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Medicine For Proventil Allergy
Problem w/ excess mucus; slight wheezing if exercising hard. Doc says it's likely allergies. Why prescribe potentially dangerous drug like Albuterol?
Asthma: Allergies can trigger asthma. Antihistamines will not help asthma.. Albuterol is a first line medication to relieve the spasms of airway muscle that occurs with asthma. It is an excellent medication for occasional use. If albuterol helps but you need it more than twice a week, a preventative medication may be needed. If albuterol does not help, then other causes of symptoms need to be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Symptoms?: What you may be experiencing may be merely side effects of the albuterol like heart racing and pounding which is not an allergy but an effect upon the heart. I suspect that's what you are having. Other drugs of this type for bronchospasm may be less of a problem for you or you may just be overusing your medication. ...Read more
What are the signs of having an allergy to albuterol? I went in the hospital and started that and I've coughed ever since. Is it an allergy?
No: It may mean that your airways are finally opening up allowing the mucus to be coughed up. But if the problem continues. be sure to contact your doctor since this may also mean that your asthma is getting worse. Usually asthma exacerbation requires a controller drug (inhaled /oral steroid)- using albuterol alone may actually worsen the asthma. ...Read more
F, 22, 150lbs.Rapid HR taking Alavert D-12.Feels like albuterol.Can breath better, allergies gone, but HR elevated. Not currently on albuterol. Norm?
Is there any other med to take other than albuterol for asthma or bronchitis? I think I have an allergy to albuterol. I didn't know of any other med.
There are several: I doubt you are "allergic" to albuterol, a nephew of the adrenaline we make as a stress hormone. It is common for some who use it often to loose most of its benefits. You should discuss your symptoms and past management with your doc. Their are oral meds and inhalers that work differently that should help. However, their benefits require fine tuning and a visit would be worth it. ...Read more
Nathalie has been prescribed with Albuterol inhaler to help her cope with asthma. Here asthma is triggers by allergies. She has run out of albuterol?
Contact her doc: This is the public HT site. Volunteer docs answer medical questions when you provide enough background information. We do not offer to refill prescriptions or provide other treatments from this site. These require an ongoing physician patient relationship & licensure in your state. You need to call the kids doc or whoever covers for them on call or go to urgent care. ...Read more
34y/o female diagnosed 2wks ago w/asthma. Taken 1 singular/day & 1 puff albuterol 2x/day. Should I have tests for allergies? Do i need peak flow meter
Yes and yes: It does not seem that this regimen is enough as you should not be needing albuterol more than 2 times a week. Your maintenance medication needs to be adjusted if your symtpoms persist on singulair (montelukast) daily. See an allergies, find your triggers and get an asthma action plan. ...Read more
I have asthma caused by stress and allergies. I can't get rid of the stress or the allergies right now. Should i just take albuterol as needed?
Depends on severity: You can use albuterol as needed without any other treatment unless you require the albuterol more than twice per week, are awakened at night with asthma symptoms more than once a month, or your symptoms prevent normal activities or exercise, or if you have a significant flare requiring an unscheduled doctor or er visit. In any of these cases, you need a controller inhaler - inhaled steroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Turbinate hypertrophy not going away with allergy meds. What causes this? I've tried albuterol thinking it was asthma but that only made things worse.
Nasal turbinates: Longstanding exposure to allergens/irritants (tobacco smoke, chemicals), the cells that line the nasal passages not only get inflamed but grow in size ( like a callus on hands). Otc allergy meds will not shrink hypertrophied turbinates. First line treatment- identify & avoid trigger(s) then consider nasal corticosteroids, which take 7-10 days to work. If no change, time to see ent. ...Read more
Can I take Nasacort (triamcinolone) with my albuterol inhaler ? I have seasonal allergies and seasonal asthma
Yes: The two meds work well together.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I start taking allergy shots, can I stop using an inhaler before running? * The inhaler (with albuterol) is only used during high pollen seasons.
Possible: Since only 80% of the people respond to allergy shots, you may be able to avoid using albuterol before exercise if you are in the 80% group. However the probability is likely under 10% . Try exercising without using the albuterol and see what happens. Do realize that allergy shots usually take several months to provide benefit and controlling your nasal symptoms may improve asthma as well. ...Read more
Allergy to albuterol. Havent needed to take it in a while but i started again over past week and itchy hives develop in groin area quickly and persist?
Albuterol allergy: This is rare, but if each time you take this medication you get a rash, then a true allergy exists. Do not use albutwerol if it causes any chest tightness or wheezing or even throat fullness. You may tolerate a fast acting medication called formoterol. Alternatively, you might respond well to ipatropium (atrovent) inhaler. See an allergy specialist or pulmonary for this issue. ...Read more
My 3 1/2 yr old uses albuterol and budesonide in nebulizer 2x a day to treat cough and congestion due to allergies. Is it safe to keep using often.
Depends on conditio: Albuterol is a bronchdilater and Budesonide is an inhaled steroid(anti inflammatory) prescribed in children and adults for bronchial asthma.Depending on the severity of asthma it may have to be used often if needed and prescribed under medical supervision and it is safe.Budesonide is a controller medicine, means it controls the inflammation and albuterol is a bronchodilator used for symptom relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use Albuterol and Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) together? My Wife was at her Dr yesterday for wheezing caused by allergies and started the Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)
My one year old son has mucus coming out of his eyes and nose, he has a severe cough and is on albuterol and allergy meds, what ele can I do?
I took diphenhydramine hydrochloride with guaifenesin /dextromethorphan to treat congestion and allergies would it be okay to take albuterol?
Have asthma & allergies. On advair & albuterol. Smoke from fires in state & surrounding. Daily/nightly can't breathe. Wake up wheezing can't sleep, do?
Need steroids: See your doctor today. It is miserable to be in this situation with asthma. Please contact your family doctor immediately. If you can't get into see your family doctor then go to a walk-in clinic or if necessary the emergency room to make it through the weekend. Will likely be given steroids but there may be other options they have available for you as well. You should all help you breathe better. Best wishes to you and i hope you can breathe better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer