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Names Of Inhalers For Asthma
For persistent asthm: You need a daily anti-inflammatory inhaler if you have persistent asthma. That means that you have airway inflammation (swelling) that needs to be assessed by a bronchospasm evaluation that is done as a diagnostic procedure by board certified allergists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Unfortunately, the is no cure for asthma. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that may "flare" depending upon an individual's triggers. Studies performed with disease "controllers" (oral leukotriene receptor antagonists and inhaled corticosteroids) to see if "cure" or prevention are possible. Unfortunately, any gains that are obtained while on those medications are lost when stopped. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have asthma and been perscribed a controller inhaler recently. It is expensive and I would like to cut back on the usage of the inhaler. Can i?
Need doctor...: A controller asthma medicine is frequently used to decrease the amount of lung inflammation, which reliever meds don't do. A controller med must be taken all the time to work, not just when you have symptoms. Even though they may be expensive, if it prevents an acute episode and prevents an er visit, it is actually saving money in the long run. See your doctor before you reduce dose or stop meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Multiple medications are available for management of asthma. However these medicatioons are used only when inhaled medications fail.If you are having difficulty using an inhaler talk with your doctor about using a spacer. Spacers make it much easier to use inhaled medications and make the medication more effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you overdose on asthma medication or inhaler? What happens if you take more than the recommended dosage?
Depends /the inhaler: There are three basic inhalers used with asthma. Most use the rescue inhaler with some form of short or longer acting bronchodilator. Overuse can result in symptoms like rapid heart rate & elevated blood pressure.The worst problem of overuse is failure to seek urgent care when needed leading to a preventable asthma death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vising?: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not advisable: If you have asthma and benefit from their use, it is recommended that you seek advice from a doctor who can prescribe you one and monitor its benefit and your course. if you do not really need them, then you just get their side effects and you place your body at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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