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Old 08-28-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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Re: will i ever stop coughing !!

This is going to sound sort of weird.

Do you use a spacer with your brown inhaler? Does it feel like your throat is sore?

Steroid inhalers are a miracle drug in my book. They are the absolute best thing for any lung inflammation, and they gave me my life back after a sudden bad bout of asthma.

However, they do have one annoying little side effect. They can irritate the throat, or prolong existing irritation. If it seems like sore throat is the main problem, ask your doctor about a spacer for the inhaler. It sort of spreads the medicine through a larger volume of air, and the result is that more ends up in the lungs and less sticks to the throat where it can cause irritation. I can only tolerate my asthma medicine with the spacer.

I hope you feel better soon!