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How can I treat asthma and how can I prevent allergic asthma attacks?

How can I treat asthma and how can I prevent allergic asthma attacks?

See below: You can lower the risk of continued flares by avoiding the triggers that set off your asthma and allergies and using your maintenance medicines as directed. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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What is the difference b/w allergic bronchitis and allergic asthma/asthma?

What is the difference b/w allergic bronchitis and allergic asthma/asthma?

In name only: Various terms have been used to define/describe Asthma, which has a strong allergy component, and genetic predisposition. The main thing is what precautions can be taken to prevent an exacerbation of asthma symptoms and what treatment works fir the patient. Allergy testing and treatment of allergies, as indicated is an important part of work up if these patients. ...Read more

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Hi i was wondering if you would know if there is a connection between high ESR and allergic reactions/ allergic asthma/that has got worst?

Hi i was wondering if you would know if there is a connection between high ESR and allergic reactions/ allergic asthma/that has got worst?

Yes: The esr, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation. A researcher decades ago ?Dr mason guest i believe, found that red blood cells collected in a tiny capillary tube fell out of suspension faster in patients with inflammation. Rbcs coated with inflammatory factors are heavier and fall faster.It doesn't matter what caused the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can allergic asthma ever be totally cured?

Can allergic asthma ever be totally cured?

Not really: There is no cure for asthma. But triggers can often be properly addressed, thus minimizing asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering from allergic asthma?

What to do if I'm suffering from allergic asthma?

Consult allergist: An allergist is uniquely trained to treat asthma. Allergen identification followed by allergen avoidance (where practical), medications and allergy injections are the main steps of treatment. There are many details that make a specialist visit worthwhile--lung function testing, detailed asthma action plan, review inhaler technique and more. Many treatments available! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have allergic asthma without asthma?

Is it possible to have allergic asthma without asthma?

Not really.: Asthma is a complicated airway response to some irritant, generally. In some patients, allergens in the air are major triggers. Their symptoms may only be noticeable in certain seasons or with certain exposures. This is usually called extrinsic (allergic) asthma. Others have a predisposition (intrinsic) to this airway response and triggers are not obvious. Either way, it needs controlled. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food have to take for allergic asthma?

Please suggest what food have to take for allergic asthma?

Many: There are numerous foods that an cause asthma attacks. If you log into the asthma pharmacist http://www.Theasthmapharmacist.Com/ and go the the "our blog" link, you will find some info on this subject. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as allergic asthma, if so how do you treat it?

Is there such a thing as allergic asthma, if so how do you treat it?

Asthma medications: Medications to treat symptoms include short-acting beta agonists/rescue inhalers like Proair HFA or xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa, and maintenance medications to prevent or reduce further attacks include steroid/long-acting beta agonist inhalers like Advair Diskus and leukotriene modifiers like singular. Your doctor will treat it based on how frequently you are experiencing symptoms. Allergy shots may be helpful. ...Read more

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Help! what is allergic asthma and is it normal for it to last 4 weeks?

Yes: Asthma triggered by allergies. If your trigger (pollen, for example), is around for 4 weeks, then yes. If you have year round triggers, then you can have allergic asthma year round. ...Read more

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How to treat asthma and how to prevent allergic asthma attacks?

Inhaled steroids: There are a few medications to treat asthma, but the mainstay are inhaled corticosteroids. While they are steroids, they have a very localized effect and are very safe. If they are not effective alone at preventing asthma, we have a number of other medications we can use. ...Read more