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Inhaled Corticosteroids Comparison Chart
Any benefit with rotating inhaled corticosteroids? I've strongly felt that finding the correct ics that works best for my specific body makes sense
No: No benefit to rotating them, agree. Attempt to find one and a dose that keeps you symptom free. All the best. ...Read more
Been on inhaled corticosteroids for 5yrs worse breathing issues now than before. Can these medicines worsen asthma/increase responsiveness to triggers?
What physiological effects are if you are misdiagnosed for asthmatic and you regularly use a corticosteroid inhaler?
I have a history of asthma and have a corticosteroid inhaler. If I'm sick, should I refrain from taking it since it's an immunosuppressant?
Absolutely not!: The amount of medication absorbed into your body with inhaled steroids is minimal and does not cause immunosuppression. And if your illness has any effect on your asthma, such as a bad cold, respiratory tract infection, etc, then you should even think about increasing the dose during the illness. Excellent question, but stay on the medication! ...Read more
Probably: Although there has been no proof that inhaled steroid is harmful for the fetus, budesonide is the only one considered category B for pregnancy. At 20 weeks, most if not all of the fetus' organs are fully formed and thus it is doubtful that much can affect its development. Regardless, losing asthma control poses a much higher risk for both the mother and the baby. Ask for budesonide if worried. ...Read more
Cause of sudden severe asthma? Needed albuterol inhaler 15-20 puffs a day. It's controlled w corticosteroid now but doc cant figure out why it happend
Asthma flare: Can still happen without a reason, often times it is something in the environment, exposure to a virus, or just emotional excitement. Please adhere to treatment plan and controller medicines prescribed by your doctor, and see an allergist/immunologist for more comprehensive evaluation. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for allergists around you, good luck ...Read more
I have a white viscous paste on my Palatine uvula & in my mouth. Could it be because of the corticosteroids that I take by inhalation?
See your PCP: For consultation, medication reconciliation and tests. Your doctor will provide you with a referral to a specialist (ENT, Oral Pathologist, etc), if you need to see one. ...Read more
As an adult with mild asthma, is taking singulair (montelukast) instead of an inhaled corticosteroid (flovent diskus) a realistic option?
Do inhaled corticosteroids & nose sprays have the dangers like LONG TERM oral corticosteroids? I have asthma & allergies. I worry about future health
Depends on dose: For most but not all inhaled steroid preparations, if the total daily dose exceeds 1000 micrograms, it may be equivalent to taking 5 mg of prednisone daily. However even then the side effects are not usually clinically significant for most people. I usually try to keep my patients' total dose below the 1000 mcg per day but even at a higher dose, the risk/benefit ratio favors inhaled steroid. ...Read more
Could I use guanfacine to counteract the anxiety and agitation caused by inhaled corticosteroids? They unclog my nose but make me super on edge/anxious
Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. Infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?
Doctor says I don't have inflammation but have been on inhaled corticosteroids for 5 years b/c of lung/pulmonary test. Can this still be asthma?
Yes: The inhaled steroid is the "maintenance" medication for asthma and proper use can keep inflammation under control. Good asthma control is marked by the absence of night cough or wheezing episodes. If you have true asthma, it is something you manage, and it can sometimes be years between symptomatic events. If you want to tempt fate, and possible get into trouble, stop the med. ...Read more
What can cause shortness of breath, when albuterol doesn't work, these are real physical symptoms not anxiety. Have tried albuterol, corticosteroids, allegra-d, nexium, prozac, muscle relaxers, and claritin-d.Have seen doctors and specialists inluding pul
Well presence of allergies, hyper inflated lungs on cxr and dyspnea suggest asthma. You can have normal pfts (pulmonary function tests) ad still have asthma. I am not sure you have been tried on but usually you need blood test or skin test for allergies and a total ige level (blood test). You could try inhalers on regular basis for example advair or Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) on twice a day basis and see if this will help you symptomatically. Some times treatment of asthma can become difficult and will need some patience at your and your doctors end.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?
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