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I have asthma, went from not having to use inhaler at all to atleast 3 times a day, reoccurring chest congestion, allergic to mucinex, (guaifenesin) any suggestions?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: See doc ASAP

This means that your asthma is getting out of control (when you need to use inhaler more than 2x/wk).
See your doctor to get a controller medication before you end up in the hospital.

In brief: See doc ASAP

This means that your asthma is getting out of control (when you need to use inhaler more than 2x/wk).
See your doctor to get a controller medication before you end up in the hospital.
Thank
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine

In brief: Need to be seen

It sounds like your asthma has progressed.
Albuterol is not adequate once being used that often. You likely need a steroid inhaler at least. However, you should also have someone see why things are worse. Smoking, or environmental exposures (mold, allergens), infections (sinus, lung), or even more serious problems like cystic fibrosis can be causes. Time to be seen for full history and exam.

In brief: Need to be seen

It sounds like your asthma has progressed.
Albuterol is not adequate once being used that often. You likely need a steroid inhaler at least. However, you should also have someone see why things are worse. Smoking, or environmental exposures (mold, allergens), infections (sinus, lung), or even more serious problems like cystic fibrosis can be causes. Time to be seen for full history and exam.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: See your DR

Avoid smoking.
Allow no smoking anywhere near you. Avoid cats. Avoid anyplace occupied by any cat in recent weeks. You need a different inhaler, possibly other therapy.

In brief: See your DR

Avoid smoking.
Allow no smoking anywhere near you. Avoid cats. Avoid anyplace occupied by any cat in recent weeks. You need a different inhaler, possibly other therapy.
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