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Shortness of breath, chest tightness. Using blue inhaler. History of asthma. How to control symptoms?

my step daughter has asthma but has it under control,she rarely needs her blue inhaler but today she is suffering from shortness of breath and says her chest feels tight, she is so against going to the GP is there anything that i can do help to control her symptoms, i have read that coffee helps (being a diraretic ) and also putting your head over a steaming bowl of water, please help as i am worried about her
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear...
Asthma is caused due to broncho-constriction (obstruction of smaller airway passages) which is indicative of Hyper-responsiveness of air passages to an allergen.
And the inhalers provide symptomatic relief by causing broncho-dilation (dilating the smaller airway passages, relieving the obstruction & increasing airflow to lungs)
Montelukast preparations can also be used as a maintenance therapy to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies & asthma by reducing broncho-constriction.

Drinking of warm fluids & steam inhalation also provides symptomatic relief. will be better to consult a Pediatrician if symptoms still persist or aggravate.
And make sure that your daughter is well protected from cold, dust & other allergens.

Wishing her a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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