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Is It Bad To Smoke Pot While On Steroid Inhaler
Inhaled corticosteroids help keep your airways from swelling up. This helps keep your asthma symptoms away. If your child cannot use an inhaler, your doctor will give you Pulmicort Respules. This drug is used with a nebulizer. This machine can turn liquid medicine into a spray, so your child can ...Read more
When I use a steroid inhaler I always get very bad thrush it does not matter how well I rinse. Is there any to prevent this?
Generally, Yes: You need to let your physcian or dentist know about this. They can prescribe either a mouth rinse or pills that can help prevent or reduce the symptoms of thrush. Thrush is known as candidiasis and is caused by an organism that we all have in our intestinal tract to aid in digestion. Many medications can cause Candida Albicans to get out of balance and the medications help set things right. ...Read more
I have shortness of breath after a cold. Dr diagnosed allergies and 80 mcg steroid inhaler. Are there bad side effects to using steriods with inhaler?
I have very bad asthma and can't stop coughing from a cold. Using prednisone and then steroid inhaler. Also used nebulizer for asthma. Cough medicine over the counter is not helping. Have had issue since Sunday?
Slow, long-acting: Steroid inhalers are not "rescue" medications, and will not make your breathing easier right away like albuterol does. Using steroid inhaler daily as directed works to prevent flare-ups and make your lungs less sensitive, but will not give instant relief in an attack. You should still have a rescue inhaler such as albuterol available for fast relief when needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends: If asthma is under control just take your steroid inhaler. You shouldn't need your bronchodilator (rescue inhaler) on a routine basis. On the other hand if you are experiencing symptoms of asthma - coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain - a bronchodilator can relieve bronchospasm & airway obstruction permitting the inhaled steroid to reach the more affected breathing tubes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow Rx only.: Nasal steroid preparations can be very effective - if used correctly & with proper dosage & duration. Also, they require the patient inhale thru nose. It's unlikely your baby can use it effectively. If you're referring to your own use affecting the baby, then not directly. Be sure you only use steroids exactly as rx'd-- & that applies even more so if you're giving them to a child. ...Read more
No: Using a steroid inhaler is not a reason to stop nursing a healthy baby. The known benefits of breast milk far outweigh any theoretical risks from the medication. You absorb only a small amount of the steroid from your inhaler into your bloodstream. Only a tiny amount of that small amount would make it into breast milk - perhaps not even a detectable amount at all. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Consider alternative: Few people prescribed steroid inhalers get by without them. When they try they have a poorer quality of life, use other asthma medications excessively & have asthma episodes requiring oral steroids to prevent death or hospitalization. Five days of oral Prednisone is the equivalent of 2-4 years of daily inhaled steroids. Inhaled steroids are safe & effective with minor side-effects. Don't be fooled. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In myself &others I know l locally here in south many drs prescribe ventolin inhalers first if that doesn't help enuf they go to steroid inhaler, why?
Because: It sounds like you are referring to treating asthma or reactive airways disease. Ventolin - a beta agonist medication - helps relax the smooth muscle lining your airways and allows for improved airflow dynamics. For some people they have a limited response to this type of medicine and inhaled steroids (which have more side effects) can address airway inflammation which can also contribute. ...Read more
My 10 month old has had a cough now for 6 wks. Has had penercillin and now a steroid inhaler but done nothing but get worse. Any ideas as he in pain?
Many causes: A prolonged cough in a child can be caused by a variety of causes. Since he is not getting better I would order a sweat test to make sure he doent have cystic fibosis. Secondly, I would be concerned about a foreign body ingestion. You don't write if he has had an xray. There may be pathology in the lung like a cyst. Then, was to worry about acid reflux and also asthma. See a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Which of the following asthma medications should I reduce if have no symptoms at all 1)controlling tablets 2)quick relief inhaler 3)steroid 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
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