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asthma exacerbation in adults in children

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: According to cdc statistics the incidence (new cases per year) of asthma in adults (18+ years old) is 3.8/1000, whereas that among children is 12.5/10 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily: The severity of asthma is not universally worse during childhood--it depends on the patient.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Asthma: Obesity has been linked to asthma. Eating junk food leads to obesity. Obesity in children as well as adults causes worsening of asthma symptoms.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bradin
27 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bronchodilators : Start with bronchodilator like albuterol 4 puffs w/ spacer or a nebulized treatment and early use of steroid. Severe asthma- consider mag sulfate, sq ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience in Pulmonology
Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
No: Nothing new for many years now. Singulair (montelukast) is probably the newest good thing and it is not for exacerbations, but for maintenance.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: If an asthma attack is very severe it can lead to respiratory failure where, the oxygen level can decrease and lead to cyanosis (bluish color of the l ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marivic Botta
18 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Some children do outgrow asthma as adolescents or adults. If their asthma was associated with other " atopic" conditions like allergies and eczema or ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Imbalance: Of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. These nerves are controlled by the lower brain and mild compromise of oxidation in the lower brain initia ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Very much so : There is in fact a diagnosis referred to as adult onset asthma. It's possible to develop asthma in your 50's or 60's+!
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