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Lately i've been having a lot asthma attacks, usually 2 or 3 a week. What can I do to control these better?
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Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
7 doctors agree
In brief: See your MD
To better control your asthma, first try to understand what the usual triggers are and avoid as possible.
Often colds or viral infection cause the worst exacerbations. Allergic exposures can be a problem in many patients. Next take medication regularly. The person with symptoms 2-3 times/week should be on a daily asthma preventative med, not just a rescue inhaler (albuterol).

In brief: See your MD
To better control your asthma, first try to understand what the usual triggers are and avoid as possible.
Often colds or viral infection cause the worst exacerbations. Allergic exposures can be a problem in many patients. Next take medication regularly. The person with symptoms 2-3 times/week should be on a daily asthma preventative med, not just a rescue inhaler (albuterol).
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
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Dr. Helena Bentley
See your doctor to eval and treat any other underlying causes, and to get better control of your asthma.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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If your asthma is now out of control, you should see your doctor to evaluate what is now triggering your symptoms so they can be treated.
You need a bronchodilator as well as steroid inhalers minimally and other treatments depend on etiology of your asthma exacerbation. If you develop acute shortness of breath, go to the er for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: See doctor...
If your asthma is now out of control, you should see your doctor to evaluate what is now triggering your symptoms so they can be treated.
You need a bronchodilator as well as steroid inhalers minimally and other treatments depend on etiology of your asthma exacerbation. If you develop acute shortness of breath, go to the er for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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You need a review of your medications and the potential triggers before determining the best way to control these attacks.

In brief: See your doctor
You need a review of your medications and the potential triggers before determining the best way to control these attacks.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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