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.

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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. Read more...

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'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 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...

Can spiriva be prescribed for exercise induced asthma?

No. A the present time spiriva is only indicated for use in patients with copd. Based on how the medication works and what causes exercise-induced asthma, it is not likely that spiriva would give any significant relief to those symptoms. Read more...
See below. As far as i know, spiriva is used and fda approved for adults with COPD and chronic bronchitis, not asthma. I don't know if some adult physicians use it for asthma as well. Read more...

I was diagnosed wiu h exercise induced asthma at age 10. I am now 28 and weigh 280 pounds. I need to lose weight but dont know how best to with asthma?

Weight loss. You are right, you need to loose weight. Review your situation with your doctor and come up with a safe plan to loose weight. You will need to be under hi/her care and see a nutritionist and an exercise therapist. Be motivated and safe. All the best. Read more...
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