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Safe Freezer Asthma
I have ashma and last night I had problems breathing my neighbor put my head on the freezer to help me breath was that a good thing or not?
Yes, but...: An asthma patient can participate in any sport activity as long as their condition is under control. Be aware that the chlorine that is used in pools can turn into gas form bubbling of the water's surface. (worse on sunny day) Chlorine gas can trigger lung irritation in anyone and someone with unstable asthma could experience a chlorine triggered event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 more
I am currently taking foxair and monteair for my asthma is this safe to take while trying for a baby?
Is a eucalyptus sauna safe for asthma. I haven't had an attack since I was six and can do high intensity exercises without my asthma being triggered.
Likely OK: If you don't have active asthma, you'll likely be fine. But be aware, you can never tell what may set off "asthmatic" lungs. It's possible that the "vaporized" eucalyptus oil may irritate your lungs and set off an asthma flare. If the heat of a sauna alone could do this. So just be aware and vigilant and you should be fine. Best of luck. ...Read more
Maintenance med: Take flovent, advair, or some other asthma maintenance medicine as your first treatment. Asthma attacks occur when your maintenance treatment is overwhelmed and needs the assistance of an immediate-acting med such as albuterol. Avoid allergy and other asthma triggers, like smoke or fumes; and hopefully, then you will be able to avoid asthma attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Asthma can be very serious during pregnancy. There are many options for both treatment of acute exacerbation, and more importantly prevention of attacks. Your OB should have you on an inhaled steroid for the prevention of attacks. Acute attacks may be treated with oral medication when severe. Please contact your OB to discuss the options. Good luck! ...Read more
I’ve purchased PMS Comfort: The natural solution for women as I have severe pms. Is this safe to take when I have severe asthma as well? Please help
Severe PMS: This herbal concoction is safe for asthmatics but may not give you the self-control that you need. PMS can be a devastating illness -- it may cause you to say or do things that alienate others and spoil relationships without your meaning to do so. Your personal physician is your best guide, and you should consider mainstream Rx. I am very glad you want to address this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Yes asthmatic patients can take amoxicillin unless they have allergies to penicillins or “beta-lactams”. Typical signs of allergic reactions to medication may include chest tightness and wheezing, which could worsen asthma symptoms if an allergic reaction does occur. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Singulair (montelukast) is very safe. In the original studies done to gain fda approval, when a medication is given in varying doses to determine both safety and efficacy, there were no observed side effects at 900 times the 10mg dose that was shown to be maximally effective for asthma. The bigger question for your doctor or allergist is whether singulair (montelukast) alone is adequate to treat your asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most are OK:
I feel your concern is about the inhaler steroids used as a controller. For the most part, very little of the drug is inhaled into your blood stream and eventually in your breast milk. If you are concerned, please discuss your questions with your child's pediatrician.
Good Luck. ...Read more
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