Patient discussion about puffer fish

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Q. What happens if you use a puffer and you don’t even have asthma?

Okay, when i was younger, around 7 or 8 years old, i couldn’t breathe for a while and my doctor told me to get a puffer. When I got my puffer, it didn’t help with the breathing. So now that I’m older I was wondering what happens if you use a puffer and you don’t even have asthma? Does it affect your lungs or anything??
A1There are side effects to any medication. So why using any unnecessary medication? The inhaler could have salbutamol which will cause tachycardia (heart racing) for nothing. That’s not really a good thing for long term use. Or it can have steroids, that is REALLY not good for you … so just refrain.
A2you should never use any medication without needing it, especially perscribes meds like asthma puffers...
A3Yes it would affect you, dilating bronchioles or bronchi when not necessary, then that tissue could become dependent, and shrink without the inhalers, and give you an asthma-like disease.
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