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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. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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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