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Asthma And Pregnancy Guidelines
Stay controlled: Get an asthma action plan from your doc & make sure your asthma's well controlled under normal circumstances. Then start walking. Steadily build speed or intensity. Watch for wheezing, coughing or shortness of breath. Carry a rescue inhaler. Don't exercise outdoors on poor air quality days. Wear a balaclava over face when exercising in the cold. Exercise is good for asthma if you know what to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
5wks pregnant. Have heart murmur/ectopic heart and copd. Will it be safe to exercise? History of 3 miscarriages and 1 live birth.
Hospital diagnosed me with asthma attack, bronchitis, and abdominal aortic aneurism, class today should stay at home while on prednisone for 3 days?
Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) harmful for the baby during the pregnancy?
Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment?
Thanks a lot!
Probably all.: Asthma is worse in 1 of 3 women when pregnant. 1/3 are unaffected while 1/3 actually improve. Asthma meds are either class b or c. The difference - while class c drugs may cause problems in pregnant laboratory animals no problems have been reported in humans. Uncontrolled asthma is a greater risk to your pregnancy than any class c drug. Pulmicort, singulair (montelukast) & Atrovent HFA are class b asthma drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maintain oral hygien: Ideally, you should have a thorough exam before your pregnancy and have all your treatment done. You should continue your normal dental exams during pregnancy. Xrays are safe if not during the first trimester. If you have a toothache it should be addressed during the pregnancy. If you have minor issues, they can probably wait. Impeccable oral hygiene must be maintained during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 13weeks pregnant.Cervix is 2.4cm now.Having appointment with Maternal-fetal expert.What precautions/treatments recommended for healthy pregnancy?
Rest & see Expert: Keep your appointment with the maternal-fetal expert, who is the very best person to advise you regarding your pregnancy. Make sure that you take prenatal vitamins, and keep all your appointments. Close follow up throughout your pregnancy will be very important. While awaiting your appointment. You should get plenty of rest and avoid sexual intercourse until your appointment. Wish you the best ...Read more
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
Resting hr 90 first trimester of pregnancy. Is that okay? Palpatation? I have pots and these symptoms always make me anxious. Are they safe?
Is it safe to use my albuterol inhaler throughout the day? (I am between insurance plans and can't afford preventative asthma meds.)
Albuterol: Only use albuterol inhaler if wheezing or chest tightness. If you are needing to use it throughout the day then you need to get seen. Doses used in hospitals are high and generally well tolerated BUT the fragility that your lungs are demonstrating is where the danger lies. Don't ignore your symptoms, get seen if you are using your inhaler "throughout the day" please. Be safe. ...Read more
Is nebulization with ventolin during streptococcal tonsillitis and cough helflul in children around 4 for avoiding further chest complications?
Asthma: Short acting beta agonist like albuterol if mild asthma. Budesonide (inhaled steroid) has been studied and deemed safe in pregnancy for more severe disease. One of these agents coupled with a nasal steroid can provide adequate symptom control and be safe to your baby. Talk to your pcp/pulmonologist and always include your ob! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First pregnancy fine, second with preclampsia, now on asprin and folic acid for the third pregnancy since conception, to i need any further medicines?
Currently on advair 250/50 for asthma and early stages of copd. Ins. No longer covers advair. Good alternatives?
Yes: Depends on how well controlled you are and what meds your on. Severity of asthma is determined by use of meds and frequency of attacks also what are your triggers for the attack. Viral illness the most common cause followed by noxious stimuli. The meds include a inhaled steroid and a beta agonist(rescue inhaler). Multiple factor involved but yes you may be more susceptible to attacks. Try act test. ...Read more
Two week peak flow check testing for Asthma i Have high blood pressure ,which is being treated with Medication, Safe to take Ventolin 1 puff x4 a day?
Advair upped to 500/50 to better control asthma symptoms. Is there anything I should watch out for at the highest dosage?
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