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ASTHMA EXACERBATION

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 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 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 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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Sick Building: This is a very difficult topic to discuss as well as the fact most information is not standardized and poor research to date. The epa has no standardi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Contact doctor again: If you have rec'd a steroid shot and taking prednisone as well, these alone can make you heart go fast. But if you are still having breathing problem ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Adler
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many options: Asthma can be very serious during pregnancy. There are many options for both treatment of acute exacerbation, and more importantly prevention of attac ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Seretide contains both an inhaled steroid and a long-acting bronchodilator, the latter is the likely ingredient causing the palpitation. Talk to your ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Terminology: Asthma is a condition some people have that is marked by wheezing and decreases air movement due to airway tightening. They are usually healthy on wha ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Seasonal allergies can exacerbate asthma even after many asthma free years .Body keeps memory against allergies for rest of life.
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