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Can I switch to a nebulizer on my own or do I need a prescription?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: July 29, 2020 9:53 AM

ryuusenpai.15 9 months

I’ve been using inhaler for a long time and recently I find it’s hard for me to use inhaler when I’m having an asthma attack. Can I switch to a nebulizer? Do I need a prescription or I can just buy it in the pharmacy? Thanks for answering!

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 9 months
General Practitioner

Greetings. Thank you for your questions.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. From your complaints, I believe that it is important for you to see a doctor because it seems like the current treatment you have is not working anymore or your asthma aren’t under control. So, we need to figure out your asthma control and you might need additional treatment.

Regarding nebulizer, it is not a recommended treatment for asthma at home. This is because, it might delayed or hinder early treatment and might cause lethal to the patient. Hence, we won’t prescribed nebulizer to asthma patient.

The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions. In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor.

You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Last Updated: Wed Jul 29 2020 09:53:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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