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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: The flu shot doesn't weaken your system to other challenges. It would not change your susceptibility to other new germs. If you catch something you wo ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Flu vaccination: The flu vaccination reduces the likelihood of becoming ill from the influenza virus. Take your asthma action plan with you, along with your inhalers. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
In many ways: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lower airways or lungs. It is defined by its ability to cause swelling in the airways, increase mucous produc ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Effects...: Asthma consists of bronchospasm and inflammation of the airways. Typical signs and symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, etc. Asthma ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Breathing problems: The main issue is breathing problems. Your airways get narrower, they get inflamed and they also fill with mucus. These changes lead to shortness of b ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Salamol: This is a short acting medication that provides quick relief from bronchospasm associated with asthma and dilates the airways. Side effects are trembl ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Bezack
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Breathing: Asthma causes inflammation and spasm of the small to medium-sized air tubes. This will affect breathing and lead to symptoms such as: shortness of bre ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Patients with asthma will usually have a very normal immune system with regard to infections. Their ige system may respond to foreign protein and the ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
37 years experience Pediatrics
On-going Care Needed: Asthma is a complex, chronic, genetically based lung disorder; causes inflammation & spasm of airways leading to recurrent cough, wheeze, shortnes ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Steroids: Asthma itself will not make you gain weight, but frequent exacerbations that lead to the use of oral steroids will, as oral steroids make you gain wei ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
The flu?: Muscle aches tend to occur when Prednisone or Prednisolone (steroids) are stopped too abruptly. I doubt that the aches and pains were due to the anti ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Talk with your doc: As soon as you can. Asthma can start as an annoying cough but can get worse so that it's hard for you to breathe. Different inhalers and pills can he ... Read More
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