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Asthma Drugs Affect Baby Pregnant
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 25 weeks pregnant.My husband had little asthma problem as a kid.Now its gone. He is fine.Will my baby have it too? I am healthy. I don't have it.
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
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
I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma. What are the possible bad effects to 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
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) harmful for the baby during the pregnancy?
Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment?
Thanks a lot!
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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