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Is it possible for 5 out of 6 members in the home to develop allergies and asthma symptoms or could it indicate a mold problem?

Is it possible for 5 out of 6 members in the home to develop allergies and asthma symptoms or could it indicate a mold problem?

Asthma in a family: Asthma can run in families and it is an allergic condition and if you have molds it can trigger episodes of asthma, so if you have molds have them taken care of and see if your asthma and other members improves. ...Read more

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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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Mold in bathroom ceiling & above window in bedroom from drainage spout. Have asthma/allergies. Should i worry? Have sinusitis post flu since january.

Mold in bathroom ceiling & above window in bedroom from drainage spout. Have asthma/allergies. Should i worry? Have sinusitis post flu since january.

Absolutely: Mold is a common allergen and some types are very toxic. This needs to be cleaned up and the area evaluated for hidden mold or leaks. ...Read more

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Can carpet mold be fatal to someone with asthma ephazema?

Can carpet mold be fatal to someone with asthma ephazema?

Not an easy question: People with asthma may be allergic to molds and therefore experience attacks when exposed. Emphysema (COPD) is a bit different. These individuals are prone to respiratory infections like pneumonia. If the pneumonia is caused by a mold- which is not very common- the delay in diagnosis and proper treatment can be an issue. ...Read more

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Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)

Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)

Cough: Hello. A chronic cough can be caused by a number of etiologies. As you mentioned, you have had a good work up so far. Other suggestions would be to review your medications, have an endoscopic evaluation of your vocal cords then see a pulmonary doctor. ...Read more

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Dr says cough is either allergies or asthma. Been on Flovent inhaler for 6 wks and cough still present. No other symptoms. Does this rule out asthma?

Dr says cough is either allergies or asthma. Been on Flovent inhaler for 6 wks and cough still present. No other symptoms. Does this rule out asthma?

Cough: yih might want to check if there is allergy triggers, like cats or dogs or something in the room that triggers allergies. Next step is to increase Flovent dose or add long term beta agonist like advisor, or dulera or symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) ...Read more

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Coughing for months. Dr said either asthma or allergy/environment. Been on flovent inhaler for 4 wks, cough still present. Would this rule out asthma?

Coughing for months. Dr said either asthma or allergy/environment. Been on flovent inhaler for 4 wks, cough still present. Would this rule out asthma?

Cough and asthma: Not necessarily. You could still have Asthma. It depends on the dose of the inhaled steroid. You will need to be allergy tested. You doses will need to be adjusted. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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My daughter has asthma and she's been having this cough that's worrying me because i've been giving her inhalers n allergy medicine. What should I do?

My daughter has asthma and she's been having this cough that's worrying me because i've been giving her inhalers n allergy medicine.  What should I do?

Persistent cough: If the cough is persisting or getting worse then she needs seen by her doctor. Make sure you are using her inhalers with her spacer. If she is improving, continue to use the inhaler until the cough is gone. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more