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What is an alternative to a steroid inhaler as I am worried about its complications?

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Published At July 4, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a nursing student and have had asthma for ten years. But I get attacks only during the fall. The doctor I usually consult had prescribed me a bronchodilator (Salbutamol 100 mcg) and steroid combination inhalers (two drugs). But I fear the complications of steroids and stopped using the steroid inhaler and use only a bronchodilator during attacks. Until last year it worked for me, but I feel the drug is not working this year. And I had to use steroids too. Can you suggest to me an alternative for steroids? Any other powerful medication? Please help.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The best asthma treatment is inhaled Corticosteroid. It does not have any side effects. So, no need to worry about side effects. I suggest you get done pulmonary function test to identify the severity of asthma. Treatment is based on severity only. Newer bronchodilators are more useful. I will be happy to help you further. I wish you good health. Thanks.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors)

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