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Local treatment for asthma ?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Inhalers

From a medical perspective, inhalers exert most of their effect in the lung with minimal exposure to the rest of the body.
As such, they are considered localized therapy.

In brief: Inhalers

From a medical perspective, inhalers exert most of their effect in the lung with minimal exposure to the rest of the body.
As such, they are considered localized therapy.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Vs regional ?

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In brief: Vs regional ?

You get the most from this site when you provide adequate background information and ask a clear question.
This is not. Physicians donate their time to review & answer these questions.Any fees on lengthy questions keep the site open. If you describe the issue and ask a clear question, it can receive a focussed answer.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics

In brief: It depends!

For maintenance treatment (to prevent flareups), it's hard to beat inhaled steroids (not Anabolic steroids like athlete's use; these are anti-inflammatory instead!).
Dose is very tiny, since it goes straight to the lungs instead of through the body to get to the lungs-thus few if any side effects. Use a spacer device with any inhaler;it gives maximum benefit with least side effects. Feel better!

In brief: It depends!

For maintenance treatment (to prevent flareups), it's hard to beat inhaled steroids (not Anabolic steroids like athlete's use; these are anti-inflammatory instead!).
Dose is very tiny, since it goes straight to the lungs instead of through the body to get to the lungs-thus few if any side effects. Use a spacer device with any inhaler;it gives maximum benefit with least side effects. Feel better!
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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