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Suggest treatment for bronchial asthma while on Ventolin

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Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017
Question: I have been taking ventolin hfa inhaler every two hours..since yesterday afternoon.. soon after taking that.. I will be okay for half an hour..and again my chest gets tight after half an hour..
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Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You need to step up your treatment with different inhalers and oral steroid

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear,

You seem to be having acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma and need to step up your treatment. Ventolin will give only short lasting relief. You need to take MDI symbicort/advair discus aling with ventolin. Also take a tablet of montair lc daily which is an anti allergic. If symptoms are still not controlled, a short course of oral steroids may be helpful. Please consult your PCP or a local pulmonologist for dosages and technique of taking inhalers.

Take care.
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Suggest treatment for bronchial asthma while on Ventolin

Brief Answer: You need to step up your treatment with different inhalers and oral steroid Detailed Answer: Hello Dear, You seem to be having acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma and need to step up your treatment. Ventolin will give only short lasting relief. You need to take MDI symbicort/advair discus aling with ventolin. Also take a tablet of montair lc daily which is an anti allergic. If symptoms are still not controlled, a short course of oral steroids may be helpful. Please consult your PCP or a local pulmonologist for dosages and technique of taking inhalers. Take care.