How To Deal With Shortness Of Breath That Often Recur?
Excuse me, I have a sister who has a relapse of illness every month, which is congested if not because of cigarette smoke, dust or cough with phlegm. Usually when it’s recurring, it’s always taken to the hospital, always in the vapor, it’s gone in the vapor, it’s already relieved. He feels my question, what medicine can my brother take? Thank you Kasi
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Conditions experienced by your sister, can occur at least because of two possibilities, namely asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). If it is not bound by symptoms that arise only from cigarette smoke, dust and cough, then the possibility can be broader such as inflammation of the lungs, tuberculosis infection, anemia, disturbances in the heart, stomach, and even kidneys.
Back to the main possibility, if your brother has asthma, asthma sufferers are generally given two types of drugs, namely the controller (controller) and reliever (reliever). Controllers are drugs that are used regularly to control, in the sense of avoiding recurrence, and lozenges are used when an asthma attack returns even though the controller has been given regularly. If the controller and softener do not work to relieve asthma symptoms, then the patient is usually recommended to the nearest hospital emergency room, for further action. The essence of administering the controller and reliever is to reduce patient visits to the hospital, avoid recurrence, and strive for patients to go to the hospital only if the symptoms are really severe.
However, this is again if it is true that what your sister is experiencing is asthma. Because until this stage we do not know what your sister actually experienced, our advice is that you should consult her lung doctor, to find out the possibility of her illness, whether asthma or not. The doctor may later conduct additional investigations such as X-rays and breathing tests to make possible contingencies and determine the best treatment. For the beginning, maybe there will be several meetings every month to find out the right dosage for your sister.
Meanwhile, what your brother can do is avoid as much as possible the trigger. Live a healthy lifestyle, wear a mask if going through dusty and smoky places, and immediately see a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.