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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


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Can asthma drugs affect my baby if i'm pregnant?

Can asthma drugs affect my baby if i'm pregnant?

Yes but...: The likelihood of harm from not taking the drugs (asthma attacks) is much more likely than the risk of harm from the drugs themselves, and the risks tend to be minimal at the worst. Stay on your asthma drugs, talk to your physicians about your concerns, and follow their individual advise for you (much better than internet generated general advise). ...Read more

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If i'm pregnant, can my asthma attacks affect my baby inside?

If i'm pregnant, can my asthma attacks affect my baby inside?

Asthma in infant : Young infant and children can have asthma too. Since infant and young children cannot do a lung function test, diagnosis of asthma in this population is based on their risks of developing this disease. Parental history of asthma, the kids' other atopic diseases like eczema, food allergy, rhinitis... And their history of wheezing are major risk factors for having asthma in this population. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs for asthma in a pregnant woman?

What are the best drugs for asthma in a pregnant woman?

All are best: Pulmicort and Atrovent (ipratropium) HFA are class b drugs. All others are class c. If Pulmicort and atrovent (ipratropium) fail to control your asthma do not hesitate to take any class c asthma drug recommended by your physician. The best drug for your fetus is oxygen. Uncontrolled asthma deprives the uterus of oxygen. ...Read more

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I have asthma and iam pregnant..Could I have a baby with asthma too ?

I have asthma and iam pregnant..Could I have a baby with asthma too ?

Possibly: Asthma has ethnic and familial inheritance patterns, hence offspring from asthmatic parents have an increased risk of asthma development in their life versus offspring from non-asthmatic parents. ...Read more

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I have asthma and Im pregnant. Could my asthma affect my baby or labor/delivery ?

I have asthma and Im pregnant. Could my asthma affect my baby or labor/delivery ?

Only if severe: Asthma can cause less oxygen for you and the fetus This is rare if the asthma is treated well and responds. Seeing a provider early in pregnancy and maintaining good control usually avoids any potential problem ...Read more

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Is it safe to use asthma drugs while planning for pregnancy?

Is it safe to use asthma drugs while planning for pregnancy?

Yes - important: It is very important that patients with asthma optimize their asthma before getting pregnant. They should continue to use these medications during pregnancy. Pregnant asthmatics do not compensate as well as they would when not pregnant. The medications are safe and being able to breath is crucial. ...Read more

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How did asthma developed? And is this will affect my pregnancy?Or for the baby? How did asthma developed? And is this will affect my pregnancy?Or the baby?

How did asthma developed? And is this will affect my pregnancy?Or for the baby? How did asthma developed? And is this will affect my pregnancy?Or the baby?

Asthma : Asthma is caused by over-reactive airways in the lung. There is sometimes a family history. Asthma can be worsened by air pollution or smoke exposure. Although asthma can run in families, your baby will have only half of your genetics so may not get asthma. Your asthma is extremely unlikely to affect your baby as long as you keep your asthma under control. Be sure your doctor is aware if you have asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma. What are the possible bad effects to my baby?

I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma.  What are the possible bad effects to my baby?

Probably little: If you get adequate treatment for your self the baby will likely be fine. Medicines used to treat both the infection and the asthma do not typically bother the baby, and if your symptoms are treated the baby should be ok. ...Read more

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Im 4 weeks pregnant and taking seretide for my asthma. Is it safe for my baby?

Im 4 weeks pregnant and taking seretide for my asthma. Is it safe for my baby?

Probably OK: While not all Inhaled medications for asthma have been carefully studied in Asthma and pregnancy, one Budesonide(Pulmicort) has been and is category B safe during pregnancy The clinical impression is that all are safe used properly, and control of the asthma is paramount to having a successful outcome ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have very serious asthma.I puff my proventil (albuterol) inhaler atleast 6-7 times a day.Can using my inhaler too much harm the baby or me?

I'm pregnant and have very serious asthma.I puff my proventil (albuterol) inhaler atleast 6-7 times a day.Can using my inhaler too much harm the baby or me?

Yes: You need to see your obstetrician right away or go to urgent care or emergency room. If you are using your inhaler that much, then you need a steroid to be added to your daily regimen so that you don't run the risk of a full blown asthma attack which can harm you or the baby. Definitely call doctor today or if you're having any shortness of breath, go to emergency room today. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I am 4 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I take prontogest, duphastone, folic acid and spazmocure when needed. What can I do about my asthma without adding any drugs?

I am 4 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I take prontogest, duphastone, folic acid and spazmocure when needed. What can I do about my asthma without adding any drugs?

Avoid: Any triggers that you know will kick off your asthma. That is about all you can do. If you know you are allergic to dust make sure all filters in your home are changed, one thing often overlooked. ...Read more

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I have asthma. Take singulair, (montelukast) proventil, and advair. 5 weeks pregnant & advised not to take advair. How often can I use proventil without harming baby?

I have asthma. Take singulair, (montelukast) proventil, and advair. 5 weeks pregnant & advised not to take advair. How often can I use proventil without harming baby?

Asthma: If you are having to use albuterol numerous times a day for shortness of then you would benefit from the steroid Budesonide which has been found to be safe in pregnancy. The greater harm is to not use medication that will keep you from having worsening asthma symptoms while pregnant. Take care if yourself and your baby. Always ask your doctors if you are not sure if a medication is safe. ...Read more

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Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) harmful for the baby during the pregnancy? Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment? Thanks a lot!

Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) harmful for the baby during the pregnancy?
Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment?
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Category C drug: This medication is listed as a category c med, meaning no data to date finds any harmful effect on the human fetus. Asthma should be maintained under good control to promote good health for you both. ...Read more

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What is safe to give to pregnant women with asthma in exacerbation?

What is safe to give to pregnant women with asthma in exacerbation?

Many options: Asthma can be very serious during pregnancy. There are many options for both treatment of acute exacerbation, and more importantly prevention of attacks. Your OB should have you on an inhaled steroid for the prevention of attacks. Acute attacks may be treated with oral medication when severe. Please contact your OB to discuss the options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does asthma affect pregnancy?

How does asthma affect pregnancy?

Variably: It is important for both mother and baby that the asthma remains under good control, and this can be achieved with medications. Pulmicort and singulair (montelukast) have category b ratings for pregnancy.It is reported that approximatley 1/3 of pregnant asthmatics improve, 1/3 worsen and 1/3 remain the same. Deterioration of asthma during pregnancy can deprive the baby of oxygen and lead to premature birth. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy ok at age 44 with asthma?

Is pregnancy ok at age 44 with asthma?

Pregnancy and asthma: As long as asthma is well controlled, there is no problem with being pregnant. Age is a different risk factor that needs to be assessed by your obstetrician. See a pulmonologist or allergist to keep asthma in check during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should I know about pregnancy and asthma?

What should I know about pregnancy and asthma?

Treat it !: The treatment of asthma in pregnancy is the same as treating asthma if one is not pregnant. Out of control asthma is clearly bad for mom but is probably worse for baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more