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Don't Forget to Rinse Your Mouth After Using an Asthma Spray

Updated on November 6, 2015

Asthma is hard to cure, but can be controlled with medications containing powder steroid spray. Do not forget to rinse with boiled water after a spray into the mouth, because if you forget to rinse the medicine it will only aggravate asthma.

Residual steroid left in the mouth can trigger the growth of fungi. If not rinsed, the fungus has become a trigger of asthma. Medications for asthma spray that contains steroids are controlled drugs that must be used at all times so asthma attacks do not recur. There are only two products on the market, ie. Symbicort (R) made by AstraZeneca and Seretide (R) made by GSK.

Asthma controller medication is given because it is basically difficult or even asthma can not be cured, but can be controlled. Giving controller medicine regularly will prevent relapse and maintain normal lung function, so that people with asthma can move like a normal healthy person.

Asthma controller medication is a drug intended to prevent recurrence. Whereas in case of attack, the type of drug used is a salve medicine (reliever). Medicinal salve used only once in an emergency in the event of an asthma attack.

In contrast to drug control, drug salve does not contain steroids, so no need to rinse after use. To remember, drugs salve not to be consumed every day because only the symptoms and not cure the inflammation that triggers asthma attacks.

Inflammation triggered by hypersensitivity of cells in the respiratory tract resulted in narrowing of the airway. In acute attacks, narrowing the lead to shortness of breath, wheezing or a wheezing sound and breathless.


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      WriterDJ 6 years ago

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      great hub highly informational

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your hub is a good reminder to rinse the mouth after using an asthma inhaler. I use Symbicort, but luckily I've never had a fungal infection since I always rinse my mouth after using the inhaler.