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I am an adult with reactive airways disease. Will this get worse with time?

I am an adult with reactive airways disease. Will this get worse with time?

Not necessarily: Reactive airways are a type of asthma that occur in reaction to viruses, respiratory infections, etc. As long as you recognize the symptoms early and treat them, you should be fine. ...Read more

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What symptoms mean that my child has reactive airways disease?

What symptoms mean that my child has reactive airways disease?

Cough, wheeze: The 2 most common symptoms are cough and wheezes. These mean he/she may have reactive airways disease (asthma). ...Read more

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How is reactive airways disease diagnosed?

Spirometry: This can be tested by the use of a spirometer, which may be in your doctor's office or at the local hospital, possibly with a methacholine challenge. ...Read more

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I have reactive airway disease and not asthma. What is the difference?

I have reactive airway disease and not asthma. What is the difference?

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 well-defined trigger like infections, wheather change, pollen, etc. There's a reason asthma meds like albuterol are used for this. ...Read more

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Hyper reactive airway issues or adult onset asthma 29 yr w/m no previous issues can't find cause or treatment to get out of distress? Please help!

Hyper reactive airway  issues or adult onset asthma 29 yr w/m no previous issues can't find cause or treatment to get out of distress? Please help!

Specialist: About 20% of all adult onset asthma is occupationally triggered. Recent infections can trigger ongoing lung problems that may be difficult to treat. An asthma specialist either allergist or pulmonologist can provide a thorough evaluation to assist in finding the diagnosis and correct treatment. ...Read more

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Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

Yes: Medical treatment can slow the progression of the disease and improve symptoms, but if you are a smoker and have copd, stop smoking now, it's the best thing you can do! ...Read more

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Best asthma medication for reactive airways Viral induced?

Best asthma medication for reactive airways
Viral induced?

Asthma?: If you have asthma, you need to address inflammation and airway reactivity hence the advice to use both a bronchodilator and an inhaled steroid. If you are having wheezing from a viral illness and the wheezing is reversed with a bronchodilator, there is a possibility that you have had mild asthma and symptoms were not enough to get your attention until the respiratory illness. ...Read more

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What is the difference between airway disease and asthma?

What is the difference between  airway disease and asthma?

Difference...: Airways disease is a more general term that describes many disorders, including asthma. That is, asthma is one form of airways disease. ...Read more

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How to ease reactive airways in 16 year old teen with viral induced asthma?

How to ease reactive airways in 16 year old teen with viral induced asthma?

Medication: Severe cases need steroids for clearance.steroid : inhaled or via nebulizer or in severe cases even oral or injected . Wheezing may need albuterol.We would need to follow the progress to ensure clearance and avoid secondary bacterial infection ...Read more

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