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Asthma Attack And Vomiting
Cn asthma attack cause vomitting? I also hv severe diarrhea frm 2 mnths. Bt my diarrhea is bettr my doc gav me antidepressant. I cnt keep nythng down.
My asthma "attacks" seem to involve vomiting w/ breathing issues. Is this common for an asthmatic? What do most doctors consider as an "attack"?
Small asthma attack and full body redness smooth bumps. Itchy itchy everywhere!!! No fever, no vomiting. Some coughyness. This is 5th time, I got.
Maintenance med: Take flovent, advair, or some other asthma maintenance medicine as your first treatment. Asthma attacks occur when your maintenance treatment is overwhelmed and needs the assistance of an immediate-acting med such as albuterol. Avoid allergy and other asthma triggers, like smoke or fumes; and hopefully, then you will be able to avoid asthma attacks. ...Read more
Rescue inhaler: Take your rescue inhaler (albuterol, proair, ventolin, xopenex) 2-6 puffs if you're having an attack. You can give it up to three times, 20 minutes apart, but if your symptoms do not improve, you should immediately go see a doctor for further evaluation. If your attacks are frequent, schedule a visit to your physician who can recommend maintenance medications to alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more
Triggers...: There can be triggers for asthma exacerbation including allergic triggers, infectious triggers, environmental triggers, etc. Sometimes, an allergist can verify asthma triggers in an individual patient. Some triggers can be avoided once identified. See your doctor to identify your triggers! ...Read more
Attack...: During an asthma exacerbation, the inflammatory cascade in the airway is triggered leading to bronchospasm and airway inflammation. The airways become swollen and fill with inflammatory by-products like white blood cells, mucous, etc. Treatment is aimed at relieving the bronchospasm and inflammation. ...Read more
Mild to death: If the asthma attack is mild, you may get over it on your own. If it is severe, you may die from it. It is always a good idea to check with your family doctor who will be able to get a more accurate history and likely obtain a lung function test on you to assess the severity of your disease this in turn will determine the type of treatment required. ...Read more
Asthma Treatment: During an asthma attack, a person should stay calm and remove themselves from the asthma trigger (smoke, etc). The use of a quick-relief medication like albuterol inhaler is the most effective treatment as it begins working in 3-5 minutes. An asthma specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist can develop a written asthma action plan just for you. ...Read more
Airway constriction: This airway constriction could then result in collapse and even death. Don't let your inhalers expire and keep them within easy reach. ...Read more
May persist for days: Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma and it will continue as long as there is narrowing of the small airways in the lungs. If the asthma is being treated appropriately and attacks treated aggressively, the wheezing should respond to medications in 1-2 days. For some, the wheezing can continue for days or even weeks depending on the trigger and response to treatment. ...Read more