Budesonide

Budesonide is an anti-inflammatory drug. It works by reducing the body's natural defense mechanism. It is available as inhalers, pills, nasal spray, and rectal forms. They are used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is also used to treat other bowel conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Will continuous intake of Budesonide cause a bitter taste with a swollen face?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis last year, and her treatment is going very well. Currently, she is taking Budesonide 6 mg and Azoran 75 mg. She also takes Insulin, Actrapid Flexpen, and Basalog One to control her blood sugar fluctuations, as she has diabetes also. I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, swelling of the face is a prominent side effect of long term use of steroid therapy. This she has to face if the use of steroids is indispensable. However, if in any case, it can be...  Read Full »

Do all my symptoms occur due to lupus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44 year old female, and I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and Sjogren's syndrome, with symptoms dating back to as young as six years old. I have also been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, thyroiditis, Raynaud disease, right-sided heart enlargeme...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis of asthma is doubtful as pulmonary issues are seen in conditions you are already suffering from like SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) and rheumatoid arthritis. Basically, the right term for you is MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease), which are associa...  Read Full »

I have allergic issues for 15 years. Can I take iron supplements along with asthma medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I have allergic issues for the past 15 years. Initially, it started as allergic rhinitis, and then I got bronchial asthma. Currently, I am taking medications for asthma and sacroiliitis. I was having some issues and flare-ups for the past three months. So I did a blood test today to kn...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from bronchial asthma and sacroiliitis. According to your attached investigation reports, (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your CRP (C-reactive protein) levels are above norma...  Read Full »

Please provide some details about the Cromotop inhaler.

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, suffers from seasonal allergy during spring and autumn months. He has to take Levolin inhaler several times a day and Budecort inhaler as well during the period. Sometimes, he also has to take Montair tablets. I heard about inhaler Cromotop 2 mg, which preve...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is suffering from seasonal allergies, and he needs to take inhaler. You can take Budecort without worry for a short term. One thing you always remember that after taking each puff make sure your son rinse his mouth properly to avoid fungal infection. Before you ...  Read Full »

What causes chest tightness, throat itchiness, and the feeling of something stuck in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. For almost a month, I have been experiencing tightness of the chest, itchiness of the throat, and I feel there is something stuck in my throat. I am currently taking Zykast for the itchiness of the throat. I also have a health history of asthma and allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Gadge

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned, you are worried about your symptoms. Considering your history and previous symptoms, you may be having asthma as well as pharyngitis at present. I would still advise you some investigations to confirm the diagnosis. If you have asthma, I will...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old daughter is suffering from cough and fever. Can I give Dexona to her?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 year old daughter is suffering from a cough and mild fever for the last four days. Doctor prescribed with LCF Syrup and Azithral Syrup, but she is still coughing. Today, when she was sleeping, we heard cracking and wheezing sound and difficulty in breathing. Shall I give her Dexon...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do CBC (complete blood count) and a chest x-ray before starting Dexona (Dexamethasone) as it is a steroid. Also, there may be a history of childhood asthma (hyper-reactive airway disease) and it is better to be sure before giving this medicine. This mostly looks li...  Read Full »

Does irritable bowel syndrome cause difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. My height is 5'7, and my weight is 70 kg. I have the following symptoms; 1. Difficulty in deep breathing. It feels very tight in the middle of my chest when I try to do a deep breath, sometimes along with tightness in my upper nose (I think you call it the sinu...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After studying your case scenario, it looks you are suffering from either of the following: 1. Irritable bowel syndrome. 2. Obstructive sleep apnea. 3. Anxiety neurosis. I am sure these diagnoses have been put in front of you previously too. Since you have got almos...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use tablet Montair-LC daily for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from asthma for the past five years. I am taking Montair LC daily for the last four years. If I do not take it, then I have to take the inhaler daily. The inhaler I use is Foracort 400 rotacaps. Is it safe to use Montair LC daily? I have been using it daily for the last t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways. The treatment of asthma usually runs for a long time. Treatment of asthma usually consists of two types of inhalers. One called as presenters, which needs to be taken daily and other is a reliever, which needs to be t...  Read Full »

How to diagnose bronchitis or bronchial asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have moderate pain in my "lung area" for two weeks now. My airways feel free of air, but I get this incredibly uncomfortable sensation in my chest. I cough a bit and the last couple of days. I have been getting lightheaded, nausea, and a slight headache. I have been out of town the prev...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here for your help. You seem to be suffering from any of the following either bronchitis or a lower respiratory tract infection. Relief with Ibuprofen further confirms the presence of muscular pain that might be due to asthma. In such a scenario, I would advis...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for bowel pain and bowel wall thickening?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my bowel. I have had an MRI and the doctor noted that I have bowel wall thickening in my distal colon. Before that, I did a stool test that was negative in Calprotectin and I had a CDSA it showed no inflammation negative for Lactoferrin. No bacterial infection. I also h...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your ill health. So the comprehensive stool analysis is well within normal limits-particularly calprotectin and lactoferrin which are inflammatory markers. Their absence theoretically excludes any inflammation within the b...  Read Full »

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