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Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Asthma: You can do a virtual consult to get an emergency dose of Medicstion. You don't need to wait for your doctor. Nothing over the counter will help ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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What is the treatment of acute asthma?

What is the treatment of acute asthma?

Several medications: Bronchodilators such as albuterol (ventolin, proventil) or xopenex (levalbuterol) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Patients with cough-variant asthma, exercise-induced asthma, or regular asthma also use steroid inhalers (such as flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Singulair is an additional medication that can be started. ...Read more

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What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

Hard to say: Asthma is not a "One size fits all" problem. For some it is so minor they just cough when the seasons change, some will die of their attack if untreated. Some with rather minor asthma can go through a life threatening event when a simple aggravating factor like the flu or bronchitis triggers the attack.Modern treatments can allow most to achieve good control and minimize risk. ...Read more

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Why don't you give epi-pen for acute asthma attack?

Why don't you give epi-pen for acute asthma attack?

Different use: Epi pens are used in people with severe, lifethreatening allergic reactions. Epinephrine is also a non-specific drug in that it stimulates different areas of the body so that side effects are very common anad sometimes dangerous. The rescue inhalers like albuterol are specific for the "receptors" in the lungs and so have little side effects outside that area. ...Read more

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What is the difference of asthma and acute asthma?

What is the difference of asthma and acute asthma?

Chronic disorder: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that can flare up from time to time with increased intensity of symptoms, which is called severe acute asthma or acute exacerbation of asthma. Many conditions/stimuli can trigger acute asthma in someone with a diagnosis of asthma. Anti-inflammatory medications can help control inflammation & prevent/reduce the number of acute asthma episodes. ...Read more

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My 18 year old boyfriend says he will die is 2 years due to acute asthma... is it possible? He takes drugs everyday in boarding school.

My 18 year old boyfriend says he will die is 2 years due to acute asthma... is it possible? He takes drugs everyday in boarding school.

Mgt: Asthma is a treatable illness, and even severe patients can be managed to control their symptoms. Avoiding possible triggers is very important. If he is away from home, I would suggest a HEPA filter portable unit and avoiding smoke exposure. A virtual appt is available online: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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I had an acute asthma attack, administered oxygen, morphine, and 3 other meds, enlarged heart. Should i take oxygen?

I had an acute asthma attack, administered oxygen, morphine, and 3 other meds, enlarged heart. Should i take oxygen?

No: O2 should be prescribed by a pulmonary physician after finding that your o2 levels are low. Low o2 mean severe pulmonary or heart disease. Reason should be investigated. You need to stop smoking asap. It is not helping and is worsening your condition. I suspect you may have a combination of chronic lung disease/ reactive airway/ heart condition. Consult an internist/lung specialist soon. ...Read more

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