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Is it safe to work in a cooler/freezer when you have asthma?

Is it safe to work in a cooler/freezer when you have asthma?

Depends...: Some people will have asthma exacerbation when breathing cold air. If this happens, then this is not the right job for that person. If the person tolerates cold air, then it is ok. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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?

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?

There are medicines: That are more effective to treat your asthma. Please consult a lung specialist on this site or see your primary care doc to get more definitive treatment for your asthma. ...Read more

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Is the product EPHED plus a safe product for asthma suffers?

Is the product EPHED plus a safe product for asthma suffers?

It should: Be as long as yoy do not have high blood pressure. It acts like epinephrine or adrenalin and will increase your pulse (heart rate) and blood pressure as well as act as a decongestant. If allergies are a MAJOR reason for your asthma it should be helpful

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Is it safe for someone to swim if they have asthma?

Is it safe for someone to swim if they have asthma?

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 more

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Is it safe to work with someone suffering from asthma?

Is it safe to work with someone suffering from asthma?

Yes: Asthma poses no problem for co-workers. It is not contagious. If the person is very sick/short of breath, then encourage them to get some medicine! ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe using oral inhaler for asthma or vising?

Can you explain if it's safe using oral inhaler for asthma or vising?

Vising?: 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

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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

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How to be safe from asthma attack?

How to be safe from asthma attack?

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 more

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Is it safe to take nyquil if I have asthma?

Usually yes: If you don't have allergy to ny quil components. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take montair lc tablet for asthma?

Is it safe to take montair lc tablet for asthma?

Yes: Montair lc is montelukast which is often used with other asthma drugs or sometimes alone for "control". It is not a steroids (cortisone). ...Read more

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Is flomax (tamsulosin) safe to use if I have asthma?

Is flomax (tamsulosin) safe to use if I have asthma?

Yes: Flomax (tamsulosin) is used to treat an enlarged prostate gland (a.k.a., “benign prostatic hyperplasia”). This drug does not trigger or cause asthma, so it can be safely used. ...Read more

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What is safe to give to pregnant women with asthma in exacerbation?

What is safe to give to pregnant women with asthma in exacerbation?

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

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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

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

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Is it safe to take amoxicillin if you have or have had asthma?

Is it safe to take amoxicillin if you have or have had asthma?

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 more

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Singulair (montelukast) is safe for daily maintenance to avoid asthma?

Singulair (montelukast) is safe for daily maintenance to avoid asthma?

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 more

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Is it safe to smoke up to 5 cigarettes a day when suffering from asthma?

Is it safe to smoke up to 5 cigarettes a day when suffering from asthma?

No: Never safe to smoke at any time, but much worse with asthma. You are looking at permanant lung damage. ...Read more

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Please tell me what asthma medication are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Please tell me what asthma medication are safe to take while breastfeeding?

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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Are water vapors/non nicotine vapors safe for people with asthma? But that has never smoked.

Are water vapors/non nicotine vapors safe for people with asthma? But that has never smoked.

No: The vapors from e-cigs are NOT harmless, and can trigger an asthma attack in susceptible people. Other vapors without nicotine can contain flavoring and other chemicals which can cause problems in some people. ...Read more

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My 10 month old is prescribed to take Budesonide once daily for his asthma. Is this safe for long term use?

My 10 month old is prescribed to take Budesonide once daily for his asthma. Is this safe for long term use?

Yes: While this is a steroid preparation, the use as an inhalant allows it to go directly to the lungs where its action is needed. It is broken down by metabolism quickly, reducing total body exposure that would come with oral or injected meds. ...Read more

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I have mild to moderate asthma. Is dulera (formoterol and mometasone) a safe medicine to take? I have read that it increases asthma related deaths? Is it well tested?

I have mild to moderate asthma. Is dulera (formoterol and mometasone) a safe medicine to take? I have read that it increases asthma related deaths? Is it well tested?

No evidence: Although the initial study involving only a long acting bronchodilator (laba) often on patients who were not on inhaled steroid at the same time showed a slight increase in risk for asthma deaths. Subsequent studies failed to confirm this finding as long as the patients were on an inhaled steroid (ics). In fact, the combination of a laba and ICS (dulera) works better than doubling the ICS dose. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim with exercise-induced asthma?

Is it safe to swim with exercise-induced asthma?

Likely yes: Likely it is OK to swim. You may or may not have to use your inhalers before exercise. Consult with your asthma doctor who knows the severity of your asthma, and is likely the best person to offer proper advice on this. ...Read more

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Asthma related question about advair. Safe in pregnancy?

Asthma related question about advair. Safe in pregnancy?

See Below. Category C: The fda uses a pregnancy category c system to classify possible risks to a fetus when a medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy category c is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans, but do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Because advair can be essential for asthma control, mds sometimes recommend that women continue it. Vital to control asthma. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Budesonide on a 10 month old for asthma?

Yes: Inhalation of Budesonide, 0.25 mg twice daily or 0.5 mg once daily, has been administered safely. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use asthma drugs while planning for pregnancy?

Is it safe to use asthma drugs while planning for pregnancy?

Yes - important: It is very important that patients with asthma optimize their asthma before getting pregnant. They should continue to use these medications during pregnancy. Pregnant asthmatics do not compensate as well as they would when not pregnant. The medications are safe and being able to breath is crucial. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have general anesthesia while having mild asthma?

Is it safe to have general anesthesia while having mild asthma?

Yes, but.: Most cases of mild asthma can be treated by the use of inhalers. Your anesthesiologist will want to discuss your case and your normal management. I ensure that my patients have had a dose of their inhalers prior to anesthesia. Should the asthma return during the case there are medications we can use to treat this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to take seratide which is a medicine for asthma?

Is it safe for pregnant women to take seratide which is a medicine for asthma?

Category C: Seretide is a combination inhaled steroid and long-acting beta agonist used for the treatment of persistent asthma. While this med is category c meaning risks of the medication cannot be ruled out, the most important aspect of treating asthma in pregnancy is gaining asthma control. Uncontrolled or severe asthma attacks can be potentially harmful to fetus. This risk is higher than the med risk. ...Read more