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What is the best treatment for severe asthma?

What is the best treatment for severe asthma?

Asthma treatment: Well, your question is rather complex to explain fully here. There are many layers of medications for treatment of asthma depending on the severity of the diseases and / or if it is related to allergy. Severe asthma merits a specialist in lung and / or allergist visit and might require multiple medications and treatment modalities. ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment for asthma?

What is the best treatment for asthma?

Depends on severity: Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function. Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for athsma?

What is the best treatment for athsma?

Multiple: Treatments for asthma are divided into two categories: preventative and rescue. Preventative medicines include inhaled steroids and singulair (montelukast). Rescue medicines are usually short acting bronchodilators (albuterol). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Depends....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic, each with different therapies. Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection of the airways. The bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics while the viral infection is treated symptomatically only as antibiotics don't treat viruses. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated w/ inhalers, oxygen if needed, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for bronchitis?

What is the best medication for bronchitis?

None and Many: If Bronchitis is because of Virus other than Influenza; Symptomatic Treatment with Expectorant, sometimes cough suppressant, Throat Lozanges, NSAID, Vit C and Ginger Tea and Turmeric, Echanesia. If due to Bacteria: Antibiotics like PCN, Erythromycin, Ciprofloxacin and Doxicyclin etc. If Due to Allergy: Anti Histaminics and Bronchdilator and avoidance of Allergen ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for coughs?

What is the best treatment for coughs?

Need diagnosis...: Cough treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. It could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis, etc. All these diagnoses have completely different treatments so you should see your doc for eval for any cough lasting more than a week or 2. If it is due to a virus, it should run its course within that time. There are many effective prescription treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a congested heart?

CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

Supportive care: Nothing except time cures a viral cough. Rest, fluids, nutrition. You can try over the counter cold remedies. Your doc can prescrive a cough suppressant to help with the cough. 7 - 10 days for resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

Several: Many treatments exist for allergies: antihistamines, nasal sprays, eye drops as well as allergy shots. For asthma: rescue inhalers (albuterol), controller inhalers, allergy shots. Definitely see an allergist! ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

Depends...: Treatment for a chronic cough depends on the reason for the cough. Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these have different treatments. See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed first and then treated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for emphysema?

What is the best treatment for emphysema?

Stop smoking!: Stopping smoking and (if needed) wearing oxygen are the two treatments with clear benefits. Weight loss (if overweight), exercise, and inhalers reduce the number of hospitalizations a patient has. Rare causes of emphysema (alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency) can be treated directly, but there is no treatment that reverses the lung injury caused by the disease. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is primarily treated with an antibiotic like amoxcillin. Other treatments may include a decongestant, either oral or a nose spray (either otc afrin (oxymetazoline) or a prescribed steroid nose spray like flonase). If you use an otc nose spray, be sure to use it only for 3 days. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

Symptom treatment: For uncomplicated sinusitis symptomatic treatment is recommended after diagnosis by a doctor. Decongestant pills and sprays, nasal washes, analgesics and maybe steroid nasal sprays. Antibiotics are reserved if the patient is not improving, getting worse or if severe. Antibiotics only shorten the length of an infection a small amount. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for croup?

What is the best treatment for croup?

Supportive care: Mild croup is often treated with cool mist to the face, or, at home taking the child in a bathroom with steam. If moderate- to- severe, the child may require care in the doctor's office, emergency department or admission to the hospital. Standard treatments may include, among other measures, steroid medication and racemic Epinephrine to alleviate airway obstruction (swelling). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for symptoms of akethesia?

What is the best treatment for symptoms of akethesia?

Stop the medication: Akethesia is usually caused by bad reaction to a neurotropic medication. It involves restless movements and inability to sit still. Once the medication is reduced or stopped, the symptoms should resolve. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for classic migraine?

What is the treatment for classic migraine?

Be seen: There are many medications called triptans, including imitrex, (sumatriptan) maxalt, and others. Be seen and diagnosed, and your doctor can prescribe the proper medication. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for common cold?

What is the best treatment for common cold?

Symptom relief: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

Saline washes: Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain. It lasts longer than the usual 7-10 days of a normal cold. Saline washes or lavage are very helpful along with topical and oral decongestants. Occasionally antibiotics are needed if the saline washes and decongestants aren't helping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for tight throat?

What is the best treatment for tight throat?

See your doctor.: You have to find out what's causing it. You should see your doctor right away because this could signal heart disease. ...Read more

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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

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If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms?Thn why it causes shortness of breath

If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms?Thn why it causes shortness of breath

Something else: I had already mentioned vocal cord dysfunction from lpr as a potential cause. But you need to rule out other factors too and getting a lung function test would be the least you can do. ...Read more

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I got hit in the chest 3 weeks ago in football scrimmage and been having asthma like symptoms with no pain. I have asthma already. What is it ?

I got hit in the chest 3 weeks ago in football scrimmage and been having asthma like symptoms with no pain. I have asthma already. What is it 
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Chest trauma.: Were you assessed at the time? Worst case scenario would be a broken rib. A chest contusion wouldn't last this long, and the trauma shouldn't set off your asthma. At this point, I'd seek a chest X-Ray with a rib series at least. And a lung exam, of course. Rib fractures may not hurt that much after a few days, so it may be there to affect your breathing but may not hurt too much. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has had recur. Croup and asthma like symptoms since she was two. Albuterol doesn't seem to help. What can we do? Is it asthma?

My 6 year old has had recur. Croup and asthma like symptoms since she was two. Albuterol doesn't seem to help. What can we do? Is it asthma?

May need ENT eval.: Some kids croup easily (with colds) and end up needing treatment for croup (sometimes prednisone) several times. A pediatric ENT doctor may need to check the throat & voice box. Usually, "croupers" outgrow it as they get bigger, and croup doesn't seem to increase their asthma chances. Having repeat "pneumonia" or "bronchitis" is different from croup, and can be signs of asthmatic cough symptoms. ...Read more

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Asthma-like symptoms for a few days, unable to fully catch breath. Keep yawning, but can't "finish" yawn, if that makes sense. Albuterol not helping.

Asthma-like symptoms for a few days, unable to fully catch breath. Keep yawning, but can't "finish" yawn, if that makes sense. Albuterol not helping.

See M.D.: You may be experiencing an asthma attack. It is important to check with your doctor or urgent care center for further care. If you have a history of asthma, the albuterol two puffs is a standard dose, unless otherwise prescribed. If you have chest tightness and no cardiac problems, the dose can be repeated every 20 minutes x 3 on the way to the doctor's office. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Yes, but....: Asthma and reflux can often present together but often are confused for one another because both can cause chronic cough and wheeze. Both are serious medical conditions that should be taken care of and followed by a physician. Please have toddler checked by pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why LPR cause asthma like symptoms?

Why LPR  cause asthma like symptoms?

Not really: It mimics post-nasal drips far more although it may also cause a dry cough. However there is no wheezing or sob usually associated with asthma. ...Read more

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My asthma-like symptoms that developed after swimming in pool cleared up quickly on ventolin/advair. Does this mean they are definitely due to asthma?

Not necessarily: The right trigger will make anyone wheeze. If you have no prior lung issues, then it was likely a reactive bronchospasm which may have had an allergic or chemical trigger since were at pool. Will need a recheck in a couple weeks with pulmonary function test to see if resolved or ongoing impairment. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause asthma like symptoms such as tight chest and breathlessness?

Does anxiety cause asthma like symptoms such as tight chest and breathlessness?

Stress relief: Yes it can. It can mimic heart disease. Try and learn self relaxation techniques, like meditation or self hypnosis. Exercise regularly and avoid stimulants. Get your sleep and eat small frequent meals. Some people get anxiety reactions from certain foods and additives like msg. Your doctor might prescribe an "emergency pill" for anxiety like Propranolol or xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Had right shoulder/neck pain for 3 months. Now also having burning chest pain in right side, and asthma-like symptoms. Inhaler helps, but not for long?

Had right shoulder/neck pain for 3 months. Now also having burning chest pain in right side, and asthma-like symptoms. Inhaler helps, but not for long?

Not related: Your right sided pain may come from the cervical spine and i urge you to consult an orthopedist before things get worse. As for your asthma, you need a controller drug (usually an inhaled steroid) on a daily basis and again this needs to be prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor soon before your asthma gets worse. ...Read more

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An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?

An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?

It is a possibility: The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill, effect any body system and cause cause asthma-like symptoms. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive, it may prevent general health problems. ...Read more

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My 6yo son has had a fever and cough for 7 days now the last two he is worse two ER trips due to difficulty breathing the first night it was asthma like symptoms he was given steroids and backtoback albuterol mixed with something else then released yester

My 6yo son has had a fever and cough for 7 days now the last two he is worse two ER trips due to difficulty breathing the first night it was asthma like symptoms he was given steroids and backtoback albuterol mixed with something else then released yester

Asthma, bronchitis, : Upper respiratory infection is the most common cause to precipitate asthma in both adults and children. After he recovers from this episode you should discuss with his physician for further evaluation by an allergist. An allergist may do skin testing, breathing tests, exhaled Nitric Oxide test and may suggest allergy immunotherapy, and use of preventive inhalers. ...Read more

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Had asthma like symptoms to naproxen & ibuprofen. Took mobic (meloxicam). Had sweating, chills, difficulty focusing eyes. Am i allergic or sensitive to nsaids?

Had asthma like symptoms to naproxen & ibuprofen. Took mobic (meloxicam). Had sweating, chills, difficulty focusing eyes. Am i allergic or sensitive to nsaids?

Unusual: Although it is possible, the type of reaction you described is unusual for NSAID reactions although a drug fever cannot be ruled out. See allergist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?

What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?

GERD: Gerd and laryngopharnygeal reflux can be a significant trigger for asthma, see a specialist (allergist) familiar with both lpr and asthma if you pcp does not seem to understand this association or recommend appropriate or effective management. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes have an asthma like attack? Sometimes i can't breath and i nearly faint.

Why do I sometimes have an asthma like attack? Sometimes i can't breath and i nearly faint.

Asthma like attack: You either have an asthmatic condition or you have a psychiatric condition that needs attentionseek help from a psychotherapist. ...Read more

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Can certain foods cause a full-blown asthma attack; not, however an Ige-mediated reaction. Mostly just shortness of breath that is asthma-like?

Can certain foods cause a full-blown asthma attack; not, however an Ige-mediated reaction. Mostly just shortness of breath that is asthma-like?

Unlikely: This would be unlikely unless there is some type of aspiration event. When there is aspiration of liquid food we have a reflex to shut off the upper airway. This usually results in difficulty breathing in, coughing, talking and respiratory distress. It would not last as long as a typical asthma attach. Acid reflux can give a sensation of shortness of breath ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for asthma?

Depends on severity: Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function. Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe asthma?

Asthma treatment: Well, your question is rather complex to explain fully here. There are many layers of medications for treatment of asthma depending on the severity of the diseases and / or if it is related to allergy. Severe asthma merits a specialist in lung and / or allergist visit and might require multiple medications and treatment modalities. ...Read more