I on deriphylline tablets for asthama, but when it worsens then only i will use asthalin pumps, now a days neither the tablets nor the pumps help me. i am tired most of the times, should i go for steroids ?
HI!YOU have not specify ur age and sex. asthma ur suffering from may be stress induce or itmay be related to food allergy. another possibikity is acid-peptic disease or GERD[GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE] so pl.before switching over to steroid consult god pulmonologist o gastroenterologist.
Inhalers are always the first line treatment for asthma. They can be relievers (such as salbutamol) or preventers (such as steroids). You seem to be using only relievers. That is dangerous.
Please get you objective assessment done using a spirometry. Get you present attack treated well first. Later, the goal of treatment is to keep you free from symptoms with no need for rescue medicines. Persistent symptoms with frequent rescue medicines will lead to airway remodeling and permanent damage to the airways!
If the asthma is not gettting under control. It is beter you take steroids this is very helpful in preventing the symptoms. There are various steroid sprays available you can ask your doctor to prescribe the steroid inhaler.
Hi, I have problem of common cold, the symptoms are continuous sneezing, blocked nose, headache specially at right side etc. When a take a tablet containing chlorpheniramine, or montek lc, I get temporary relief, but then again in a week or 10 days time, I get this common cold. During my childhood, I had the problem of mild asthama. Recently I was suggested by an ENT surgeon to take Fluxonase nasal drops which worked for me and I did not have cold for 2 months. Then again it developed because of change in weather. Should I go for CT scan, or should I keep taking dosage of Fluxonase as and when I get cold ?
Hi I have a little boy who is four, he suffers badly with asthma, has been put on to medication to help control it but nothing is working. My doctors responds wasn t Just up his sterioids since taking the orally sterioids he s become very distressed, can t sit still, hitting, punching. And again another nose bleeds. He seems to be having nose bleeds every time he s put onto sterioids. His pumps never seem to help him when he s having an attack. And every time he is put on steroid tablets, surely there must be something else to help him, he can t keep going in hospital every month. He is due to start school in September and going to really struggle
I am a 54 year old female that has had allergies and asthma for over 20 years. We recently moved to the Northwest and had to change doctors. The allergist that I went to took me off the Flovent that I was using and put me on shots. After two years of getting 6 shots a week for all the allergies that I have, I was not improving at all. So I went to another allergy doctor, who put me on a maintenance level of Prednisone, This worked wonders but I gained a lot of weight and my gynecologist was worried about bone density. Now I m at a point where I m not sure what to do. I am taking Singulair for the asthma and Nasacort for the allergies. I currently have no allergy doctor, just my Primary. She has suggested that I go back on Flovent and has written a prescription. Does this seem like the right course of treatment or is there something better that I should be doing?
Hello, In November after visiting gym I ve got stuffed and 100% plugged nose, later developed chest caugh, pain, tiredness, thought I might have had pneumonia.. Took a lot of rest, lung teas, herbal tinctures, veget. and fruit juices etc. Lung Xray was OK. 2 weeks of antibiotics didn t clear it up. Up to now having smelly yellowish mucus coming out of my Bronchi s. Much worse after any kind of small walk, excercise. I am very concerned, it feels like infection in my chest that is not going away. Dr. ordered spirometry and metacholine tests, that suggested mild Asthma. Recommended cortison puffers only. I gave sample of yellow mucus - came out as inflamation only. What should I do next? So far I stayed off work last 3 months, taking care of myself, it seems getting slowly better until I go for a little walk when symptoms come back big time. What other test should be done to find out the real cause? I feel, that if it is not cleared, it will be getting worse over time. I used to do a lot of sports here as well as in Europe since childhood, until 3.5 months ago, and I am very worried about the future of this medical issue. Thank You, Radka
A 150 lb,62 year old man had a chronic productive cough, exertional dyspnea, mild cyanosis, and marked slowing of forced expiration. His pulmonary function and laboratory tests follow: Frequency 16 breaths/min alveolar ventilation 4.2 L/min (Assume 150 ml anatomical dead space) vital capacity 2.2 L functional residual capacity 4.0 L total lung capacity 5.2 L maximum inspiratory flow rate 250 L/min maximum expiratory flow rate 20 L/min PaO2 62 mm Hg PaCO2 39 mm Hg Pulmonary function tests after bronchodilator therapy: frequency 16 breaths/min alveolar ventilation 4.35 L/min VC 2.4 L FRC 4.0 L TLC 5.2 L Max inspiratory flow rate 250 L/min max expiratory flow rate 23 L/min PaO2 62 mm Hg PaCO2 38 mm Hg Questions: 1. What is the disorder this man has? 2. Is this primarily a restrictive or obstructive disorder? Why? 3. Why is the bronchodilator therapy ineffective in this man? 4. What causes hypoxemia? 5. Calculate the residual volume (RV) for this person before and after the bronchodilator therapy. 6. What is the cause of this altered RV? 7. Calculate the tidal volume (TV) for this man before and after the bronchodilator therapy. 8. Is each TV normal or altered? 9. Calculate the minute ventilation for this person before and after the bronchiodialator therapy? 10. Is each minute ventilation normal or altered?
My 8 year old daughter is undergoing tests to diagnose asthma. it is well controlled. She has been complaining of chest discomfort. It started very sporadically at first (once per month), but now more regular. It happens when she`s just doing quiet things. She points to either her left or right side, it varies, located just under the breast, more towards the outer chest wall. She describes a pounding sensation and `swirling`....that`s her description. It doesn`t affect her breathing. Is it asthma related, or medication.....she`s on flovent and singulair. Thanks.
My husband complained of shortness of breath. He was sent to get a pulse oximetry on room air. Results showed 80% sat. Dr. was notified and he requested the test be repeated the next day with the same result. (Patient was already using supplmental oxygen.) I told Dr. that my husband seemed to be unconscious most of the time (I could not arouse him), when he was awake, he constantly dropped and spilled things, and he was just sick acting. Patient was sent home. Three days later, my husband was taken to the ER because he couldn t breathe and started having seizures. Dr. said his problems were sudden onset and could not have been diagnosed three days earlier when he was in the doctor s office. He spent 50 days in the hospital, about 40 of them on a ventilator. Could he have been diagnosed earlier than his ER visit based on his test results and symptoms?
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