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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
35 years experience Pulmonology
Not really but: Can get saline in power nebulization to loosen the secretions. Buy some Prednisone pills for few days, but get assistance. Most states has service fo ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Vegh
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Environment & meds: W/o testing, it's hard to give specific avoidance measures. If there's passive/ active smoking, this must be stopped. Eliminating areas of h20 damage, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Call 911 if severe!: Any time your child has asthma symptoms, it is an attack. Some attacks end quickly. Others are serious. An attack is bad if: the child has trouble bre ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Exacerbation...: An asthma "attack" is an acute exacerbation of asthma caused by bronchospasm and inflammation of the airways. These exacerbations are recurrent but pa ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Many triggers: Asthma starts with inflammation of the airways. That inflammation can be triggered by many exposures, such as allergies, infections, and weather chang ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple Triggers: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that can have multiple different triggers: allergens, cold air, exercise, smells and stress for example. In ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Five major triggers: Exercise, cold air, pollution, respiratory infection especially viral respiratory infection, and allergens. Number 6 is laughter. That's right; ask an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: If you are allergic to pollen yes you can have asthma from certain pollenating plants, see an allergist and determine what your triggers are to know w ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
Swelling of airway: Asthma is a combination of airway swelling, constriction of the small airways and increased mucus production. This occurs in the small airways called ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma is not a game: Asthma attacks, status asthmaticus, can be an acute medical emergency and usually requires medical intervention. Get to medical care not only to reli ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Control it: If your asthma is under control , your attacks should be infrequent. If you are currently having one, you should useyour albuterol inhaler. Consult an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
18 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Asthma triggers: Asthma triggers can be broadly divided into : (1) inhaled allergens - e.g. Dust mites, trees, grasses, pollen, animal dander etc. (2) inhaled irrita ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
Use your meds: Use your rescue medicines (short acting bronchodialators like albuterol) for the asthma and if not helping, seek medical attention quickly.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Almost?: Shortness of breath does not necessarily mean asthma. Many people get this but do not have asthma. To make sure, get tested by your physician- its eas ... Read More

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