I have been in and out of the ICU in the hospital recuperating from a most terrible attack of asthma. Before I had this attack, I had been doing wonderfully well for three years on Serevent and Singulair that worked so well together for me. In fact I was feeling so really good that I did not find the need to use my inhaler even for more than three times in those three years. Before those three years, my asthma was beginning to flare up and that was when my doctor switched me to Serevent and Singulair. But again, in the past couple of months it has started becoming bad and I was using the inhaler more often and then every week and now daily. The mornings were once the best time of the day for me, but that changed with my getting spasms in the lungs for which I would use my inhaler and feel better. This went on till one day after Christmas I had this terrific attack and had to get the ambulance to get me to the hospital. After a whole number of tests, they switched me to Advair 100/50. I have been doing decently well since I returned from the hospital. I am still on Singulair and I have my nebulizer close at hand in case of an emergency. I only hope that I continue to get better as days go by. Can someone tell me what I should have for the dryness in my throat? When I went for my check-up, I had voiced this to my doctor who said that it should in all probability subside soon. He said that I was just beginning to get used to my steroid. I was wondering if there was a throat gargle or some throat drops that could ease the dryness. I do rinse and gargle and brush my teeth after nebulization. Any inputs on how to manage this? Has anyone out there been using Advair and had this feeling of dryness in the throat? I’d be grateful for any advice.