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Are there other ways to stop an asthma attack besides inhaler?

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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

But it depends on how severe the asthma attack has become.
In a mild attack, steam from a shower or humidifier can help. However, if the attack is moderate or severe, then medications are absolutely necessary. These medications come as inhalers or nebulized solutions that can be given with a nebulizer machine.

In brief: Yes

But it depends on how severe the asthma attack has become.
In a mild attack, steam from a shower or humidifier can help. However, if the attack is moderate or severe, then medications are absolutely necessary. These medications come as inhalers or nebulized solutions that can be given with a nebulizer machine.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Dr. Joshua Davidson
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In brief: Depends

Often the trigger for an asthma attack is environmental .
It can be an allergy (animal dander), pollution, or other inhaled substances. If you know what your triggers are you can make a good attempt to minimize your exposure and your attack. In addtion, if your attacks are frequent, a controller corticosteroid inhaler can reduce your "rescue" inhaler use.

In brief: Depends

Often the trigger for an asthma attack is environmental .
It can be an allergy (animal dander), pollution, or other inhaled substances. If you know what your triggers are you can make a good attempt to minimize your exposure and your attack. In addtion, if your attacks are frequent, a controller corticosteroid inhaler can reduce your "rescue" inhaler use.
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Not really

Best way is to avoid exposure to triggers but oftentimes you cannot help but be exposed.
Always carry your rescue inhaler, it can save your life or an inconvenient and costly er visit/hospitalization.

In brief: Not really

Best way is to avoid exposure to triggers but oftentimes you cannot help but be exposed.
Always carry your rescue inhaler, it can save your life or an inconvenient and costly er visit/hospitalization.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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