Shortness Of Breath Prolonged In The History Of Asthma Sufferers?
I suffer from shortness of breath in 5 days there is no cough fever or other symptoms besides shortness. But 4 days ago I used a nebulizer that was given asthma medication because I myself have a history of asthma. Until now, the breath is still tight, but better than before the steam. How long is the recovery going?
Hello Nur Fitri,
Thank you for the question.
Asthma is a disease of the lower respiratory tract caused by constriction and inflammation of the lower respiratory tract including the lungs, causing symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, and also wheezing. This is usually influenced by gene and allergic factors. To diagnose it, the doctor will usually ask for a history of complaints, physical examination, and supporting examinations such as allergy tests and spirometry so that the doctor can take further action or treatment.
The most important treatment for asthma is to reduce exposure to materials that can trigger allergic reactions, such as dust, cold air, food, and asthma can also be triggered by activity and stress. In addition, doctors will usually prescribe bronchodilators such as salbutamol to relieve narrowed airways and corticosteroids to reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract. Asthma has several degrees, and at severe degrees of shortness of breath will feel very heavy and requires treatment such as giving steam or nebulisation with medication, and followed by medication.
Therefore, after nebulisation, you should continue your asthma treatment with prescription medication in accordance with the doctor's recommendations to speed healing, which cannot be predicted when it will heal if we do not take appropriate treatment. Also, avoid exposure to substances that can trigger allergies.
Hopefully this information can help and hopefully get well soon.