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Over The Counter Inhalers For Asthma
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 ?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me is there any over-the-counter asthma relief medicine i can get for a steam nebulizer?
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
Any over-the-counter asthma relief medicine? Cant go to DR until 2 weeks and need something to get me by. Not bad enough for an ER visit.
OTC Asthma Rx: Inhalers with CFC that could damage the ozone have been taken off the market as of 2012. There are nasal steroid sprays that may help, antihistamines if your asthma has an allergic-component, and epinephrine nebulized solutions. http://www.asthmanefrin.com/2012/nephron-announces-asthmanefrin-an-alternative-to-primatene-mist.html ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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