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Chest tightness, pain worse on breathing in. Taking steroids, antibiotics. History of asthma. Cure?

Hi my name is xxxx I ve had asthma for about 14 years now but it s gotten really bad since December 2012. I m experiencing tightness from left to right above my chest and am only getting a peak flow of 150-230. The pain is worse when I breath in . I m on my 3rd set of steroids and antibiotics . I would be grateful for any feedback you coukd give me thanks
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello Pauline...

Asthma is caused due to broncho-constriction (obstruction of smaller airway passages) which is indicative of Hyper-responsiveness of air passages to an allergen.
Bronchodilators & steroids will provide symptomatic relief by causing broncho-dilation (dilating the smaller airway passages, relieving the obstruction & increasing airflow to lungs)
Montelukast preparation, can also be used as a maintenance therapy to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies & asthma by reducing broncho-constriction.
So..the medicines given by the Doctor is correct...please continue them as advised.

And make sure that you are well protected from cold, dust & other allergens.
Wishing a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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