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Medications in Asthma, should I go for steroids ?

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 ?
Thu, 30 Jun 2011
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is better to go with steroids and inhalers under strict supervision of chest physician or physician.
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dr shwetal shah's  Response
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.
Pulmonologist Dr. Tushar Sahasrabudhe's  Response
Hi.

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!

-Dr. Tushar
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ariane's  Response
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.
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Rajanigandha's  Response
i m taking budecart respilues..with nebulisation..it is giving instant relief...
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i too have ashtma. my doctor prescribes me some sterpoid for few days when i go worse and the inheler does not help. i guess u too will need steroids for few days to contorl. take care.

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