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Asthma Exacerbation In Children Near Me
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics/external fr: There is ample evidence that true asthma is genetically linked to the issues of allergy & eczema & frequency is higher when one or both parents are affected. Lower respiratory tract viruses often trigger both infectious wheezing & that of true asthma early on with infectious wheezing subsiding after 3-4y. Allergies often co-exist but less than 5% of events are allergy driven alone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can: Asthma can reduce the area of the lung available for co2/oxygen exchange and can do so with variable intensity during an asthma attack. Given a normal o2 % of 94-100, I have seen levels below 50% recorded but patients are usually quite symptomatic below 90%. When an attack is passed and the patient relaxed, the levels return to normal with work of breathing decreased to normal. ...Read more
Allergic to leaves/mold + asthma. Find I'm using inhaler/neb more freq in Fall. Is asthma no longer well controlled? What do I tell my pulmo?
Asthma/Allergies: I think perhaps make sure you have a corticosteroid inhaler like flovent and ask your pulmonary dr to refer you to an Allergy/Immunology specialists for testing and allergy shots, if you are willing. Antihistamine therapy during the fall +_ singulair (montelukast) may also help. Do you have a peak flow meter and know your personal best? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could.: Asthma comes in a few varieties, but it is the result of complicated genetics and exposure to lung irritants and allergens. Your kids may develop asthma even if they are never exposed to smoking, but exposure certainly increases their risk. Not to mention smoking exposure increases chidren's risk of respiratory infections and may even contribute to developing of COPD or lung cancer later in life. ...Read more
Is nebulization with ventolin during streptococcal tonsillitis and cough helflul in children around 4 for avoiding further chest complications?
Lung infections: Numerous studies demonstrate an increased risk for children who are around parents that smoke. Most adults who smoke have increased cough, increased mucous production, increased risk of viral and bacterial infection, increased risk of oral and lung cancer. Smoking makes lung infections much more likely in all exposed. ...Read more
Hi! I have allergy induced asthma. I'm currently taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 24 to mask symptoms, but i'm finding the allergies still instigate my asthma. Any help?
Zyrtec (cetirizine) for asthma: Zyrtec (cetirizine) will not treat asthma. If you have asthma triggered by allergies you need specific asthma treatments see your doctor. You may need to get some additional asthma controller therapy such as steroid inhalers. Allergy immunotherapy can help to control allergies that trigger asthma. In addition for more severe allergic asthma xolair injections are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify trigger : There are many reasons for cough and the treatment depends on the cause of the cough. Severe cough may indicate a foreign body in the airway or esophagus (food tube), infection or post nasal drip. Rather than suppress the cough, a child should be evaluated to make sure there is no severe underlying lung condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My oxygen sats are at 86% I'm asthmatic and suffer respiratory bronchiolitis secondary to smoking I'm very weazy should I got to the local hospital?
Yes: thats a low sat at rest so yes go to the emergency room for an eval ...Read more
Does asthma worsen in big cities? What conditions can worsen the conditions of asthma, and can big cities be hazadous?
Yes: Many studies have identified cities where there is air pollution problem to be hazardous to individuals with respiratory problems like asthma. Diesel smoke, and small particulate matter (pm) called pm10, as well as ozone is harmful to the lungs. Living near a busy interstate is a risk factor. Visit the city, live in the country! ...Read more
Is flovent and proventil (albuterol) normally prescribed to someone who is suffering from COPD or reactive airway disease?
It can: Cigarette smoke is the most studied indoor pollutant.Living among smokers doubles or triples the frequency of common respiratory illnesses in kids.It also aggravates childhood asthma. Enclosed houses often have high particulate content from recirculated air.Other environmental issues have variable and often unstudied effect. ...Read more
Identify triggers: Try to avoid exposure to triggers. These may be weather change or change in levels of humidity, air pollution, smoke, dust, etc or to common respiratory viruses or emotional or stressful situations. It's important to classify the type of asthma and to treat accordingly. Most of the time a child with frequent attacks needs chronic treatmwnt with iinhaled steroids and bronchodilators. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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