Inhaler

Inhaler, otherwise called pump or allergy spray, is a small device that is used to administer medicines directly into the lungs. As the medicine is delivered to the lungs, it gets absorbed locally and acts on the lungs, which reduces systemic side effects. Usually, corticosteroids and beta-agonists are used in inhalers to treat asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

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Why am I recovering very slowly from COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor,I have mild asthma with a cough for two weeks. I am a COVID-19 patient. Currently, I am taking Benzo 200 mg, Famotidine 20 mg, and Albuterol as needed.   Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a cough that is dry in nature and you are a COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) patient. You have a past history of mild asthma and anxiety. Your treatment depends ...  Read Full »

Can I use Maxiflo 250 inhaler for asthma instead of the Seroflo 250 inhaler?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using Serflo 250 inhaler for six years as I am an asthma patient. It occurs as a hereditary thing. Currently, it is unavailable here. My friend suggested me to use Maxiflo 250 as an alternative inhaler. Is it good to use it?   Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your query and I can understand your concern. But I need to know some details regarding your present problem. Please mention whether you use an inhaler every day or only while having wheezing or breathing discomfort. Please mention whether you have asthm...  Read Full »

I have a constant runny nose for three years. How to get cured?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a constant runny and congested nose since three years. After years of trying anything possible and seeing several doctors, I was finally diagnosed with a severe dust allergy, as well as asthma by last year. At that time I was pregnant, so I could not be prescribed any medicatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy and asthma belong to airway hyper-reactive disorders are inter-related. The two are hypersensitivity reactions and are genetically determined. A permanent cure for allergy remained evasive for a long time, but now with the advent of immunotherapy, a tr...  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 »

My 2-year-old daughter gets a recurrent runny nose. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old daughter has got running nose. But, there is no fever or chest block. This is the second time in this month. She sleeps with little noise from the nose. Is it dangerous for 2 years 3 months old to get a running nose? Can blocked nose cause the child to choke at night?...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a few points to be noted here. When the nose is blocked, air entry is achieved through the mouth which stays open. So, there is no choking with blocked nose. However, this may disturb the sleep of the child. Recurrent episodes of a cough and cold without fever,...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for cough and breathing problem?

Query: Hello doctor,For the last 15 days, my mother is facing problems while breathing due to the current weather condition here in our place. There is too much pollution, humid weather and it is also rainy season here. She was having cold earlier, but that has been treated. Right now she is having little ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello Sir, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma has many triggers. They are cold weather, dust, mist, rain and as you said, pollution is also a cause. Since her symptoms do not come down with Deriphyllin, I am suggesting the following. She needs one antibiotic to completely remove the pathogen. Also so...  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 »

My son is suffering from asthma.He is using asthalin inhaler.Do you suggest any other medicines?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 13 years old. We are based in Greater Noida which is in the outskirts of Delhi.Since he was five years old he as been suffering from asthma whenever there is season change during March/April and October during which he generally starts getting allergic cold. I used to earlier...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems your son is suffering from bronchial asthma. It is known to aggravate with seasonal changes. You need to understand that by nebulizing him regularly, he will get dependent on nebulizers. In my opinion, he should be nebulized with the doses you are alr...  Read Full »

How to cure croup in small children?

Query: hi. my 3 year old son gets croup every year around winter time. the inhalers I have for him hardly work for him what else do I do? he dont have a fever. he had a runny nose and a stuffy nose and a really bad cough. we normally will be able to get it under control with oral steroids. He has been get...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Answer: Hi, I understand your feelings and preoccupations. Croup can come suddenly & that too more so during night time . Inhalers has no role so its of no use in this condition unless he is also having asthma. For runny nose & stuffy nose - you can use antihistamin like Syp Lorin & nasa...  Read Full »

What is the reason for recurrent breathing difficulty with stuffy nose and nasal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. Two years back, suddenly, I felt breathlessness. The next day, I consulted a pulmonogist and PFT (pulmonary function test) was done. Then the doctor said, the airways are blocked a little. The doctor advised me to use an inhaler and some tablets. I felt a great...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Gadge

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you are worried about your health. Let me assure you first, do not worry much as all your symptoms can be relieved after taking regular medication and you can lead a normal life. Did your pulmonologist diagnose you as an asthmatic? Asthma sympt...  Read Full »

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