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Should I take my inhalor before I go in to see the doctor for a check up?

Should I take my inhalor before I go in to see the doctor for a check up?

Depends: If you are not in any respiratory distress you should try to avoid using a rescue inhaler such as albuterol at least 4 hours prior to the visit so the doctor can hear what your lungs sound like. ...Read more

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more


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The pain is in my left and right side. It worsens when I take a breath, stand, or sit down. I also have radiating pain in legs. What doctor do I see?

1st try primary care: Start w/ a general family care physician. They'll do an exam and ask questions. You need to be detailed and accurate and also ask your questions. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I can't breath easily sometimes because of my neck ...I had check up to ent but doctor said I have larynx disease. And he gave me omeprazole I take this for one month..

I can't breath easily sometimes because of my neck ...I had check up to ent  but doctor said I have larynx disease. And he gave me omeprazole I take this for one month..

Keep going: One month on omeprazole is not long enough to tell if it's helping. Call your ENT if you are still worried. I'm not sure what you mean about your neck stopping your breathing but, your doc should be able to help you tease this out. ...Read more

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Should I take a steriod? A doctor prescribed me a inhaled one and an oral one and to take the inhaled one first but it isn't helping so should I switc

Should I take a steriod? A doctor prescribed me a inhaled one and an oral one and to take the inhaled one first but it isn't helping so should I switc

Follow up/Mgt: From your description of having both prescriptions, the next step would be to take oral steroids during an asthma flare up. Albuterol is used for quick response to symptoms such as wheezing and cough. Please follow up though if you are having trouble breathing. A virtual appt is also available online. ...Read more