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Rescue And Preventive Inhalers
I have mild excerise induced only asthma. I take prevent inhaler anyway. Will I suffocate and die in my sleep? I only get symptom when excerise but ??
Would inhalers such as Ventolin be able to prevent asthma attacks on their own if taken slightly in advance?
It could: For exercise induced asthma using an inhaler like Ventolin (Albuterol) 15 -20 minutes before strenuous exercise or sports participation would help. For other asthma causes it is not as helpful a preventative measure. You indicate Reflux as one of your conditions - this could trigger wheezing and would need to be controlled. Speak with your physician about your options for preventative measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I use a steroid inhaler i always get very bad thrush it does not matter how well i rinse. Is there any to prevent this?
Generally, Yes: You need to let your physcian or dentist know about this. They can prescribe either a mouth rinse or pills that can help prevent or reduce the symptoms of thrush. Thrush is known as candidiasis and is caused by an organism that we all have in our intestinal tract to aid in digestion. Many medications can cause Candida Albicans to get out of balance and the medications help set things right. ...Read more
5 yr old prescribed a steroid inhaler to prevent ashtma, can it cause sleep disruption, mood swings, dependance, or shaking? Hasn't started taking it.
Take as prescribed: As the steroid is being inhaled and working directly in the lungs,systemic side-effects are rare.Inhaled steroids have not been associated with sleep disruption, dependence or shaking.There are case reports of aggression or agitation after use but again,very rare.If the dose is given appropriately (use aerochamber) and then have the child brush their teeth or rinse out their mouth to avoid thrush ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma...I take both preventive and rescue inhaler but my asthma not under control..I know it's not good to take ventolin a lot but I do..6 Times aday?
Know your triggers: Asthma always has certain things (your "triggers") that cause the bronchospasm and inflammation of the lining of your airways. Common triggers are: exercise, various fumes, tobacco smoke, pets, cold air temp., air pollution, etc. You need to know what specifically triggers your asthma. Montelukast is a medicine often used to help control asthma due to various allergens. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are dry powder inhalers ever appropriately used as rescue inhalers, or are MDIs the most appropriate choice?
Either one is ok: To use a medication as a rescue inhaler to treat asthma symptoms, the medication should be a fast-acting bronchodilator (whether it comes as a traditional metered-dose-inhaler or as a dry-powder-inhaler should not matter, as long as the patient has used the inhaler before, and did not get any problems such as side effects in the past). ...Read more
Can dulera lose it's effectiveness over time? I'm on dulera 100mcg 2 puffs 2 x a day and just got a cold and need to use rescue inhaler throughout day
Not the medication: Something (eg. Viral infection, post nasal drip, smog, acid reflux) is triggering your asthma. Its presence will continue to trigger the attack. The medication will control each episode but unless the trigger is removed, your symptoms will continue or worsen; see your doctor to help determine if your meds need to be adjusted or another med started. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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