6 doctors weighed in:
Is it dangerous to inhale asthma medications with steroids inside?
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Dr. Giana Nicoara
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
It is dangerous however, to let asthma symptoms go untreated.
If one needs a rescue inhaler( albuterol) more than twice a week on a regular basis, and the rescue inhaler is used for more than just vigorous activity, that is a sign that asthma is poorly controlled. A controller medication like an inhaled steroid and/ or singulair (montelukast) is needed;.

In brief: No
It is dangerous however, to let asthma symptoms go untreated.
If one needs a rescue inhaler( albuterol) more than twice a week on a regular basis, and the rescue inhaler is used for more than just vigorous activity, that is a sign that asthma is poorly controlled. A controller medication like an inhaled steroid and/ or singulair (montelukast) is needed;.
Dr. Giana Nicoara
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No...
Inhaled steroids are needed in most asthmatics because they decrease airway inflammation, a major component of asthma.
Very little of the steroids are absorbed systemically so the systemic side effects are little to none. This is a very well tolerated treatment in the vast majority of asthmatics.

In brief: No...
Inhaled steroids are needed in most asthmatics because they decrease airway inflammation, a major component of asthma.
Very little of the steroids are absorbed systemically so the systemic side effects are little to none. This is a very well tolerated treatment in the vast majority of asthmatics.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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