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what is nocturnal asthma?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Nighttime symptoms: If you think you have persistent asthma but don't have symptoms at night you probably don't have asthma. Except in its mildest forms asthma is almost always worse at night. Your body's own supply of corticosteroids & bronchodilators, both produced in the adrenal glands, reaches its daily low point at night resulting in increased inflammation in the breathing tubes. It's 2 am & you're coughing.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Night...: Nocturnal refers to night time. So, nocturnal asthma is present when an asthmatic awakens from sleep with asthma sxs like shortness of breath, cough, etc. There are medications that can be given to try to prevent this from happening. Keep track of how often this happens, what time the awakenings occur, exact sxs present, etc so your doctor can prescribe an effective regimen for you.

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What are the symptoms of nocturnal asthma?

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Dr. Craig Brown
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Nighttime symptoms: Wheezing and shortness of breath during the night.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Flovent doesn't help my asthma. What next?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: Maybe your dose needs adjusting or maybe you need another adjunct medicine. See you doctor to discuss your options.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What symptoms mean that my child has reactive airways disease?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Cough, wheeze: The 2 most common symptoms are cough and wheezes. These mean he/she may have reactive airways disease (asthma).
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I lay on my floor and couch could there be something biting me at night while I sleep?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
DUST MITES: There is always something to bite you if you are not in your bed. Dust mites from the floor, small spiders, ants, bed bugs, insects and mosquitoes.
A 36-year-old member asked:

18 and just diagnosed as asthma free. Taken off my meds. My breathing is bad but will it get better over time?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: It may but asthma can reoccur even after being symptom free for along periods of time. Even though you may not need you medicines at present, i would keep your rescue meds available for any unexpected emergency.

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