Asthma Consultation
Effective asthma treatments to help you breath easy
Asthma Treatment

Our service makes it simple and convenient for you to obtain popular and effective treatments without the inconvenience of having to visit your own doctor or pharmacy.

Through our Online Doctor Service we are able to offer you treatments quickly and conveniently by post, and Once our Doctor has approved your order, you will receive your prescription the following day. Our service offers you professional branded quality treatments prescribed by our UK GMC registered doctors.


We are not able to prescribe this medication if you are not already taking it. This service allows you to purchase a further supply of your medication without going to your GP.

Asthma Treatment & Assessment
 
Tip
"Pollen, dust, cigarette smoke and animal fur can all trigger a asthma attack and should be avoided."

Asthma is a common condition that affects the small airways or tubes in the lungs called bronchioles, making it difficult to breathe.

During an asthma attack, the muscles in the walls of the airway contract (bronchospasm) making it difficult to breathe. At the same time, the inner lining of the airway becomes swollen or inflamed and produces lots of mucus. The swelling of the lining and the increased amount of mucus make the narrowed airway even narrower and breathing even more difficult.

Asthma is a very common condition, estimated to affect one person out of every 5 households in the UK. Currently, there are over 5 million people receiving treatment for asthma in the UK, of which over 1 million are children. Worryingly, the number of children affected by asthma is on the increase.

Many things may trigger an asthma attack. These include things that are breathed into the lungs, such as dust, pollen, cigarette smoke and animal fur, or things that may be swallowed such as certain medicines. Cold air or exercise may trigger an attack, as can stress or a chest infection. Everybody is different, not everyone will respond to the same triggers and some people may have several triggers.



Start Your Online Consultation
How our Online Doctor service works

Completing a consultation and ordering treatment via online Doctor is easy.

Step one
Simply click the 'start your online consultation' button and add your preferred treatment to your basket. You will then be asked to answer a few general medical questions and a consultation specific questionnaire.

Step two
Our doctors will then review your details and if you are suitable for treatment, your prescription will be dispensed from our UK registered Pharmacy.

Step three
Once our Doctor has approved your order, you will receive your prescription the following day.


 
What causes it?
People are more likely to develop asthma if there is a history of asthma, allergy or eczema in the family. Environmental factors such as house dust mite, pollution, smoking (including passive smoking and smoking during pregnancy) or a viral infection probably combine with genetic factors to increase the chances of getting asthma.

When a person develops asthma, the cells in the airways become overly sensitive and are easily irritated. When this happens, it becomes difficult for the person to breathe and the person is said to be suffering from an asthma attack.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms of asthma may vary from the very mild to the life threatening. In their mildest form, the person affected may have a slight cough or a wheeze. More severe symptoms include tightness in the chest and shortness of breath. Symptoms vary from day to day and are often worse during the night or during exercise. In its severest form, an asthma attack may come on very suddenly and the person will not be able to breathe.


 
What treatments are available?

Ventolin Evohaler contains a medicine called salbutamol. This belongs to a group of medicines called bronchodilators.

  • Bronchodilators help the airways in your lungs to stay open.
  • This makes it easier for air to get in and out.
  • They also help to relieve chest tightness, wheezing and cough.

Ventolin is used to treat breathing problems in people with asthma and similar conditions. This includes relieving and preventing asthma brought on by exercise or other “triggers”.


 
The Medication I wanted isn't listed

There are many different types of treatments available. If the medication you require isn't listed please contact us on pharmacist@chemistdirect.co.uk or call 0845 259 0175 as we may be able to help.


 

Patient Information Leaflet
For directions, side effects and more information please read the Patient Information Leaflet below.



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