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I only have asthma in the fall

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Treatment plan: Asthma may get worse in the fall b/c of fall allergens, increased exposure to indoor allergens and viral syndromes. One's physician should be able to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Asthma/Allergies: I think perhaps make sure you have a corticosteroid inhaler like flovent and ask your pulmonary dr to refer you to an Allergy/Immunology specialists f ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: All forms of asthma are based in inflammation causing airway hyperreactivity and spasm. That being said, allergens can also trigger asthma symptoms, ... Read More
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Dr. William Galli
26 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes/No: Most people will not sleep during a severe asthma attack. Yes asthma can be fatal if a severe attack. One may fall asleep if the carbon dioxide goes ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
General advice ??: The best advise for an asthma patient is to get a good evaluation, set up a reasonable treatment plan & comply with that plan. Proper followup &am ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: There are 3 main characteristics of asthma: airway inflammation, sensitivity to triggers, and the temporary occurrence of airflow obstruction leading ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Inflammation: Generally defined as inflammation of the airways lead to airway narrowing thereby causing shortness of breath, coughing, and/or wheezing. There are m ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Asthma: Generally recurrent episodes of asthma following a trigger such as a virus or allergen. Some people with asthma have episodes of coughing or SOB. Exer ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Shortness of breath: Asthma can be thought of as your lungs getting too tight to get enough air in & out, thus leading to characteristic wheezing & shortness of breath. Wi ... Read More
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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Asthma: It is characterized by narrowing of the airways (breathing tubes) in the lungs. This narrowing is partially or completely reversible. Symptoms of asth ... Read More

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