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Dr. John Overholt
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Inhaled Steroid (Overview)

Inhaled steroids are a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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What are the common inhaled steroids?

What are the common inhaled steroids?

Inhaled steroids: There are many inhaled steroid and although they have different potencies, they are adjusted on a milligram to milligram basis to achieve approximately the same clinical effect. Among inhaled steriods, most products have a low, medium and high dose recommendations. Inhaled steroids are available for nebulizers (pulmicort), dry powder inhalers (dpi- asmanex, advair), or metered dose inhalers (mdi). ...Read more

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Dr. John Overholt
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Inhaled Steroid (Overview)

Inhaled steroids are a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Does inhaled steroid such as flovent ever made you feel better instantly or within an hr?

Does inhaled steroid such as flovent ever made you feel better instantly or within an hr?

Actually, they do.: This is due to the placebo effect that accounts for around 30% of the improvement with any positive thing we do to improve our health. So even though physicians tell you not to expect measurable improvement for 1-2 weeks you may subjectively feel better very soon. Nothing wrong with that. You'll feel even better in a few weeks when the anti-inflammatory effects of the inhaled steroid kicks in. ...Read more

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When should I use inhaled steroids used for asthma?

When should I use inhaled steroids used for asthma?

"rules of 2": If you use a rescue inhaler like albuterol more than twice per week, wake at night with asthma symptoms more than twice per month, or refill albuterol more than twice per year, then you may need inhaled steroids to help control your asthma. A breathing test performed by an allergist or pulmonologist can be helpful in deciding whether inhaled steroids should be used as well. ...Read more

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What are long term side effects of frequently used inhaled steroids?W

What are long term side effects of frequently used inhaled steroids?W

Depends: The side effects of inhaled steroids depend on the dose, and how long they are used. The side effects can include osteoporosis, decreased growth velocity in children, thrush, and rarely, cataracts, bruising/skin atrophy, fractures, and adrenal insufficiency. However, these risks must be weighed against the danger of uncontrolled asthma or copd. Definitely discuss any concerns with your provider. ...Read more

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Do inhaled steroids work to give allergy relief?

Do inhaled steroids work to give allergy relief?

Yes: If you mean inhaled nasal steroids, yes. They are probably the best and most effective way of treating allergic rhinitis. I use them first line and use oral antihistamines as "rescue" medications. ...Read more

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What r side effects of inhaled steroids?

What r side effects of inhaled steroids?

Asthma inhalers: "trush" or oral yeast may occur when inhaled frequently. Brushing your teeth and tongue after inhaling will help to prevent this. ...Read more

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Will my long term inhaled steroid asthma medicine (qvar) interfere with general anesthesia?

Will my long term inhaled steroid asthma medicine (qvar) interfere with general anesthesia?

No, take your med: Qvar is being prescribed to help control the inflammation in your bronchi so you will be less susceptible to wheezing when challenged. Surgery and anesthesia are challenges. Therefore, you really need to stay on your medication regularly so you will have the easiest time when you are recovering. You should take it every day, even the morning of surgery. Get an asthma checkup before anesthesia. ...Read more

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Does inhaled steroid such as flovent ever made you feel better instantly or within an hr?

Actually, they do.: This is due to the placebo effect that accounts for around 30% of the improvement with any positive thing we do to improve our health. So even though physicians tell you not to expect measurable improvement for 1-2 weeks you may subjectively feel better very soon. Nothing wrong with that. You'll feel even better in a few weeks when the anti-inflammatory effects of the inhaled steroid kicks in. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more