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Why LPR cause asthma like symptoms?

Why LPR  cause asthma like symptoms?

Not really: It mimics post-nasal drips far more although it may also cause a dry cough. However there is no wheezing or sob usually associated with asthma. ...Read more

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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

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Living with Asthma (Checklist)

See an allergist
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Follow recommendations to minimize allergen exposure
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Be sure to get a lung function test initially
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Get lung function tests before and 1 month after any medication change
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My 6 year old has had recur. Croup and asthma like symptoms since she was two. Albuterol doesn't seem to help. What can we do? Is it asthma?

My 6 year old has had recur. Croup and asthma like symptoms since she was two. Albuterol doesn't seem to help. What can we do? Is it asthma?

May need ENT eval.: Some kids croup easily (with colds) and end up needing treatment for croup (sometimes prednisone) several times. A pediatric ENT doctor may need to check the throat & voice box. Usually, "croupers" outgrow it as they get bigger, and croup doesn't seem to increase their asthma chances. Having repeat "pneumonia" or "bronchitis" is different from croup, and can be signs of asthmatic cough symptoms. ...Read more

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If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms?Thn why it causes shortness of breath

If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms?Thn why it causes shortness of breath

Something else: I had already mentioned vocal cord dysfunction from lpr as a potential cause. But you need to rule out other factors too and getting a lung function test would be the least you can do. ...Read more

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Living with Asthma (Checklist)

Monitor your symptoms
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Take prescribed medications
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Review how to use your inhalers properly with your doctor
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Could Benadryl help with asthma like allergy symptoms?

Benadryl is sedating: Claritin, zyrtec, allegra, or Benadryl can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other airborne allergens. One should work with his doctor to see which combination of over-the-counter allergy meds and prescription asthma inhalers/pills work the best. A patient will learn over time, what medicines to add or increase, depending on how "bad" the air is. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause asthma like symptoms such as tight chest and breathlessness?

Does anxiety cause asthma like symptoms such as tight chest and breathlessness?

Stress relief: Yes it can. It can mimic heart disease. Try and learn self relaxation techniques, like meditation or self hypnosis. Exercise regularly and avoid stimulants. Get your sleep and eat small frequent meals. Some people get anxiety reactions from certain foods and additives like msg. Your doctor might prescribe an "emergency pill" for anxiety like Propranolol or xanax. ...Read more

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Living with Asthma (Checklist)

Use controller inhalers
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Minimize triggers
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Always carry rescue inhaler
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Develop action plan with doctor
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My 6yo son has had a fever and cough for 7 days now the last two he is worse two ER trips due to difficulty breathing the first night it was asthma like symptoms he was given steroids and backtoback albuterol mixed with something else then released yester

My 6yo son has had a fever and cough for 7 days now the last two he is worse two ER trips due to difficulty breathing the first night it was asthma like symptoms he was given steroids and backtoback albuterol mixed with something else then released yester

Asthma, bronchitis, : Upper respiratory infection is the most common cause to precipitate asthma in both adults and children. After he recovers from this episode you should discuss with his physician for further evaluation by an allergist. An allergist may do skin testing, breathing tests, exhaled Nitric Oxide test and may suggest allergy immunotherapy, and use of preventive inhalers. ...Read more

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