If it’s cold and windy, cover your nose and mouth when you’re outside—scarves and painter’s masks may help.
If heat and humidity are your triggers, stay indoors with the air conditioning on.
Outside, pollen and smog may be the culprits. Indoors, pet dander and fumes from cleaning products can be added to the list. All of these can trigger breathing problems. If you have to be outside, wear a mask during activities like yard work. If you’re indoors, thorough and regular cleaning is important. Consider getting an air purifier to help filter harmful irritants from the air.
Infections of the lungs and airways, like the cold and flu, can worsen symptoms like coughing and shortness of breath (SOB). You can help prevent infections by washing your hands regularly with soap and running water and avoiding contact with sick people. Also, ask your doctor about a yearly flu shot and other preventative measures.
COPD: SYMBICORT 160/4.5 mcg is used long-term to improve symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, for better breathing and fewer flare-ups.
Asthma: SYMBICORT is for the treatment of asthma in patients 6 years and older whose asthma is not well-controlled with an asthma-control medicine such as an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) or whose asthma warrants treatment with both an ICS and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA).
SYMBICORT is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and will not replace a rescue inhaler.Please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Information, and discuss with your doctor.
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