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What do doctors usually give you to take when you are having an asthma attack?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Bronchodilators etc.

An asthma patient has episodes of bronchoconstriction (airways tighten up) plus swelling of the airways & increased mucus.
Inhalers like albuterol relax & open up airways; inhalers like Flovent (steroid) prevent or decrease swelling & mucus. In more severe attacks, extra oxygen is given, as well as oral or injectable steroids (prednisolone). Preventive medicines like singulair (montelukast) can also help.

In brief: Bronchodilators etc.

An asthma patient has episodes of bronchoconstriction (airways tighten up) plus swelling of the airways & increased mucus.
Inhalers like albuterol relax & open up airways; inhalers like Flovent (steroid) prevent or decrease swelling & mucus. In more severe attacks, extra oxygen is given, as well as oral or injectable steroids (prednisolone). Preventive medicines like singulair (montelukast) can also help.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Many...

There are now many meds given during an acute asthma exacerbation.
Examples of these include b-agonist bronchodilators, steroids (inhaled and/or systemic), oxygen, etc.

In brief: Many...

There are now many meds given during an acute asthma exacerbation.
Examples of these include b-agonist bronchodilators, steroids (inhaled and/or systemic), oxygen, etc.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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