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reactive airway disease vs pneumonia

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a lung infection. Reactive airways may be seen in infection like bronchitis or allergies or asthma.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very mild asthma: More and more we are shying away from using that term. It is usually used to label very mild asthma that flares up very infrequently, usually due to a ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Williams
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May be the same: Reactive airway disease is a more general term that includes asthma, but also other conditions that can present with wheezing or shortness of breath. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Avoid allergens: such as dust (both outside and at home), extreme climate and humidity, keep well hydrated , well rested and yes, do take the Flu and Pneumonia vaccine ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Reactive airway: Reactive airway disease merely means that the bronchioles are responding to an outside allergen resulting in constriction of the smooth muscles. Typic ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Prevention is best: There are usually specific triggers such as smoke inhalation, allergens, and upper respiratory infections that exacerbate the reactive airway. Avoida ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Better avoid such practice or smoking or exposing children to any environmental airway inflammation trigger
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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No: Reactive airway disease is often but not always another word for asthma
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends: It depends on how sick he is right now. If he is coughing a lot and wheezing, it's probably best not to go. However, if his oxygen saturation is good ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
18 years experience Pediatrics
Seek care: Reactive airway disease aka asthma does not cause fevers. However, an upper respiratory illness that causes a fever can trigger his asthma. With his ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Lupus is associated with restrictive lung disease which would not respond to inhlaers as a rule.
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