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How is perbuterol in treatment of asthma ?

I have been suffering from asthma since the age of 3 hello I am 38 years old female. I have been suffering from asthma since the age of 3. I started using asthalin inhaler at the age of 19. I came to USA in 2004 and styarted using albuterol, my face is swelling and body is also swelling. I am allergice to atrovent aswell.,My face and body swells when I take steroids and the steroid inhaler gave me weight. Now the doctors has asked me to take perbuterol only as neede- but I need medicine everyday- does perbuterol also make my face swell and body swell - because in the instruction it says people who are allergice to albuter must not take perbuterol- It is hard for me to get my asthalin inhaler from India- what do I do? what inhaler do you suggest please help me
Asked On : Mon, 15 Nov 2010
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Anesthesiologist 's  Response
If you are allergic to albuterol stop it and take MDI inhalors containing salbutamol which may be available in different brand name in USA, secondly inhaled steroids usually dont cause weight gain but may cause oral candidiasis so wash your mouth after each dose of inhalation.
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Answered: Fri, 26 Aug 2011
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Rashmi M Keshavamurthy's  Response
There are many types of medications for asthma .If u need everyday steroid inhaler in high doses than u can consult your Doctor for combination medication.U can go for Immunotherapy as well
Answered: Fri, 17 Feb 2012
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