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Asthma

Question
Posted by: Cornelia van Rhyn | 2019/09/26

Q.

Foxair for asthma

I am using Foxair, but started having a thrush on my tongue, pallet and it feels that something is stuck in my throat. Doctor recommended that I stopped Foxair for a while and when the thrush is gone, start to use it again and wash out my mouth immediately after using it. Started again last night, but can feel the symptoms starting coming back after just one use. I have another issue lately (not sure if it is linked to Foxair), my muscles is aching in my upper part of my body. Especially my shoulder muscles near my neck, upper arm muscles. It has become so that I struggle to lift something that was previously not a problem. Can it be the Foxair?

Expert's Reply

A.

Asthma Expert
- 2019/09/30

I'm not aware of Foxair causing muscle weakness.  This might be something else.  Obviously if the symptoms persist you should have it checked out.  Your doctor is right.  You need to gargle after using Foxair.  However, if you continually get thrush options might be to switch to a different inhaler or to use a different dose of inhaled steroid.  On a different level, you can also ask your doctor if there might be some other systemic reason why your immunity may be low.  This might be unmasking the thrush with Foxair (which is well documented but unusual).

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