Do I need inhaler if I have exercise induced asthma?

Usually. If the child only has asthma with exercise, then an albuterol inhaler used prior to exertion will improve exercise performance. However do make sure that the child is truly free of asthma when resting since this is the age when accelerating lung growth begins. See an allergist if there is any question.

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I was told that I have exercise induced asthma and I want to join the army so im curious if I can outgrow it. I have an inhaler but do not use it.

First of all. exercise induced asthma is not "ougrown" but can be easily controlled or even PREVENTED with the proper use of that inhaler! I would check with the Army requirements are concerning CONTROLLED exercise induced asthma! Hope this helps Dr Z. Read more...

I might have exercise induced asthma. Will a walk-in clinic do tests? How will they prescribe a bronchodilators inhaler?

Mgt. I would suggest that you call before making an appointment. If you do have exercise induced asthma, taking the Albuterol prior to exercise is part of your treatment plan. Read more...

At what age is an inhaler usually prescribed for exercise induced asthma?

Around 4 yrs. Most children develop coordination around this age to effectively use a inhaler by itself. If used with a spacer device, 2-4 yrs old can also be prescribed a inhaler. EIA needs treatment in children to keep them active and fit. Your physician can prescribe either preventative use before exercise or a daily corticosteroid maintenance dose. Read more...

Have not been taking preventer, exercise induced asthma attack this morning, no blue inhaler with me at time, Ok now, should I do anything?

Need short acting 1. long acting inhlaers like symbicort/advair have 12 hour albuteral type bronchodilater and steroid combo to decrease inflamation too and lessen need for acute flairs like exersize induced , need short acting albuteral inhaler like proair , works withing 5 minutes last about 4 hours, take it 10-15 min. before exersize to prevent attacks or lessen them. need to rinse mouth after advair/symbicort. Read more...

I'm having an exercise induced asthma attack and don't have my inhaler. I took Allegra (fexofenadine) this morning but would taking another help?

Not likely. EIA is a result of muscular spasm of the alveoli of the lungs. An antihistamine, such as Allegra, (fexofenadine) will not relieve this. You need an inhaler to control this. In a pinch, caffeine (coffee,tea,chocolate) may help. Read more...

I have exercise-induced asthma. What are the best physical exercises & medical practices to weaken this phenomenon?

Desensitization. A way to do it in your case we say is to keep up with you maintenance medicine of advair, singular, antihistamine, etc., given by your doctor. Then before exercise take your rescue inhaler once (albuterol). Start with low level exercises, get you body used to the irritant and build up slowly. This is like a desensitization method. Read more...

How do I know if I have exercise-induced asthma?

Exercise Asthma. With exercise induced asthma, you will typically develop coughing, wheezing and tightness in the chest with exercise. It can be confirmed by a specialized pulmonary function test called exercise test. Read more...

Must I exercise outside if I have exercise-induced asthma?

See below. No. You can certainly exercise in a gym or at home with equipment. However, the exercise inside may trigger your symptoms as well. Read more...
No.... If you have exercise-induced asthma, you can exercise wherever you want but you should be pre-treated with a bronchodilator inhaler before you exercise. The inhaler should also be available post-exercise in case you develop symptoms of asthma once you stop exercising. Read more...