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Blue inhalers help but no asthma etc? Please help?

Hello, I hope you can hope me, still searching for answers!

I was told by my physiotherapist (and a chemist former surgeon) that Ventolin helps people without asthma by relaxing the chest. She noted I never have a cough, wheeze or mucus so she was suspicious of my asthma diagnosis, but we cannot deny my tight chest and throat and how I seem to struggle to breath both in and out. We know for a fact Vocal Chord Dysfunction is not to blame and thar blue inhalers most certainly help.

Is her theory about non asthmatics benefiting from rescue inhalers true? I hope it is as I am terrified of having asthma due to phobia of chronic illness.

Thank you for any help you can offer!

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It has many other uses and possibilities, this may help:-

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salbu...

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If you have something which causes your airways to narrow the ventolin probably will help. Its best know for asthmatics but can work for other lung conditions too.

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Hi I have asthma but my hubby don't he has Ipf. We both use ventolin. xx

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