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Asthma

Question
Posted by: Chris Bekker | 2019/01/11

Q.

What to use for Asthma

Hi I have been using Symbicord oral cortisone for over a year now I know I shouldn't but I don't know how to control my asthma anyway else. 

Expert's Reply

A.

Asthma Expert
- 2019/01/18

Oral cortisone tablets may be required in asthma in less than 1 to 2% of cases.  You need to see someone experienced in treating asthma as there are additional treatments that could be added to your asthma.  Get a chest x-ray to make sure that there's nothing else going on and that you don't have a special type of asthma.  It's critical that you take your symbicord every day twice a day as prescribed.  By adding additional inhalers and medications, it should be possible to wean you off your cortisone tablets.  There are many long-term risks of taking oral cortisone.

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