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Inhaled Steroid Medication
No: It is dangerous however, to let asthma symptoms go untreated. If one needs a rescue inhaler( albuterol) more than twice a week on a regular basis, and the rescue inhaler is used for more than just vigorous activity, that is a sign that asthma is poorly controlled. A controller medication like an inhaled steroid and/ or singulair (montelukast) is needed;. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On inhaled steroid and pred taper and neb. Peak flow improving 70% but wlking taking all trigger wheeze. 3weeks how get better? 10/1 could ride bike.
Is 0.5 mg/2ml budesonide nebulized twice per day considered high, medium or low dose inhaled steroid?
Mgt: The dose for an adult is standard, but can be increased. It depends on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does asthma inhaler use cause long term damage, cancer? How about inhaled steroid? Know need it, but i just want to know what risks may be for future
5 yr old takes deep breaths, chest oppression. Doc said no asthma, gave zyrtec. Should I get 2nd opinion? Can I give inhaled steroid? albuterol?
Chest oppression ???: Your description of the issue is too vague to provide a clear picture of what is going on. A second opinion is certainly something you can pursue. I would NEVER give a kid either of the listed drugs without the advise & supervision of a treating physician.Any drug strong enough to help is strong enough to do harm. ...Read more
Is it possible that an inhaled steroid (advair) could cause type one diabetes in a child? My brother and sister are both are type one.
No: Inhaled steroids have their effect directly in the lung tissue & reach negligible levels in the blood. There is no evidence that even oral steroid use that achieve much higher blood levels cause t1dm. The primary origin of t1dm is an inflammatory response to a preceding infection that triggers loss of Insulin production. Steroids have been studied in efforts to reverse t1dm. ...Read more
I'm supposed to be off pred/steroids before my alif surgery, what about advair which is an inhaled steroid & flonase, steroid nose spray? Thoughts?
Adrenal suppression: Being on steroids (inhaled, IV or oral) 3 months, can suppress your adrenal glands, leaving them unable to respond adequately to surgical stress. Your concern is important and having a pre-operative visit with your regular doc/rheumatologist to discuss this issue will be important. Okay to discuss with your surgeon as well. You may benefit from stress steroids around your surgery. ...Read more
Which of the following asthma medications should I reduce if have no symptoms at all
2)quick relief inhaler
See below: The steroid inhaler is your controller/maintenance for use daily/routinely. The tablet is also assisting with the control/maintenance aspects of your asthma. Your action plan should advise that the quick relief (albuterol) can be decreased/increased in frequency depending on the severity or improvement of your breathing status. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescribed Pulmicort flexhaler and told it is less taxing on liver, won't create bloating or hair growth. How is it different than other steroids?
Pulmicort vs steroids was not referencing anabolic steroids: other steroids (pills, liquid inhalers) for asthma. Dr told me not as damaging 2 body. T/f?
True!: Pulmicort is an inhaled form of corticosteroid designed to reduce inflammation in your lungs that make asthma worse. The reason it has less side effects than the pill form is because the liver is able to break down much of the drug before it can affect the rest of your body. Pulmicort is the asthma drug of choice for pregnant patients and is category b. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok to take a daily oral steroid for asthma like, pulmicort, when you are already taking methotrexate and prednisone 9 mg, for dermatomyositis?
3.5 month old w/recurrent URI &retractions. Now on oral steroid &antibiotic on top of Pulmicort &albuterol nebs & zantac (ranitidine). When should I see improvment?
BRONCHIOLITIS: Looks like you already have all the necessary medications.Your baby will soon recover depending on the severity of the infection.Push fluid intake it will help liquify thick phlem. Make sure you observe the color of the baby for any cyanosis. If you are not sure, call your dr for consult. ...Read more
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Inhaler vapor sometimes reaches my daughter's eyes when using mask. She's an infant. Also, is the pacifier adapter good for Pulmicort nebulizer?
Check the fit: Some leaking of mist around the nebilizer mask is normal, and for the most part produces no health risk. Most children will close their eyes as a normal response if the mist is irritating. Consider using a different sized mask to reduce leakage. The pacifier adapter is useful for those who do not tolerate a mask, but does not deliver the medication as effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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