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Adult Asthma Having A Pet In The Home
Not uncommon.: Sometimes a viral infection can trigger this...or it is possible to develop seasonal or other allergies, even if they weren't there when younger. There are other lung conditions that can mimic asthma, so just be sure you've discussed this with your doctor or a pulmonologist or allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I have asthma, despite symptoms only really starting as an adult, if I didn't have it as a kid?
Tests...: To diagnose asthma, one needs to diagnose recurrent bronchospasm and airway inflammation. This can be done by a doctor based on clinical grounds (example: the doctor hears wheezing/coughing on more than one occasion and it resolves completely with treatment). Or, the diagnosis can be made in the pulmonary function lab if this diagnosis is suspected but the physical exam is normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Asthma: Potentially serious and deadly if not treated. Differennt kinds: intermitten t(<2x/wk), persistent (>2x/wk); mild-moderate-severe. Exercise induced asthma. Other triggered by chemical, allergens, pollution. Treatment needs to be based on your severity, frequency, and previous medications and other factor in your health profile. . Your asthma is not your friend's asthma. See md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not uncommon: Although it was believed that asthma could only start in childhood and in the 60's no one could have allergic asthma developing after age 40, it is clear now that asthma can indeed occur in adulthood. Based on my experience, I estimate that about 25% of the asthma cases develop during adulthood. ...Read more
Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't plan on it: True asthma is a genetically influenced defect at the cellular level.It can be so mild some are never symptomatic or so bad they are on continuous meds for life. Much of wheezing in kids is not true asthma and 70%+ grow out of it.As an adult,the best you can do is respect the condition and work with your doc to minimize events.If you ignore it you could have significant problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: Asthma is a chronic condition that may wax and wain but never really goes away. It can be controlled with proper medications and life style changes (avoid allergies and attack inducing situations). Talk it over with your physician before you do anything Good Luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately no: Asthma can be a serious and even life threatening condition that requires prescription medication for acute treatment or for daily control. While many home remedies are advertised, they have not been studied adequately for safety or effectiveness. For asthma, see a doctor who specializes in asthma--an allergist or pulmonologist. I suspect diabetes care is similar.... ...Read more
Asthma: There are plenty of good treatments for asthma . Asthma is due to inflammation of the airways so treatment needs to be based on prevention of that. It is divided into rescue and maintainance medications. She should she her doctor for a treatment program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Absolutely! the question asks about "second-hand" smoking, which can certainly cause asthma. However, even "third-hand" smoking where the smoke toxins are carried in hair, clothing, skin, etc. Can cause asthma. That means even going outside for a smoke and coming back in without the cigarette can still put loved-ones at risk! smoking is a very selfish and inconsiderate act. ...Read moreSee 16 more doctor answers
No...: Oxygen is a drug and it is only prescribed if your oxygen level is chronically low enough to warrant it. During an asthma exacerbation, if your oxygen level drops, you need to be evaluated in an er because this is a sign of a life-threatening episode that may need more than supplemental oxygen to treat. Oxygen therapy at home may not be the life-saving treatment you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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