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Suffering from Asthma, taking Asthalin inhaler. Right dosage to take this?

Dear sir, I have problem of ASTHMA since last 8 year, & from starting I am taking ASTHALIN inhaler without advice of doctor s. Same Problem was to my Father and he advice me for that. Since last 15 day s I am taking inhaler after every 10 to 20 minutes. Now it has been come in my habit. Kindly advice can it be dangerous for me....
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Pulmonologist 's  Response

Asthalin inhaler containing salbutamol is only a reliever medicine. It can give you temporary relief but it will not decrease your asthma.
As you were not taking proper treatment your asthma has progressed. Treatment of asthma should include preventer inhalers that will reduce the inflammation in your windpipes.
If there has been a recent increase in need for asthalin inhaler , probably there is infection of lungs, nose or throat.
You should see a doctor nearby.
Discuss with your doctor regarding starting preventer inhalers.
Also dont think it that asthalin inhaler is habit forming. Habit forming subastances ( tobacco , tea , coffee ) reach your brain and stimulate it , while your inhaler will reach your lungs not your brain
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mukesh Kumar's  Response
asthalin inhaler is a broncho dilator. it is very effective during acute attacks , but for maintenance you need to take steroid inhaler and long acting broncho dilator. first of all you need to go to pulmologist and get lung function test done ,since you have not taken treatment properly some permanent changes in lung might have happened.
now about your recent increase in breathlessness ,there may be lung infection which has increased your symptoms you need to doctor and he will give you antibiotics to clear out infection.

also if you have family history of allergy then get a skin prick test done by immunologist then you will know what your allergic to and take immunotherapy for those allergens, it will surly reduce your symptoms if you are positive.
thank you
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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