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Does intake of Advair help in treating COPD?

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: have been very short of breath the last few weeks. I have mild Copd on Advair puffer. Saw Dr today oxygen level 92%. Put on Blue puffer 2 puffs 4 x q 4h as needed . A 7 day run of Cortisone. chest xray and Puminary function tests. Does this sound good.
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
yes, it sounds very good

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for the question,
It sounds like you have had a flare of your COPD. The blue puffer is most likely ventolin and it is good to use as needed for wheezing or feeling short of breath. The prednisone (cortisone) acts as an anti-inflammatory and will help open up the airways.
The chest xray will make sure there is no pneumonia or other problem and the pulmonary function tests will let the doctor know how your lungs are working.
It sounds like you received excellent care and I hope you feel better soon.
Let e know if you have further questions.
Dr. Robinson
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Does intake of Advair help in treating COPD?

Brief Answer: yes, it sounds very good Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for the question, It sounds like you have had a flare of your COPD. The blue puffer is most likely ventolin and it is good to use as needed for wheezing or feeling short of breath. The prednisone (cortisone) acts as an anti-inflammatory and will help open up the airways. The chest xray will make sure there is no pneumonia or other problem and the pulmonary function tests will let the doctor know how your lungs are working. It sounds like you received excellent care and I hope you feel better soon. Let e know if you have further questions. Dr. Robinson