Important note: This is a temporary re-introduction of this service during the COVID19 pandemic. We may not be able to continue repeats after this ends. Thank you for your understanding - Robert Bradshaw MRPharmS Lead Clinical Pharmacist
Asthma is a long-term condition that is caused by inflammation in the airways. Asthma symptoms commonly include coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest and breathing difficulties. Although asthma is a condition that cannot be cured, it can be controlled effectively with prescription asthma medications, such as asthma inhalers.
At Oxford Online Pharmacy, we offer a completely confidential consultation service. After selecting your asthma treatment, you will be able to complete a doctor’s online questionnaire. If the answers that you provide are suitable, our doctor will issue a prescription. However, if your treatment is not approved, you will be refunded in full. If you have already been issued with an NHS or private prescription, you can select your asthma treatment and send your prescription to our pharmacy; as soon as we receive your prescription, your medication will be approved and delivered.
Please note that we will need your permission to inform your NHS surgery about any prescription we issue from our online doctor.
We recommend that you use your inhalers with a spacer - such as the Aerochamber Mask or Aerochamber Mouthpiece
Reviewed by Robert Bradshaw 9th April 2020
Asthma is caused by inflammation in the throat and lungs. When your airways are inflamed, they become increasingly sensitive, thus when you come into contact with substances that irritate your lungs, a protective layer of mucus develops, narrowing your airways. These substances are known as asthmatic triggers.
It is thought that asthma is predominantly caused by both genetic and environmental factors. These causes may include:
There are a wide variety of substances that can act as asthmatic triggers, however some are more common than others. These triggers may include:
Many people from around the globe are affected by the symptoms of asthma. While there is no cure for asthma, there are a wide variety of asthma medications available that work to control the condition.
Asthma medications work to relieve symptoms and prevent the future possibility of recurrent symptoms and asthma attacks. Asthma treatment commonly comes in the form of an inhaler. Dependent upon the severity of the condition, inhalers can be used on an occasional, frequent or daily basis. Inhalers are pocket-sized devices, that administer asthma medication straight to the lungs, as you take a deep breath inwards. For more help with inhaler technique click here https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhalers-medicines-treatments/using-inhalers/
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