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What are some tips for running with asthma?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Medicine + clean air
People with exercise-induced or regular asthma can use steroid inhalers (flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways.
Bronchodilators (ventolin) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) are good combination inhalers. Singulair chewables are another preventive medicine. Wearing a doctor's mask can filter air.

In brief: Medicine + clean air
People with exercise-induced or regular asthma can use steroid inhalers (flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways.
Bronchodilators (ventolin) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) are good combination inhalers. Singulair chewables are another preventive medicine. Wearing a doctor's mask can filter air.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Inhalers...
If you have exercise-induced asthma, your doctor will likely prescribe an inhaler for you to use prior to running and as needed once you stop running.
You should also try to avoid any known asthma triggers when running esp outdoors (ex pollen).

In brief: Inhalers...
If you have exercise-induced asthma, your doctor will likely prescribe an inhaler for you to use prior to running and as needed once you stop running.
You should also try to avoid any known asthma triggers when running esp outdoors (ex pollen).
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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