What are the damages of different types of asthma inhaler?

What are the damages of different types of asthma inhaler?
What are the damages of different types of asthma inhaler?

There is no doubt that asthma sprays have great merit in controlling the disease and alleviating its symptoms, but what are the harms of asthma sprays of all kinds?

Learn about the harms of the asthma inhaler according to its different types, and other information about asthma and the used inhalers as follows:

***Damages of different types of asthma inhaler

Determining the types of treatments and the dose to be used depends on many factors, including the patient's age, disease severity, symptoms, and the side effects of each medication.

In most cases of asthma, two main types of inhalers are prescribed, each of which works differently from the other, which are reliever inhalers and preventer inhalers.

Some may wonder about the possibility of harm from asthma inhalers, so what is the validity of this claim? The damages of the various types of asthma inhaler can be explained as follows:

1. Effects of analgesic sprays

Analgesic sprays contain bronchodilators that relax the muscles surrounding the airways, causing them to open wider, thus relieving the symptoms of an asthma attack effectively and quickly.

Analgesic sprays are usually very safe with few side effects.

And some analgesic sprays may increase the heart rate and feel a slight tremor after inhalation, fortunately these symptoms end after a few hours at most.

2. Preventer inhalers

As for the sprays, they often contain steroid medications that reduce inflammation in the airways by reducing swelling and reducing the amount of mucus.

These medications may need a longer period of time to have a noticeable effect, so these medications must be used regularly to reduce future asthma attacks.

Inhalation of preventive sprays may cause the following damages:

 Roughness or hoarseness of the voice.

 Sore throat.

Oral thrush infection.

Increased risk of osteoporosis if high doses of steroids are inhaled for a long period of time.

There is a small chance that inhaled steroids for long periods of time will cause growth retardation in children.

*** How to avoid the harm of asthma inhaler

After you have learned about the harms of the various types of asthma inhalers, there are simple measures that will prevent an asthmatic patient from experiencing the side effects of inhaling the inhaler, the most important of which are the following:

It is necessary to use the asthma inhaler correctly according to the instructions mentioned on the medicine package or as prescribed by the doctor.

Use a spacer tube.

Make sure to wash your mouth, brush your teeth, and rinse your mouth well after you finish using the spray.

*** Information about asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases that affect the respiratory system, and it leads to inflammation and swelling of the airways, which leads to an increase in their sensitivity to some environmental stimuli, such as:

the dust.

cigarette smoke.

some chemicals.

pet dander.

The entry of these stimuli leads to more swelling in the airways and thus narrowing, and may lead to tension in the surrounding muscles, which makes breathing more difficult, and this case is called an asthma attack.

So far, there is no discovered treatment that can completely cure asthma, but there are many different treatments that can relieve the symptoms of an asthma attack and control this disease.

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