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Do asthma symptoms get better or get worse then a thunderstorm rolls in?

Do asthma symptoms get better or get worse then a thunderstorm rolls in?

Depends: There has been report that thunderstorm often triggers asthma exacerbation presumably related to the increase mold count (alternaria) it generates. The question is less clear for those who are not allergic to this mold. I am unaware of any report finding that this improves asthma. ...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


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Can acid reflux cause worsening of asthma symptoms?

Can acid reflux cause worsening of asthma symptoms?

Oh yes...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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Can cinnamon make asthma symptoms worse?

Possbly: Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis to a variety of spices have been reported and usually affect adults. In a french study, allergy to spices was estimated to account for approximately 2 percent of adults with food allergic reactions, and was rare in children. If you have asthma symptoms with cinnamon then i would avoid this spice. ...Read more

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Where can I get immediate relief from asthma symptoms?

Albuterol: The quick relief medication albuterol is available as an inhaler or nebulizer and starts working in 5 minutes, peak effect near 30 minutes and lasts about 4 hours. If asthma symptoms occur more than twice a week during the day, twice a month at night, or interfere with daily activities then see an asthma specialist for a detailed plan on how to prevent and control asthma. Asthma can be serious! ...Read more

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Can a person get asthma symptoms from a bad flea infestation?

Can a person get asthma symptoms from a bad flea infestation?

Yes: Yes as As we can be triggered by many things infections information allergies insects ...Read more

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Are asthma symptoms from running worse when running in the morning as opposed to running in the evening?

Are asthma symptoms from running worse when running in the morning as opposed to running in the evening?

Possibly: Exercise can worsen asthma symptoms at any time if it is not controlled. However if you have allergies, your asthma may be worse when running in the morning. For those pollen allergy patients, the pollen counts peak between 5-10 am and could account for worse asthma symptoms when running in the morning. ...Read more

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How should I correct accidental flovent hfa 220 overuse? I read not to stop taking it suddenly as it can make asthma symptoms worse?

How should I correct accidental flovent hfa 220 overuse? I read not to stop taking it suddenly as it can make asthma symptoms worse?

Normal dose : You should just go back to using the prescribed dose. And make sure you don't have any sores in your mouth or throat that could be consistent with thrush (a yeast infection). Otherwise, no need to worry. ...Read more

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Dx w/viral induced asthma b4-never get asthma symptoms unless I get bad cold-Raked tons of wet leaves yesterday w/o knowing of aspergillosis. worried!

Dx w/viral induced asthma b4-never get asthma symptoms unless I get bad cold-Raked tons of wet leaves yesterday w/o knowing of aspergillosis. worried!

Mold allergy?: Since decaying leaves are laden with molds, their spores become airborne when you start raking them. If you are allergic to molds, this activity may trigger your asthma. Aspergillus however is just one of several molds that may be present on these leaves. Allergic bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis is not that common a condition, your risk in developing it from this exposure alone is very low. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more