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Long Term Effects Of Asthma Inhalers
Possibly: There is a normal decrease in lung function with age. Untreated asthma can worsen the decline in function. Asthma can be sneaky, slowly getting worse over time. You make think it's mild, but you're doing less and less without realizing it. I would recommend routine follow up and lung function testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Poor asthma control: One reason for patients with asthma to fail to gain control of their asthma is "co=morbid" condition including allergies or sinusitis (both common reasons for chronic post nasal drip). When the cause of the post nasal drip is found and treated, the asthma should be easier to control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from asthma and all the doctors will give to me is proair rescue inhaler. Is there a long term med that works well?
Depends: If symptoms are infrequent / intermittent / and-or not severe, rescue inhaler may be all you need. There are long-acting beta-agonist inhalers (serevent (salmeterol) as an example), but they are associated with risk of death (...Usually from excessive use during an attack as if it was a short-acting med, and then getting toxic later). Steroid inhaler or med like singulair (/montelukast) may be better next med. ...Read more
Steroid? Singulair (montelukast)?: Montelukast (singulair), Accolate & zyflo (zileuton) are nonsteroidal tablets that have limited anti-inflammatory effects when compared to inhaled corticosteroids. For mild persistent asthma both types of controller medications are effective. For more severe asthma inhaled steroids work better. You can take both for added effect. Both types of medications treat but neither prevents asthma. ...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
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
How long does it take to feel better after starting to take asthma medication?? I started today with an inhaler and a few tablets prescribed by my Dr.
What should you do if friend is having asthma attack? How long should you wait for their inhaler meds to work before calling 911?
Asthma attacks: May be unpredictable and if rescue medicine is not working in several minutes a trip to hospital would be wise. ...Read more
I have long qt syndrome and asthma. I need a rescue inhaler. Which one has been used most on people like me?
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