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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Asthma Exacerbation In Children (Overview)

A condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, swell, and produce extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe.


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Chronic cough in children associated with Flonase allergy?

Chronic cough in children associated with Flonase allergy?

Doubtful: I don't think a child would be allergic to the nasal steroid spray flonase. There are certainly children whose cough may not respond to treatment with flonase, but the reason is most likely a mis-diagnosis rather than an allergy to it. One needs to think about an infectious cause, asthma or possibly reflux to name a few reasons for lack of response to flonase. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Asthma Exacerbation In Children (Overview)

A condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, swell, and produce extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe.


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Do children outgrow their asthma?

Do children outgrow their asthma?

Perhaps: This is an area of controversy in medicine. Statistically, there are many children with childhood asthma who grow up to not complain of symptoms; however it is not clear if they are just avoiding activity that incites asthma or are used to the symptoms and don't seek treatment. So, it is possible to be an adult who had childhood asthma and be relatively symptom free. ...Read more

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What inhaler affects the heart in ashmatics children?

What inhaler affects the heart in ashmatics children?

Beta agonist ones: Usually the inhailers that have a medication such as albuterol or like ones affect the heart as they act upon the receptors that are located both in the bronchi and the heart. The effect is usually manifested by accelerated heart rate or tachycardia. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Den Dr. Den
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Can children outgrow asthma?

Dr. Marvin Den Dr. Den
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Can children outgrow asthma?

Can be asymptomatic: You do not "outgrow" asthma, but can become asymptomatic- not have symptoms. The asthma can potentiaaly come back at a later date. Think of it as an iceberg. If below the surface no symptoms. Once about the water line symptoms return. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Child with severe asthma and allergies..Is it hereditary?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Child with severe asthma and allergies..Is it hereditary?

Probable: Asthma is often hereditary as are allergies. However whether a disease condition will develop or not is dependent on how the body interacts with the environment. For example, in identical twins there is a close to 60% that the other twin would develop asthma if one of the twin has it. In non-identical twins, the chance is slightly under 30%. ...Read more

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Could an itchy neck be a symptom of asthma in children?

Could an itchy neck be a symptom of asthma in children?

Not likely: It could mean an allergy to something and allergies and asthma are often associated with each other, but directly related to asthma- unlikely. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

No: If you have the genes to get asthma, it doesn't matter if you treat seasonal allergies or not. It will emerge whenever & wherever you hit the trigger events that let it come out. Many kids have seasonal allergies. Those that ignore them do not get asthma because they chose to live with them without throwing meds or shots at them ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of asthma in children?

Cough, wheeze, SOB: Coughing is the most common symptom of asthma especially if cough occurs with exercise or laughing. Colds that routinely go to the chest are very common in patients with asthma. Wheezing and shortness of breath may also occur with colds or exercise, but cough is the most common symptom. ...Read more

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Is bronchospasm more common in children with airway malacia (weakness/floppyness)?

Is bronchospasm more common in children with airway malacia (weakness/floppyness)?

Yes: Children with Tracheobronchomalacia have a weakness in the airway. This predisposes them to airway obstruction because of the accumulation of mucus. Their inability to properly clear the airway of mucus might result in irritation of the bronchial mucosa and bronchospasm. The child needs to be under the management of a Pediatrician, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment, as needed. ...Read more

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Can bronchiolitis develop into asthma?

Can bronchiolitis develop into asthma?

Yes and no: Bronchiolitis before 6 months to 1 year of age can be the inciting event prior to the development of asthma later on in life. It is more likely if the patient also has: a parent with asthma, allergies, wheezing with subsequent colds, elevated blood ige level. However, there are many children who have an early episode of bronchiolitis that do no later have asthma. ...Read more

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Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000). ...Read more

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Any new latest findings in treatment for asthma exacerbation in children?

Any new latest findings in treatment for asthma exacerbation in children?

No: Nothing new for many years now. Singulair (montelukast) is probably the newest good thing and it is not for exacerbations, but for maintenance. ...Read more

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Can cats cause/contribute to former asthma patients?

Can cats cause/contribute to former asthma patients?

Depends.....: Although there can be long, symptom-free intervals, asthma is an incurable disease so there are no "former asthma patients". Cats can contribute to asthma exacerbations in a patient with asthma and a cat allergy. An allergist can determine if an asthmatic is allergic to cats and, if so, can recommend treatments. ...Read more

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Is bronchospasm major problem in asthma?

Is bronchospasm major problem in asthma?

Partially: Bronchospasm is the most important symptom in asthma - it causes the shortness of breath and all of the discomfort, etc associated with asthma. But the main problem is the underlying inflammation that leads to bronchoconstriction when exposed to allergens, odors and other irritants. The best long-term management of asthma is to treat the underlying inflammation. ...Read more

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Can patients with vocal chord dysfunction get some relief from asthma inhalers, particularly blue rescue inhalers?

Can patients with vocal chord dysfunction get some relief from asthma inhalers, particularly blue rescue inhalers?

Not really: Sitting down and taking time to use an inhaler may break the pattern, but not much.Working with a speech pathologist on breathing exercises, and recognizing the triggers will help the most over time. ...Read more

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What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?

Unlikely: If an asthma attack is very severe it can lead to respiratory failure where, the oxygen level can decrease and lead to cyanosis (bluish color of the lip and around the mouth). This is a very late sign in an asthma attack and an emergency. The usual signs of asthma in children is relentless cough, wheezing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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How common is asthma in children?

Mgt: It is quite common and an estimated 1/7 children has had a history of recurrent wheezing. There are many presentations of this diverse disease which result in different patterns of presentation and course. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available. A virtual appointment is available online. ...Read more

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What is pediatric asthma compared to adult asthma?

What is pediatric asthma compared to adult asthma?

Babies are different: At least 50% of babies will wheeze at some point in their first year of life, because the airways of babies are still developing. The babies don't all have asthma. Until about the age of 6, children are more likely than adults to have transient wheezing that isn't really asthma. By age 10, kids are similar to adults. Here's a link: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11803801. ...Read more

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What is asthma with acute exacerbation?

What is asthma with acute exacerbation?

Terminology: Asthma is a condition some people have that is marked by wheezing and decreases air movement due to airway tightening. They are usually healthy on whatever program of medications or treatments they use. An acute exacerbation occurs when some triggering event makes a stable asthma patient begin to have symptoms. This would require extra treatment to return the patient to baseline health. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more