as a result of air trapping when lungs do not empty out adequately during exhalation. This is secondary to airflow obstruction. Treatment of asthma with beta agonist ( such as albuterol or salmeterol) should resolve hyperinflation as these medicines decrease airflow obstruction. Inhaled steroid (also used for treatment of ashtma) help reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure asthma without my inhaler at school?

Can you tell me how to cure asthma without my inhaler at school?

No cure only control: When you have true asthma it is always with you.You avoid your triggers & treat with meds and you "manage" to stay relatively healthy.Four decades ago they managed asthma with pills & adrenalin shots. The pills were a cousin of caffeine that had significant side effects (including seizures )but worked. You are lucky to live at a time when inhalers can treat the problem at the site, in the lungs. ...Read more

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How can asthma long term medications help to control asthma?

How can asthma long term medications help to control asthma?

Asthma therapy...: The treatment of asthma consists of decreasing airway inflammation and controlling bronchospasm. There are various medications, some inhaled and others systemic, to accomplish this. Exacerbations are reduced when prescribed medications are taken and smoking is avoided. Exercise under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of wheezing without your proventil (albuterol) inhaler?

How do you get rid of wheezing without your proventil (albuterol) inhaler?

Steroid inhaler.: If talking about asthma, steroids used once or twice daily are better for prevention of wheezing. Beta-agonists (proventil) open up airways acutely, and we call them rxcue inhalers. They should not be the only means used. If you have copd, the situation is more serious, and combinations of inhaled steroids with anti-cholinergic medication may be indicated. ...Read more

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How could i treat asthma without an inhaler?

How could i treat asthma without an inhaler?

Not a good idea: Three decades ago pills containing theophylline were a common treatment. They are cousins to caffeine,were slow to work, had many side effects, seldom gained good control & required periodic blood tests for effective use.Today's inhalers take advantage of technical progress to deliver meds directly where needed, not every cell of the body. Asthma still kills patients every year. ...Read more

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How can you stop an asthma attack with no inhaler?

Inhaler: Always have an inhaler. I have seen many people de because of no inhaler. First thing an ambulance will give you is albuterol. ...Read more

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How to treat asthma and how to prevent allergic asthma attacks?

Inhaled steroids: There are a few medications to treat asthma, but the mainstay are inhaled corticosteroids. While they are steroids, they have a very localized effect and are very safe. If they are not effective alone at preventing asthma, we have a number of other medications we can use. ...Read more

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How bad a child's asthma need to be to prescribe Pulmicort respules?

How bad a child's asthma need to be to prescribe Pulmicort respules?

Depends: In general inhaled steroids are started when a child is experiencing frequent night cough (> 2/mo), frequent asthma symptoms/inhaler use (>2/wk), limited activities, frequent severe attacks (<6wks apart). You can also use steroid inhalers instead of Pulmicort or use singulair (montelukast) pills/granules instead of a steroid. The age of the child also plays a role. It's different for a 2mo old vs 14 yr old. ...Read more

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What can overdosing on an asthma inhaler do to you?

Symptoms...: It can cause your heart to beat very rapidly possibly leading to an arrhythmia. It can also cause jitteriness, anxiety, sweating, etc. Overall, not a good idea so take inhalers as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can an asthma inhaler overdose do to you?

What can an asthma inhaler overdose do to you?

Symptoms...: Symptoms of beta-agonist overdose include a rapid heart rate which can lead to arrhythmias that can be life-threatening. Other symptoms include tremors, anxiety, etc. None of these symptoms are comfortable so take all medicine, including inhalers, as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to control asthma?

How   to control asthma?

Inhalers & avoidance: Avoiding things that trigger your asthma, such as dust or animals, can help. Most asthma is controlled with short acting inhalers like albuterol, & long acting inhaled steroids. Albuterol helps acute attacks; inhaled steroids help prevent attacks from happening in the first place. Other meds, such as singulair (montelukast) or oral steroids, are used when these aren't enough to keep it under control. ...Read more

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How does an asthma inhaler help a person with asthma breathe?

How does an asthma inhaler help a person with asthma breathe?

Opens breathing tube: Inhaled medications (bronchodialtors) like albuterol, help relax the muscular spasm around the bronchi or breathing tubes. This form of rescue medication can provide rapid relief or prevention of symptoms. Other medications like steroids or steroid/bronchodilator combinations also come in metered dose inhaler form. ...Read more

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Besides COPD and asthma, what can you need an inhaler for?

Besides COPD and asthma, what can you need an inhaler for?

Many Problems: COPD and Asthma are certainly the most common causes of a need for an inhaler, but there are other causes as well. Some might be exercise induced bronchospasm, acute illness like bronchitis or asthma (if it helps with symptoms), Chronic Bronchitis, Chronic Cough, or Chronic Eosinophilic Bronchitis. Sometimes inhalers are used at the doctor's discretion. ...Read more

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How to prevent asthma?

Choose parents well: There are many components to the asthma experience & by far the most important is genetic. Those born into families where one or both parents have or had asthma have a higher lifetime risk. There is an interaction with eczema, allergies &asthma within families. You can reduce the impact by avoiding smoking or exposure to fumes, etc.But this comes out if your born susceptible, when the time comes. ...Read more

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How can you treat bronchial asthma?

How can you treat bronchial asthma?

See below: Primarily, for the acute attacks, with bronchodilators so to open the small airways. For treating the disease process, inhaled steroid to reduce the swelling and inflammation that is the result of asthma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me other than an inhaler what can help asthma?

Leukotrein inhibitor: Leukotrein inhibitors could be used for intermitent asthma or even exercise induced astham. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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How to stop an asthma attack with an inhaler?

How to stop an asthma attack with an inhaler?

2puffs : An attack is usually cleared with 2 puffs of a short acting bronchodilator (such as albuterol). It is best to wait at least 1 minute between puffs. If you need the rescue inhaler frequently, you will need mediacal attention. If you need to use a short acting bronchodilator other than before exercise more than twice a week, you would need a preventative medication such as an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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How bad does your child's asthma need to be to have Pulmicort respules prescribed?

How bad does your child's asthma need to be to have Pulmicort respules prescribed?

Mild persistent: If a person with asthma uses their albuterol to treat symptoms more than twice per week or has night-time asthma more than twice per month, then their asthma is poorly controlled and they need a controller medication. Albuterol is a "rescue" medication and only temporarily reverses symptoms without treating the underlying problem. Pulmicort is a controller medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more