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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: It is quite common and an estimated 1/7 children has had a history of recurrent wheezing. There are many presentations of this diverse disease which r ... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Allergies are very common and the vast majority of people don't go on to develop asthma as an adult. Did you suffer from asthma or bronchitis in chil ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not uncommon: Although it was believed that asthma could only start in childhood and in the 60's no one could have allergic asthma developing after age 40, it is cl ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Uncommon: No one should ever die of asthma. This is a very treatable condition. Deaths that I know of occurred in those who resist getting appropriate treatme ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Reflux control: Antacids are part of the treatment, but mainly ither measures need to be done as well: weight control, avoiding overfeeding, excess carbonated beverag ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: It is possible. Some people show signs and symptoms as adults. We do not know exactly why and how this works.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Wheezing: Shortness of breath , tight chest, wheezing, cough.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Asthma triggers: The most common triggers for asthma are: the common cold virus, exercise (90%), allergies (80% in kids and 50% in adults), and smoke.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Allergies: Allergies are the must common triggers. Among them, animal dander, dust mites, pollen and other allergens that are airborne. In addition, cold air, ex ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Many: The most common triggers in the home are animal dander, dust mites, smoke (tobacco) polution, molds and assorted others. Ideally you can fous in on th ... Read More
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