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What Are The Advantages Of Using A Dry Powder Inhaler
May work better: Some find that dry powder inhalers work better. That is probably a debatable point, but they do work well for a lot of people. ...Read more
Deep Breath: Most dry poder inhalers deliver a specific dose per use. The best way to use these devices is to put the device in your mouth and activate it the take a long slow deep breath that will cause all the powder to go in slowly and won't irritate your airway causing you to cough. ...Read more
Dry powder inhalers are equally effective and are becoming more popular than commonly used metered dose inhalers or MDI's as the former comes without the potential for environmental concerns of damaging the ozone layer with CFC propellants. In MDI's.
In both, one should wash the mouth after use to avoid after taste and potential for developing thrush in mouth. ...Read more
Not aerosolized: Dry powder inhalers depend on your breathing in the particles, there is not any power behind them, like you would see in a metered dose inhaler. Spacers do not allow you to get enough airflow to do it. ...Read more
For how many months should a child take dry powder inhaler with singular to treat asthma attack where she is suffering from olive pollen allergy?
Desensitization: If exposure to the pollen can't be avoided, an allergist may offer desensitization to the pollen, which may help. If exposure to the pollen cannot be avoided, and desensitization is not available or is ineffective, then long-term treatment with bronchodilators may be needed ...Read more
I don't like the advair powder inhaler it irritates my throat. Does the hfa version have the same potency? Or is there another drug altogether?
DIfferent but minima: Advair hfa (salmeterol and fluticasone) is fluticasone 45mcg / salmeterol 25mcg or 115mcg/21mcg respectively. This can be dosed to be about equal to what you may have been on with the advair diskus. ...Read more
Inhaler: I would recommend to go to the manufacture's website and get a handout or watch a video if they have one to learn how to use the device. Sometimes devices have different ways of using them. Alternatively go to your pharmacist and they can go over how to use the device. ...Read more
Can I use one metered dose inhaler to administer fluticasone and albuterol, one at a time? Or should I get separate inhalers?
Separate: Since each MDI device is customized to the unique product, I don't know any study showing that they can be interchanged. If you have lost one of them and it is an emergency, by all means go ahead. However ideally, one should not use a part devised for one device on another unless otherwise specified (for example - Aerochambers) ...Read more
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
What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition? Which is Better
Cough variant asthma: Is type of asthma where cough is the most salient symptom, dry cough, but still have other asthma signs, at times it might be the only symptom and hard to diagnose. As for the albuterol form: whichever works, so long it is taken in the right way and produces the desired effect, but albuterol is just a quick fix, you need comprehensive treatment as any other asthmatic, see an allergist/pulmonol ...Read more
Don't know: There are many positive anecdotes and testimonials, but unfortunately extremely little published data looking at effects of inhaling dry-salt. Dry salt inhalers are not used routinely in clinical practice, which is not to say there would be no benefit, but the effect--positive or negative--one achieves probably depends specifically on what lung disease you have. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more
I have brochitics generally cough starts early in the morning but its dry then I used inhaler wht can I do kindly advice me.?
Had dry cough for about 9 weeks-very mild cold preceded. On 2 inhalers 2x a day. Now need them 3x a day or I can't make it without coughing. Nonsmoker?
Is it safe to say that advair powder (diskus) will be more effective than the advair spray inhaler?
My inhaler got thrown in the trash, but was in its box. OCD & have Panic, so I washed out cap with warm water, let dry. Have used, its ok right?
How do I know when my Bronchitis is almost gone? After 3 weeks I still have a dry cough and phlegm every so often and have to use my inhaler at times
Cough: The cough from bronchitis can sometimes take over 6 weeks to fully resolve. As long are you are getting better give it time. If you start to get worse, have fevers, or cough up blood then you should get checked out again. If you smoke you need to stop or just get used to coughing... ...Read more
The inside of my nostrils get dry and booger inside also gets dry when I wakeup in morning. I have Asthema. I use Ventolin Inhaler. What to do.
I hve had an bventricular pace maker fitted with an ablation, but now develop a dry cough with lots of white mucus. Tried all differnt tyes of inhalers nothing works?
Get evaluated: Talk to your cardiologist asap as you may be having chf. ...Read more
Dry cough inhalers don't work for coughing. Had asthma up to age 5.cough ever less then a min can't control it. Worse at night feel like throw up to.
Had a dry cough for 6 weeks now been doc they gave me a inhaler but when I cough slot or sneeze I. Get like a pins and needle sensation shoot up my. B?
Doctor can evaluate: The cough can be re-evaluated to see if it is allergic, infectious, asthma, etc... Lung function tests can help figure things out. When coughing, the pressure inside the chest goes up. When that happens, the pressure inside the spinal column also goes up. The pressure might press on nerves as they come out of the spine, causing altered nerve signals to give the pins & needles sensations. ...Read more
Is there a spray substitute to symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhaler, with similar formula or strength, I think its powder, aggravates my cough but helps ease breathing?
Similar ingredients: The are a couple of inhalers with similar medications, used for the same conditions that symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is used for. For example, there is advair. One's doctor can help decide whether a change would be helpful or not. ...Read more
Its hard to breathe out easier to breathe in, I have a dry cough, pressure in my chest. I use inhaler but it works after an hour or so. Is it asthma?
Smoking related?: You may have asthma, and/or be affected by your smoking. First, try quitting smoking and see if that makes a difference. You can also see your primary care provider or a lung specialist and have a test called spirometry, which can measure your lung capacity and make a diagnosis of asthma, if that is what you have. ...Read more
Got a tickly dry feeling in my lungs, sort of like my lungs are thirsty. Used my asthma inhaler (I get mild asthma sometimes) but it's come back again?
Asthma: The asthma rescue inhaler should last a few hours. If you need it more than just 2-3 times per week then we need to step up treatment and add a controller medicine typically, a steroid inhaler which is safe. Continue this until your doctor says to stop. Most likely, this is just temporary. ...Read more
Unlikely: Inhaled steroids might cause fungal pharyngitis in general, that's why it is advisable to gargle or drink water after using them, the same applies after tooth extraction, wash your mouth after usage, bronchodilator inhalers aren't known to cause infection, wash your mouth anyways after using either type if you're concerned ...Read more
My insurce doesn't cover my inhaler anymore whsr do I do my dry cough is so deep iwheeze all night and ihave the feeling of mucus in throat?
Asthma: First stop smoking, this is not helping your asthma. A number of drug companies have patient assistance programs, you can look up your medication online, with a. Com after its name and see if the company offers such a program you can sign up for. Your doctor can also help you by contacting your insurance company to plead your case. ...Read more
Cough still goes on for 9 second till I throw up no medics or inhaler works? Been 3 weeks dry cough gasp for air, runny nose
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