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Is Using An Inhaler Without Asthma Bad
My asthma is going bad this summers too. I daily use inhalers but wheeze always remains there? Why is so in summers?
Seasonal variation: Certain asthmatics have seasonal variation in their asthma. This be related to certain seasonal allergies, changes in weather, or other triggers. Preventative and controller medications are sometimes used for individuals who have seasonal variation in their asthma. It is very important for an individual using their inhalers frequently to seek the advice of their physician/seek attention. ...Read more
Does advair inhaler expire after 30 days? My asthma was doing really well than it just got really bad about a week ago. My dad has same problem thanks
Does anything bad happen if someone uses an asthma inhaler for a cold, but didn't have asthma symptoms then?
Were you coughing?: A rescue inhaler, no. If taken appropriately and it gave you relief within 5-10 minutes, this means you probably had some bronchitis.If it didn't have any effect and you stopped taking it, it didn't damage your lungs or heart. Now, don't keep taking other peoples medication. Especially, not maintenance inhalers. See your doctor and to determine if you need some prescribed for you. ...Read more
I have asthma & lately I've had to use my inhaler at 3 times a day. Also, after ice cream today, the middle of my chest started hurting badly. Causes?
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?
I ran with my dog and now I'm wheezing really bad. I have asthma but I don't have my inhaler on me. What can I do to help it?
Can hypothyroidism and Hashimotos make asthma worse? My asthma has been so bad lately, my rescue inhaler doesn't even help for that long.
Related: Yes. Get the thyroid levels normal by taking your medicines regularly. Read a nice article. Http://thyroid. About. Com/library/derry/bl10.htm ...Read more
My son has bad asthma he has a constant cough has a temp coming and goin, chest is sticky he is hocking a lot inhalers an nebilizer not workin help?
Worse with infection: Asthma does not cause a fever. Asthma can certainly worsen with a cold or other illness. If asthma requires daily use of his rescue inhaler he is not in good control. It sounds like he needs to be seen to diagnose a sinus infection or walking pneumonia, and to possibly get Prednisone to control his asthma. It is very important that he takes his steroid inhaler every day. ...Read more
What are some breathing practices I can do to help improve my asthma? My asthma gets bad mostly at night. I will wake up and have to use my emergency inhaler because my chest is so tight. I would like to try to help it by practicing breathing better.
There are no specific breathing exercises you can do to improve your asthma. Often times if you are having asthma symptoms nightly you will need a controller medication, which is usually an inhaled steroid. This is typically taken twice a day as an inhaler and will help alleviate your night time symptoms, and also reduce the need for your rescue or emergency inhaler.
One thing that may help is knowing what triggers your asthma, and subsequently avoiding exposure to those things. Common triggers are cold air, exercise, and pets.
Please see your doctor right away so the proper asthma treatment can be initiated. ...Read more
Bad asthma. Preventive inhalers don't work at all. Flovent and servent. It actually makes my breathing worse. It makes me breath faster. Air hunger?
I have asthma and use my inhaler a lot on a daily basis also I wake up every night having trouble breathing or feel suffocated. Its rly bad walking etc.?
Asthma uncontrolled: 2 basic meds for asthma: reliever drugs & controller drugs. Sounds like you are overly dependent on relievers (albuterol or xopenex). When you take the right amount of controller meds (inhaled corticosteroids, alone or combined with a long-acting bronchodilators, singulair) you'll need that reliever inhaler no more than 2x/week. You'll get your life back. See your pcp, allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more
Asthma and allergies very bad lately. Inhaler helps but my right lung seems tighter than the left. Just started. Cause?
Asthma/allergies.: We are in allergy season right now. In the spring, a lot of foliage and flowers come to life again and release their allergens. Lots of people with seasonal allergies especially will suffer during the spring and fall. If your current medications are not helping, you may need an intensification of your treatment regimen. ...Read more
My cough is bad from asthma I switched inhalers I think that's why its bad again could astma lead to worse stuff like cancer or blood clots?
Very bad asthma attack after working in musty basement 2 days ago. Inhaler helped but now having fevers/chills & body aches ever since. Due to asthma?
I'm on Combivent, (albuterol and ipratropium) Albuterol inhaler PRN, Advair 500/50 & Singular. Is it a safe combo to be on long term? I have bad asthma and I'm prone to pneumonia
Yes...: This is a safe med combo for treatment of asthma. You should rinse your mouth and spit it out after every Advair dose to prevent thrush, a complication of inhaled steroids. If your asthma exacerbations decrease over time, it is possible that your meds can be reduced (under doctor's supervision) but this combo is safe long-term. Be sure to never smoke! ...Read more
My asthma has been bad lately and I can't seem to catch my breath but my inhaler helps. Would albuterol relieve dyspnea caused by a pulmonary embolism?
Been checking up with the heart and lung doc lung says only Asthma. Just walking down stairs I get winded bad. Inhaler not helping had 6 palpitations in less than a minute today? What could it be? Got a full heart work up and it’s clear.
I advise continued: Evaluation. If it's "only asthma" the inhalers should be having some effect. Maybe steroids/Prednisone will need to be considered. Full work up likely includes CT/MRI, exercise echocardiogram and/or cardiopulmonary exercise testing. While anxiety would not be my first consideration, it has to be considered as another possibility. At your young age, a definite cause should be found/treated. ...Read more
I have asthma, two nights ago I had a really bad cough and my inhaler didn't really help, voice is raspy + quiet after talking, sore throat, itchy neck?
Need evaluation: The description is entirely consistent with asthma exacerbation, despite poor response to (albuterol?) the previous night. This should be evaluated promptly a) to rule out alternative possibilities and b) to initiate appropriate therapy. Home peak flow monitoring and an asthma action plan are tools used for situations such as this (discuss with your doctor). ...Read more
I was prescribed albuteral inhaler for asthma/upp resp. Started prednisone, tessalon perles and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Wheezing badly in chest. What can I do?
No it will not: No it will notGet a more detailed answer ›
Asthma inhalers fine: Inhalers are a general term. There are several kind of asthma medications in inhalers. Some are used everyday, called control inhalers (inhaled steroids, or combinations with long-acting broncho-dilators). Other inhalers are called "rescue", treating acute symptoms (e.g. Albuterol). They are not to be used with vising. ...Read more
Did you mean visine or vaporizing?
As for oral inhaler, the bronchodilator ones should not be used regularly as a maintenance medication since it may actually worsen your asthma. The steroid one can be safely used without or with a long-acting bronchodilator with little or no significant long term side effects except in very high doses. Either the nebulized or meter-dose ones are ok. ...Read more
What to do if I have had asthma my whole life (i am 46) and I took very poor care of myself using rescue inhalers 6-8 times?
6-8 times a day?:
If this is what you mean you are not being controlled. Rescue inhalers are exactly that- for a rescue. I would first get tested by your physician to determine any damage from long term lack of control. Then follow his/her recommendations regarding treatment. The proper control can reduce lung damage.
Good Luck ...Read more
What should I do if I have had asthma my whole life (i am 46) and I took very poor care of myself using rescue inhalers 6-8 times?
Evaluation: Your doctor will be able to investigate whether your symptoms are due to asthma or not. If they are because of asthma, there are maintenance medications called inhaled corticosteroids that decrease the inflammation leading to asthma exacerbations which allow you to use your rescue inhaler less frequently. ...Read more
I used to have asthma when I was a little kid. It went away after using my inhaler for a while. But now I think it came back. Is that possible?
Yes: There is no known cure for asthma but patients can have very long symptom-free intervals and then, suddenly, have an exacerbation. So, it is very possible to have asthma symptoms in childhood followed by a lengthy remission and then have symptoms again. See your physician as there are many meds available to control your symptoms. ...Read more
Should be fine: A one time accidental use would probably not result in any side effects. One use an inhaled steroid would cause negligible side effects. Using a bronchodilator, like albuterol, may cause one to get jittery. If one is concerned about adverse reaction then it would be appropriate to seek medical care. ...Read more
What is the best medicine for asthma. Iam using aerolin inhaler almost 5 to 7 puffs daily with one tablet pulmikast.
Each one to his own: For moderate to severe asthma, the medication usually includes an inhaled steroid and a long-acting bronchodilator. At times, singulair (montelukast) is also used. After that a trial of an anti-ige (allergy antibody) product may be considered. There is no single best treatment and thus it needs be tailored. Allergen avoidance is very important. See an allergist. ...Read more
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