A 48-year-old member asked:
what can i do about asthma attacks at school?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Follow Action Plan: Recurrent asthma attacks at school are a sign that your child's asthma is not well controlled. If the problem persists even if you're following the asthma action plan, that means that the asthma is changing and the action plan needs to be adjusted. Time to see your allergist for a reevaluation.
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Pharmacy 18 years experience
Check with school: Your child's condition should be discussed with the school's nurse or whoever is in charge of such thing. It is likely that your child's control may require reassessment if it is getting worse. You may also want to check with the school about new animals (particularly fur bearing) being used for instructions.
5592 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Asthma Action Plan: If your child is on regular meds for asthma it would be prudent to have a prepared asthma action plan on file with the school nurse. There are many templates on various asthma websites & the kids pcp may have one s/he likes to use. They list the meds the kids are on, the type of rescue meds that could be administered at school & the point where the kid needs to come in for urgent care.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
How can I reduce the number of asthma attacks i'm having?
5 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Control inflammation: Asthma is defined as inflammation in the airways; more asthma attacks means more inflammation. To decrease flareups, find out what triggers your asthma (allergies, infections, acid reflux, irritants, etc.) and avoid these as much as possible. You may also need medication that specifically targets inflammation; stay on this as prescribed to keep asthma under control. See your doctor regularly too.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Allergies: Allergies are the must common triggers. Among them, animal dander, dust mites, pollen and other allergens that are airborne. In addition, cold air, exercise pollution and second hand smoke are common non-allergy triggers.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
How can I reduce the frequency of my asthma attacks?
8 doctor answers • 19 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Asthma management: See a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. Cannot be cured, but appropriate management is usually very helpful.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
How to deal with constant asthma attacks?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 27 years experience
Many controller meds: There are many medications available to control asthma symptoms. I recommend that you see your local provider.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Can people usually survive asthma attacks?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: People with asthma frequently have attacks (unfortunately) but, death from asthma is uncommon. There are now less than 5000 deaths per year from asthma in the U.S. But an ever increasing number of people with asthma needing to use the er. There are several risk factors for death from asthma---not taking your asthma medication as directed is just one!
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