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Hi. I've recently gotten sick. And I just started have a hard time breathing. I'm wheezing pretty bad. I haven't been diagnosed with asthma but I always have problems with my lungs. I've had bronchitis a few times, last time being about two/three months ago, so I have a couple inhalers of Xopenex. I know you're never supposed to use an inhaler unless prescribed, but if you really are having problems breathing, similar to asthma or bronchitis, is it safe to use a dose to even out your breathing?
Thanks in advance.
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First Helper Ozzzzysh
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replied March 31st, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Wheezing and breathing difficulties needs work up to find out the cause , use of bronchodilators blindly is not wise . I would suggest to consult a good pulmonologist , allergist or immunologist and let them help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan






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