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What is asthma with acute exacerbation?

What is asthma with acute exacerbation?

Terminology: Asthma is a condition some people have that is marked by wheezing and decreases air movement due to airway tightening. They are usually healthy on whatever program of medications or treatments they use. An acute exacerbation occurs when some triggering event makes a stable asthma patient begin to have symptoms. This would require extra treatment to return the patient to baseline health. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Is it okay to take gynera pills for management of endometriosis even if i was diagnosed with asthma not in acute exacerbation? Thank you.

Is it okay to take gynera pills for management of endometriosis even if i was diagnosed with asthma not in acute exacerbation? Thank you.

Yes: Yes fixed dose , combination contraceptive ( or for management of endometriosis as in your case )like gynera could be used , even if you have asthma , if you are not allergic to it. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference of asthma and acute asthma?

What is the difference of asthma and acute asthma?

Chronic disorder: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that can flare up from time to time with increased intensity of symptoms, which is called severe acute asthma or acute exacerbation of asthma. Many conditions/stimuli can trigger acute asthma in someone with a diagnosis of asthma. Anti-inflammatory medications can help control inflammation & prevent/reduce the number of acute asthma episodes. ...Read more

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Can a person who doesn't have asthma, have an acute bronchial attack?

Can a person who doesn't have asthma, have an acute bronchial attack?

Acute Bronchitis: Yes one can get an attack of Acute Bronchitis which may be due to viral or bacterial infection.Other irritants like smoke or pollution also may cause this condition less frequently. It causes cough and may last 10 to 20 days and gradually gets better.It may also cause wheezing and rhonchi in the chest on auscultation ...Read more

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What is the treatment of acute asthma?

What is the treatment of acute asthma?

Several medications: Bronchodilators such as albuterol (ventolin, proventil) or xopenex (levalbuterol) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Patients with cough-variant asthma, exercise-induced asthma, or regular asthma also use steroid inhalers (such as flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Singulair is an additional medication that can be started. ...Read more

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Why don't you give epi-pen for acute asthma attack?

Why don't you give epi-pen for acute asthma attack?

Different use: Epi pens are used in people with severe, lifethreatening allergic reactions. Epinephrine is also a non-specific drug in that it stimulates different areas of the body so that side effects are very common anad sometimes dangerous. The rescue inhalers like albuterol are specific for the "receptors" in the lungs and so have little side effects outside that area. ...Read more

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I have acute bronchitis and asthma should I go to school tommorow?

I have acute bronchitis and asthma should I go to school tommorow?

Asthma & bronchitis : It depends, on how you feel, how long have been on treatment, if you are stable with no fever, not too much cough, no trouble breathing & no wheezing, yes you can, perhaps it would be better for you if you skip gym this week, you will need a doctor's note to go back to school. Feel better &good luck. ...Read more

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What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

Hard to say: Asthma is not a "One size fits all" problem. For some it is so minor they just cough when the seasons change, some will die of their attack if untreated. Some with rather minor asthma can go through a life threatening event when a simple aggravating factor like the flu or bronchitis triggers the attack.Modern treatments can allow most to achieve good control and minimize risk. ...Read more

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