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Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Asthma: You can do a virtual consult to get an emergency dose of Medicstion. You don't need to wait for your doctor. Nothing over the counter will help ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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


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Are over-the-counter remedies good for the control of catarrh in children with asthma?

Are over-the-counter remedies good for the control of catarrh in children with asthma?

No: Catarrh (meaning inflammation and thick discharge) in children with asthma may be part of the normal asthmatic process, and should be treated with preventative, anti-inflammatory controller medications if it occurs frequently or persistently. These are only available by rx in the us. It also often can be from a secondary infection-sinusitis or bronchitis and may need treatment with a antibiotic. ...Read more

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Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Asthma: You can do a virtual consult to get an emergency dose of Medicstion. You don't need to wait for your doctor. Nothing over the counter will help ...Read more

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Asthma remedies for home. Singulair (montelukast) makes my heart race and dizzy and just wondering what over-the-counter tea or supplement to take?

Asthma remedies for home. Singulair (montelukast) makes my heart race and dizzy and just wondering what over-the-counter tea or supplement to take?

Can be dangerous: Asthma can be a very dangerous illness that can be difficult to treat - often because of side-effects from the medications. However there are many options with few side-effects, that are used to prevent flare-ups. For example, inhaled steroids (flovent for example) has very few side effects when use appopriately, can can often prevent flare-ups. ...Read more

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I'm 90% sure I have asthma, though i haven't been to the doctor. What are some good treatment options for asthma?

I'm 90% sure I have asthma, though i haven't been to the doctor. What are some good treatment options for asthma?

Control: Managing asthma is about "control". Most patient's will be on an inhaled steroid medication to control the inflammation in the airways. If this isn't enough, additional medications can be used. Airway dilator medications are used frequently. There are both long-acting and short-acting versions of these. Once patients' symptoms are controlled for several months, we can sometimes cut back meds. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter med is for bronchial asthma?

What over-the-counter med is for bronchial asthma?

None really. : Optimum treatment of your asthma requires that we measure your lung fuction objectively, then develop a treatment plan that you can understand and execute on your own. Many asthma meds can be harmful if used indiscriminately or incorrectly, and your doctor can help you understand how to use them. Hence, they are not available without a prescription. Primatine was basically inhaled adrenalin. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter medications exist for bronchial asthma?

Which over-the-counter medications exist for bronchial asthma?

Not too many: I believe there is only one inhalation drug presently on the us market without a prescription. If your asthma is allergy related, there are numerous antihistamines available. As always do not take anything without first talking it over with your physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any over-the-counter asthma relief medicine i can get for a steam nebulizer?

Can you tell me is there any over-the-counter asthma relief medicine i can get for a steam nebulizer?

OTC Asthma Medicine: None that is really effective that I am aware of. A form of Epinephrine nebulizer a rescue inhaler, is available. It comes with its own nebulizer. Compared to albuterol, Epinephrine is half potent. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for asthma in adults?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for asthma in adults?

Unfortunately no: Currently there are no safe, effective treatments available over the counter for treatment of asthma. If you are experiencing frequent symptoms of asthma (symptoms of cough, wheeze, chest tightness, shortness of breath) more than 2x week, you should seek out a medical professional as this is a potentially dangerous condition. ...Read more