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Hello Drs. Is there any ALT to advair? Generic? Ways to get samples? Do not have ins now and cost is $300. Persistent asthma sx.
No generic but...: There are no generic inhalers at this time. Similar inhalers are Symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) Dulera and Breo. If you have commercial ins or no insurance you can often get a voucher for a free month online (with a prescription from your doctor). There are 2 products that go in the nebulizer that together are equivalent to Advair: Pulmicort and Brovana. both nebs twice a day. It's possible they cost less. ...Read more
My 19mo was diagnosed with mild persistent asthma, she coughs in am, when runs, etc, does she always need nebulizer or is there inhaler/quicker way?
Mrs. Puji (40 y.o). She suffered asthma moderate persistent. Doc, what kind of bronchodilator and corticosteroid she should take? thanks
Talk to doctor: How do you find out she has moderate persistent asthma? If indeed it is, she will likely need a controller drug with an inhaled steroid +/- a long-acting bronchodilator or Singulair (montelukast). Since every asthma case is different, this should be monitored by your doctor and not by self-treatment. ...Read more
-Practice 1.5(+) hrs per day
-Developed persistent cough
See a pulmonologist?
Breathing difficulty: Yes, see your pulmonologist for further treatment. ...Read more
I've had persistent coughing and postnatal drip for several months. I have asthma but am not on routine meds. Should I be?
Likely need medicine: Symptoms of persistent cough and post-nasal drip could be related to asthma, allergies or even indigestion/reflux. Recurrent coughing (esp at night) associated with shortness of breath is worrisome for asthma - the most likely diagnosis (dx) esp if there is prior known history of asthma. Allergic cause more likely if itchy eyes, sneezing - but often coexists with asthma. Need to see MD for dx/med. ...Read more
Possibly: There are several things that can cause a persistant cough(asthma, reflux - heartburn and others). I presume your child is not in distress. And that he/she has been examined by your pediatrician..In that case i would recommend seeing an allergist..To take a full history(including family history of allergies/asthma) and examination. Several possible medications can be tried. That should be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best test to check if i have torn chest muscles after an asthma that left me with severe persistent muscle pain for months?
Exam: Although costochrondritis (inflammation of the rib joints) can happen, asthma attack does not cause torn muscles. Suggest that you see your doctor and get examined if the pain is unbearable since it may be from something more serious or merely a transient problem which will heal in a few weeks. ...Read more
I was stung by an unknown insect yesterday swelling redness and wheezing were persistent (common with my history of asthma) i was stung by an unknown insect yesterday swelling redness and wheezing were persistent (common with my history of asthma) this mo
Possible anaphylaxis: The fact that the sting triggered wheezing suggest that this could be a systemic reaction (anaphylaxis). Swelling and redness at the site of a sting are common, and by themselves would not be serious. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and ice may help with the local reaction. If wheezing persists, you should contact your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had flu then persistent sinusitis. Also have scars in lungs (asthma). Can any of these cause lung pain? It's intermittent, both sides of upper chest.
Is it normal to have chest pain and soreness after asthma attacks and coughing ? My cough is productive and persistent . I am fatigued without fever.
Yes: If the cough has been severe and frequent, you may end up with chest wall pain. It appears that you are not over your asthma attack yet and you should talk to your doctor regarding adjusting your asthma treatment. Rarely rupture of air sacs (lung collapse) may cause similar symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 2 year old son is having a constant persistent cough but has severe asthma and allergies has moderate to severe asthma and allergies is on an advair inhaler twice a day for the last two weeks and the last three days i switched him back to his Pulmicort
38yr old b/f. Itchy all over at night, night sweats, persistent dry cough no help with inhalers had lung biopsy diagnosis with asthma lotio no help with itchy?
Additional allergies: The itching suggests that there might be a complicating component. I would advise that they check a serum tryptase and a serum alpha-galactose level. This may help sort if you are having a systemic reaction from mast cell release or a rare meat allergy that reacts 6-10 hours after eating meat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 36 weeks pregnant. Ive been having a persistent headache for a couple of days now. I slept all day today and still feel like i havent slept at all. I do have scoliosis, asthma and anemia. I went to the doctor on Monday. I didn't have high blood pressur
Dry persistent cough. Negative for allergies, gerd, asthmas, cancer & heart conditions. Leads to shortness of breath. What can I do?
Consider bronch: On occasion recurrent dry cough with associated shortness of breath, especially if the difficulty breathing is on inspiration, can be related to vocal cord dysfunction. This may require an ENT physician to directly visualize the larynx and below. If that is normal, a pulmonologist may need to look directly into the lung for the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
persistent clearing of throat and excess mucus in throat Have tried allergy/asthma meds and low dose PPIs.
A new allergist or GI doc? Silent re
LERD possible: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Agree, further evaluation is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
history of severe asthma no meds now.persistent mucus in throat sinuses are clear. 2 Ent docs tried asthma, allergy meds and low dose PPIs. Any thoughts?
Seen ENT: If PPI twice daily failed after several weeks, it is time to see an ENT at an university center. Your current symptoms are not typical for asthma. In children, throat clearing may be a sign of asthma however. With a past history of severe asthma, I think a Lung function test is in order as well. ...Read more
Chronic disease: It is chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This is related narrowed airways from inflammatory changes of the airway walls and spasm of the muscle in the airways(bronchospasm). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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