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i am a asthma sufferer in january i went to the doctor with

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i am a asthma sufferer in january i went to the doctor with a chesty cough and very whezzy and out of breath i was given anti/steroids for a week then feb the same thing i have only been of the medication for 2 weeks and now the same chesty cough,whezzy,and shortness of breath can you tell me why again so quick
thank you
catherine
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Do you use any baseline inhalers?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i am using my inhaler at least 4/5 times a day

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
which inhaler Catherine?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

salamol cfc free

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
That is the issue.
This inhaler is not nearly enough
with your asthma you need to be on a combination LABA (long acting beta agonist)/ICS (inhaled corticosteroid)
I recommend advair 250/50 1 puff twice a day
that will keep the attacks at bay
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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