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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. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Alternative ways to treat asthma apart from inhaler?

Alternative ways to treat asthma apart from inhaler?

Pills/shots: An older treatment was oral theophyllin a cousin of caffeine that was taken every 6-12 hrs depending on the form. The side effects included hyperactivity and occasional seizures if taken in excess. The inhalers use the lungs as a delivery site, and proper use simplified treatment and control.Proper training in inhaler use is often not given and leads to poor effectiveness. ...Read more

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How did they treat asthma before inhalers were invented?

Good question: In severe attacks an injection of epinephrine may have been used. Otherwise there were not too many options. Bed rest was probably the only choice for many sufferers. ...Read more

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My mum keeps on coughing all the time. She says she has asthma, but she doesn't have an inhaler. How else can she treat the cough?

My mum keeps on coughing all the time. She says she has asthma, but she doesn't have an inhaler. How else can she treat the cough?

Need proper diagnosi: Most people think shortness of breath is the only sign of asthma. Many times a constant cough is present (as may be in your Mom). Of course, getting tested and treated with both a rescue and controller inhaler may be the answer. Get her tested and treated. GOOD LUCK ...Read more

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I had very few asthma related problems.3 months ago i had walking pneumonia. Treated. Now dependent on albuterol inhaler 1-4x qd. Why? Will it change?

I had very few asthma related problems.3 months ago i had walking pneumonia. Treated. Now dependent on albuterol inhaler 1-4x qd. Why? Will it change?

Infection trigger: "walking pneumonia" refers to a pneumonia due to mycoplasma pneumoniae. This can trigger an asthma attack and possibly increase the risk of someone to develop asthma. Treatment with macrolide antibiotics can improve asthma control only in those patients who have evidence of infection in their airways. If albuterol is needed more than twice a week, a change in asthma treatment is needed. ...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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For how many months should a child take dry powder inhaler with singular to treat asthma attack where she is suffering from olive pollen allergy ?

For how many months should a child take dry powder inhaler with singular to treat asthma attack  where she is suffering from olive pollen allergy ?

Desensitization: If exposure to the pollen can't be avoided, an allergist may offer desensitization to the pollen, which may help. If exposure to the pollen cannot be avoided, and desensitization is not available or is ineffective, then long-term treatment with bronchodilators may be needed ...Read more

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What causes the heart rate to escalate when coughing? I have asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis. Am being treated with inhalers and antibiotics

What causes the heart rate to escalate when coughing? I have asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis. Am being treated with inhalers and antibiotics

Valsalva: Coughing can cause this. This could be related to the valsalva maneuver which is brought on by coughing .. There are different phases of the valsalva and in brief this affects the heart rate... Also if you have breathing problems are medication for this is confect heart rate cost to go up. ...Read more

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How to help a person who is being attacked by asthma without an inhaler?

How to help a person who is being attacked by asthma without an inhaler?

Consider 911: Asthma is a common disease, but it does kill over 3, 000 people in the us every year. If a person does not have an inhaler and is very short of breath, they should be evaluated. Many urgent cares, clinics, and all emergency departments have breathing medications. If symptoms are severe, however, they should go to the er to make sure they don't need additional tests, therapies. ...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