Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, there is a connection between allergic rhinitis and asthma and some evidence show they even overlap. It is estimated that 40% of AR patients had asthma and about 30%-80% of asthmatic patients reported AR. It’s best to keep the symptoms in control to avoid worsening of airway diseases. It is advisable to maintain the use of intranasal corticosteroids (nasal spray) for patients with AR as advised by your doctor.
Nebulization is necessary to treat acute asthma attacks. The use of nebulizer at home, particularly in this time of pandemic, is safe for as long as the neb kit is not shared and it is done in an isolated area. Metered-dose inhaler with spacer can be used as an alternative.
Yes, it is. Maintaining asthma control, through regular use of inhaled corticosteroids, is safe for pregnant women. Make sure to follow the prescribed dosage of your doctor.
Regular exercise is important to improve a person’s lung health. There are breathing exercises such as Pursed Lip Breathing, that improve coordination and lung function when practiced overtime.