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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   I am Dr
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   hi my doctor presribed a belcome thasone inhaler preventer but i am worried abt the steriods in it
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i had a badcough because of the viral infection going on lots of people had it in the reaon is i am well and fit young man i havent had any problems before
User :   ok?
Doctor :   Ok, let me ask you a few more questions ?
Doctor :   Are you a known asthamatic prior to this episode ?
User :   no
Doctor :   What is your age ?
User :   27
Doctor :   How much is the daily dosage of inhalation as of now ?
User :   teo puffs twice a day
User :   sorry two
Doctor :   How many mcg roughly ?
User :   100 mcg
Doctor :   Ok, Do you have any nausea, headache or hoarseness in voice because of this ?
User :   not at all
User :   my question is it asfe to take because steriods wont make me infertile
Doctor :   So coming back to your dosage and your lack of side effects or other symptoms you will not have any adverse side effects like sterility or adrenal inactivity or thrush if you use it for on a short term basis.
Doctor :   Usually these occur if used more than 20 days or more than 1000mcg.
Doctor :   So it wont have any systemic side effects if used in small doses.
User :   or make me too lose my sexdrive and i have to depend on inhaler all the time he ask me to use it for 7 days this thought is killing me i am alright it doesnot affect my sexual libido can i stop it after 3 days
Doctor :   You are unnecessarily panicking Mr.
User :   even we wont have small effect can i use it for 3 days or 7 days
Doctor :   For 7 days there wont be any systemic side effect as I have told you .
User :   ill be exaclty like before it doesnot effect anyof the thing i worried abt abt even 1%
User :   u mean isit 100% safe
Doctor :   Any drug has an effect and side effect but if followed as per the prescription and used for limited period is not dangerous.
User :   but for 7 days is not at all problem but ill be ok for the problems i mentioned is it
Doctor :   You have to understand the pros of greater ventilation because of beclomethasone and 7 days is not overdosing , please continue with the prescribed drug and you will be fine.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   All the best and one more suggestion.
User :   yes please
User :   suggestion?
Doctor :   You have to exercise a lot, Like running , avoid cold foods and use Salbutamol along with beclamethasone for better treatment
Doctor :   And faster recovery.
Doctor :   Avoid cold foods or cold weather
Doctor :   Follow pranayama or breathing exercises for faster recovery.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now.
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