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asthma exacerbation in adults signs

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Cough or SOB: Shortness of breath , cough or wheeze.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Adult onset asthma: once considered only a childhood disease, new onset asthma can occur at any age now-a-day, that said , it should be investigated with good history and ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bradin
27 years experience 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 Pulmonology
Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
None: Ther is no "sure sign" of asthma: cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, fatigue with exercise, etc can all be caused by other things. Improvement of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wheezing and cough: In addition to wheezing and cough, chest tightness, and shortness of breath are the most common signs and symptoms of asthma. They are recurrent and ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
More...: ...Nighttime awakenings with shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, and especially an increase in the need for rescue medications.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience 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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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Exercise is very important, in general, and especially for asthma. All asthmatics should be able to do whatever they want to do -- including exercise. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
It can happen: ..at anytime in your life.most likely due to allergens in the environment.

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