Safe Use Of Inhalers During Pregnancy?

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, for people with asthma during pregnancy can you still use asthma inhalers / sprays

1 Answer:

Hi Liana,

Thank you for asking

Asthma (asthma bronchiale) is a chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract triggered by a hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction. This condition is often triggered by exposure to extreme weather, fatigue, psychological stress, consumption of certain foods or drugs, exposure to allergens (for example cold, dust mites), respiratory infections, and so on. As a result of asthma, sufferers can experience a series of complaints that are very disturbing to limit them in carrying out daily activities, for example in the form of shortness of breath, coughing, sleep disturbances, wheezing, chest pain, cold sweat, palpitations, and so on.

Asthma attacks can occur at any time, including during pregnancy. This condition certainly needs to be treated further, because difficulty breathing during an asthma attack can also affect the supply of oxygen to the fetus in your womb.

Handling of asthma attacks during pregnancy requires special attention, because several types of drugs that are often used to treat this can have a negative impact on fetal development, for example the systemic corticosteroid class. Therefore, it is highly recommended for pregnant women to prevent recurrence of asthma attacks as much as possible, namely by avoiding all triggers (as described above). If an asthma attack has already appeared, then you should see a doctor or gynecologist IMMEDIATELY. With further evaluation, the doctor can assess what kind of treatment is right to do.

Regarding the use of inhalers during asthma, this may or may not be allowed. This is of course adjusted to the content in the inhaler. However, one thing to remember, you should only use inhalers during pregnancy under the supervision of a doctor to prevent the risk of dangerous side effects, both for you and the fetus in your womb.

As an initial treatment when an asthma attack appears, you should first do the following:

Don't panic, build positive thoughts
Move to a comfortable place
Loosen your clothes
Sit up straight
Breathe well, that is, by inhaling 2 seconds through your nose, then exhaling for 3 seconds through your mouth

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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