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Asthma

Question
Posted by: Mbali | 2020/09/21

Q.

Asthma attacks at night

During the day my asthma is ok but at night 2 to 3 attacks, I use astavent inhailerI am 33 years old, Born with asthma, but it was well controlled , a year ago I had a baby and asthma started again , Doctors prescribed the astavent inhailer During the day it is ok ,but at night I get 2-3 attacks and the inhaler do help and doctor inject me with antiboitic,but still at night I do get an attack,

Expert's Reply

A.

Asthma Expert
- 2020/09/28

Dear Mbali,
You need to chat to an appropriately experience medical practitioner.  It is unclear whether you are just on Asthavent inhaler.  If so, this is inadequate.  This will open up your airways but does not really treat your underlying asthma.  You will need to be prescribed a corticosteroid inhaler.  There are also other types of asthma medication which is included in inhalers which may facilitate much better control.  What is clear is that your asthma is uncontrolled.  Not only does this require the correct medication to be prescribed, but there might be some factors that may be making things worse.  Examples of such factors could include acid coming up the food pipe (GORD), use of other medication such as anti-inflammatories and aspirin, etc., etc.  What is important is that you need to urgently consult with an appropriately qualified practitioner who is experienced in treating asthma so these issues can be addressed.

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