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Asthma In Childhood
I'm currently having asthma since childhood (in usa) and are the basis of my asthma, what should I do?
Be seen: Typically it is helpful to have allergy testing to see what triggers you may have. You need mediation to keep it controlled. I also suggest seeing a chinese medicine practitioner as acupuncture and chinese herbs can be very helpful in balancing the body and reduce your need for medication... ...Read more
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
Follow treatment: Asthma can last a long time, and smoking or being around smoke will almost always make it worse. Some people are sick a lot of the time with it, others only a little. There's no total cure, but medicine can control the problems you have. Talk to your doctor about your breathing. They can decide how big a problem the asthma is and the best treatment for it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are various patterns and presentations of asthma. The possible triggers of the symptoms of asthma include pollen, dust, mold, pet dander or pet hair. Cigarette smoke can cause bronchospasm and lead to long term lung problems. Avoiding triggers of your asthma will help to control the symptoms. Patients can have inflammation in the lung with no obvious symptoms as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it unhealthy to send my toddler to a preschool ~150 feet from a highway? Could this cause asthma, childhood cancers, or other health issues?
Not really: None at least that have proven effective. The best way to prevent asthma attacks is to avoid any known triggers for your child's asthma. If your child is having nighttime symptoms or using their rescue inhaler (like albuterol) more than a couple times a week see your doctor. Your child may need to be on stronger medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Asthma is a genetically linked problem that leads to changes in the natural mechanisms in the lung. Much of the wheezing in small children is not asthma and will be outgrown by late childhood. True asthma varies in its impact on many and can be very mild or very bad.Even those who have been off meds for years and without wheezing events can become symptomatic under the proper circumstances. ...Read more
Why do they say asthma can't be cured? I had childhood asthma which is now completely gone. So why does the literature say there is no cure?
NO cure because.....: Since we are not sure what is the actual cause of allergies that lead to asthma the literature is hesitant to use the word "cure". It is a fact that many people do outgrow their asthma are "cured" through means other than medical....Such as diet that stops inflammatory condions or herbs that instruct the body to heal itself. The literature is not always 100% correct.......... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma in children: Getting rid of asthma is a tough task, if your child has asthma consult an allergist and determine if he/she has any and eliminate the triggers. You need to have asthma well controlled in children to prevent airway damage from inflammation. Typically your doctor will prescribe inhalers. A good portion of children outgrow their asthma. ...Read more
I had childhood asthma that never bothered me until now (age 31). Constantly needing my inhaler, esp during exercise. any advice on how to combat this?
Time for visit: True asthma is never gone, just hanging around for a chance to re-appear. If you are having regular need for a rescue inhaler, you need to see your doc and get on a daily inhaled steroid or other plan to reduce the frequency of your symptoms.Your body can become resistant to the inhaler,requiring increasing use with poor result. You may end up in the ER or worse unless you get a plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer