Asthma Treatment For Pregnant Women?
Hello. R ndok when I was tested positive and my asthma relapsed, I went to the doctor and I said I was positive I was pregnant I was dusted and was given 2mg of salbutamol. and now my pregnancy is 14 weeks, my asthma has recurred, is it safe to take 2mg of salbutamol? trs if I get dusted it’s safe because I now have nebu at home.
Asthma conditions can be annoying, but pregnant women with a history of asthma can still have a healthy pregnancy. Asthma is an inflammation of the airways that occurs suddenly so that the airways become narrow with symptoms of shortness of breath, coughing and sometimes wheezing.
Salbutamol is a bronchodilator drug whose benefit is to expand the airways so that the breath becomes more relief. Salbutamol in pregnancy is in category C according to the FDA. This means that salbutamol is used in pregnant women if the benefits provided are greater than the risks, of course based on the consideration of the treating doctor.
As for the nebulizer, this tool is used for treatment in the form of steam. The use of a nebulizer during pregnancy depends on the content of the drug used. As long as the contents of the drug are safe for pregnant women, of course a nebulizer can be used. Again, all drugs during pregnancy should be discussed with the doctor directly.
Therefore, I suggest that you consult further with a pulmonologist or an internal medicine doctor for the asthma condition you are experiencing. The doctor will perform the examination and provide appropriate and safe handling for pregnant women.
Meanwhile you can do the following tips:
Pay attention to the triggers of asthma and avoid the triggers Drink plenty of water Breathing exercises Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke, dust, and pollution Get enough rest Manage stress well Get used to a healthy lifestyle The following articles are related to the topic of your question:
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y