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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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It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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My throat has been hurting Bc of my asthma/allergies, now Bc of my throat hurting I feel like I have to throw up but I don't throw up. What is this?

My throat has been hurting Bc of my asthma/allergies, now Bc of my throat hurting I feel like I have to throw up but I don't throw up. What is this?

Sore throat: Possibly due to a postnasal drip from your allergies, it can give u a sore throat and make you feel nauseous. Unless you are coming down with something on top of the allergies. ...Read more

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I have exercise induced asthma,EIA, and for cheer I had to run a few laps and now 2 days later my throat is swollen and I feel terrible! HELP?

I have exercise induced asthma,EIA, and for cheer I had to run a few laps and now 2 days later my throat is swollen and I feel terrible! HELP?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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I have asthma, two nights ago i had a really bad cough and my inhaler didnt really help, voice is raspy + quiet after talking, sore throat, itchy neck?

I have asthma, two nights ago i had a really bad cough and my inhaler didnt really help, voice is raspy + quiet after talking, sore throat, itchy neck?

Need evaluation: The description is entirely consistent with asthma exacerbation, despite poor response to (albuterol?) the previous night. This should be evaluated promptly a) to rule out alternative possibilities and b) to initiate appropriate therapy. Home peak flow monitoring and an asthma action plan are tools used for situations such as this (discuss with your doctor). ...Read more

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When i exercise in my house my throat, nose, eyes and sides of head get in pain/tenderness. feel very drowsy. have bad dust allergies. allergy/asthma?

When i exercise in my house my throat, nose, eyes and sides of head get in pain/tenderness. feel very drowsy. have bad dust allergies. allergy/asthma?

Allergies: It's possible this is related to the dust allergies. You should try to exercise somewhere else (another area of house, gym, etc) to see if this still happens. If so, there is your answer. You can also do a trial of an antihistamine like claritin to see if it helps. ...Read more

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For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?

For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?

Infection: You should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like you might have an infection and if it has been going on for so long you might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is reactive airways a terminal disease?

Is reactive airways a terminal disease?

No: There are different severity of reactive airway diseases. So the answer would be no. ...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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