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What Treatments Are There For Asthma
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
Many: Short-actiing bronchodilator for acute attack, long-acting one along with inhaled steroid for maintenance. Singulair (montelukast) is often used on children as well . Even more important, learn to avoid asthma triggers with the help from an allergist. Allergy shots may often be very effective conferring long-term benefits.See 1 more doctor answer
Asthma specialist: would help you better, can't help you online, you need to be well evaluated before starting any treatment, it isn't one treatment that fits all, every patient is different, good luck
A plan that works: The successful control of asthma focuses on inflammation & spasm of the airways. Meds like inhaled steroids help control what is a chronic problem with airway irritation. Short acting or long acting anti-spasm drugs like albuterol/salmuterol help re-open airways that spasm in spite of other treatments. A written step wise plan that uses day by day symptoms to add/reduce meds helps the most.See 1 more doctor answer
Asthma: Best is to be diagnosed and classified right to get your proper treatment, please see your doctor/allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck
What are the best treatments for asthma and allergies? I am using nasonex, spirivia, albueterol, and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Plus doing sinus rinses. Still sick.
Asthma guidelines: If you do have asthma spireva is not an asthma medication, although is sometimes of benefit especially if there is also copd. I cannot tell you what is the correct asthma medication for you. You need to see a board certified allergist for appropriate evaluation and treatment of your entire respiratory system.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Control: Managing asthma is about "control". Most patient's will be on an inhaled steroid medication to control the inflammation in the airways. If this isn't enough, additional medications can be used. Airway dilator medications are used frequently. There are both long-acting and short-acting versions of these. Once patients' symptoms are controlled for several months, we can sometimes cut back meds.
Several options: In general the treatment of asthma is: avoidance of triggers/allergens, medications (including nasal steroids, long acting beta agonists, leukotriene blockers) and immunotherapy. In severe asthma other more potent anti - inflammatory medications could be used as well. Xolair can be considered in some cases as well.
Numerous options: Over the last 25 years of my practice, I have witnessed a sea change in treatment options for asthma. I no longer have had to rely on daily systemic steroids. New generations of inhaled steroids, bronchial tube dilators, non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications, and anti-allergic antibody injections. Many other exciting prospects are in the pipeline!
See below: There are a huge number of off label drugs and other therapies that have been tried for asthma as well a a large number of herbal medicines that have been studied and are presently being looked at. The topic is too large to discuss here. I would suggest seeing you doctor to discuss this in more depth.
Varies: All true asthma has an inherited component. All cases are relatively unique in their presentation, severity and treatment needs.The best way to find out is with a regular physician whom you provide your history and present form of treatment.Modifications can be made based on event & symptom frequency along with tests when indicated.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Asthma: Studies have shown tha best results for asthma control are achieved by allergists. By determining your triggers, and treating your disease from different aspects, you have your best chance to control it. There are numeroud medications for it and allergen immunotherapy helps long term.See 2 more doctor answers
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