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Would An Epipen Help In A Severe Asthma Attack
Since epipen (epinephrine) can temporary relax the air way, can epipen (epinephrine) used for asthma attack in emergency situations when no asthma medication available?
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
Yes: Epinephrine is old school - that's the way asthma was treated 30 years ago when access to nebulized bronchodilators like albuterol was limited. Another thing you can do in a severe asthma attack while waiting for help to arrive is to take an additional 2 to 4 puffs of your rescue inhaler. Either of these emergency actions will buy time but you need to get to the er or your doctor's office now! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low oxygen...: During an asthma exacerbation the body is trying to get enough oxygen via the blood to all critical organs. So, by increasing the respiratory rate, more oxygen can enter the body via the lungs. By increasing the heart rate, more blood can be circulated so more oxygen can be delivered. Both are compensation mechanisms the body uses to insure adequate oxygen delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a severe asthma attack last night and required 8 puffs of my rescue inhaler. I am experiencing pain in my chest, lungs, + throat. What do I do?
Asthma: Need to see your physician/ go to er. ...Read more
I have severe asthma that is not under control but i want to lose weight. Every time i exercise I have an asthma attack what can I do?
Gain asthma control: Congratulations on wanting to exercise and lose weight! see an asthma expert such as allergist or pulmonologist. There are many medications available, strategies to avoid triggers and evaluations to check for other issues that worsen asthma to get you back on track. Don't give up on exercise! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have never had an inhaler and my last severe asthma attack was 4 years ago. I'm doing better now. Can you recommend any remedies for asthma?
If no symptoms noRX: If you have not had any symptoms of asthma for four years and have not needed any inhalers, you do not need any inhalers or oral meds at this time you should refrain from smoking and avoid even second hand smoke if asthma symptoms like cough, wheezing, breathing problems start you will have to go back on your inhalers. ...Read more
Needs to be checked: You are being treated for severe asthma and have pain which you describe as lung pain, probably pain in the chest. It needs to be checked and you may need a chest xray or cat scan to find out the cause of your pain it may be pain in the chest wall, coming from pleura or lungs. ...Read more
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