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What is best climate for copd, asthma bronkitis, any repiratory disease?

What is best climate for copd, asthma bronkitis, any repiratory disease?

Smoke free: The best bet is to avoid exposure to cigarette smoke & high levels of ambient air pollution. There is no one size fits all answer for this - it depends on each patient's clinical profile and individual characteristics. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Climactic variation and asthma symptoms? Is asthma strongly affected by climate?

Climactic variation and asthma symptoms? Is asthma strongly affected by climate?

Absolutely: High ozone alerts are associated with more er visits, cold air can trigger an attack, high pollen days also are a problem. ...Read more

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I'd onli wheeze in cold climates, when some1 is smoking or wen I laughed too hard at nite. M I asthmatic? There's family hist of asthma

I'd onli wheeze in cold climates, when some1 is smoking or wen I laughed too hard at nite. M I asthmatic? There's family hist of asthma

Maybe: You certainly have reactive airway issues and should have an inhaler for those times. Asthma is more of a chronic problem so if these issues are occurring weekly or even monthly you may have asthma. It is an allergy problem. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Yes, but...: Humidifier does provide extra moisture to upper airway, i.e., nose and throat. However, high humidity over 60% provides a favorable environment for the molds to grow and may aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the best asthma pills?

What are the best asthma pills?

Each to his own: At least one study showed that nearly every case of asthma is unique in medication response and thus what is best is what works best for you. Inhaled steroid is the currently preferred drug, yet only about 50% of asthma actually responds to inhaled steroid.. As for pills, the only one I am aware of is Singulair (montelukast) or Accolate. Theophylline or terbutaline are rarely used nowadays. ...Read more

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What is the best asthma medicine?

What is the best asthma medicine?

Corticosteroids: Inhaled corticosteroids such as Flovent (fluticasone), Pulmicort (budesonide), qvar, alvesco, (ciclesonide) advair etc. Are the best medicines for asthma because they treat the underlying cause which is inflammation. If the patient is acutely ill or in the er then these medicines would not be used. First the patient would have to be treated/stabilized with oral corticosteroids and albuterol. ...Read more

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What is the best asthma medication?

What is the best asthma medication?

"Best": There is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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What is the best inhaler for my asthma?

What is the best inhaler for my asthma?

2 types: All persons with asthma should have a quick relief inhaler like albuterol to be used when needed for immediate relief. Persons with persistent asthma need a daily controller medication. The most effective daily controller are inhaled steroids. Other medications used as alternative or add-on therapy is montelukast tabs and long-acting bronchodilators. The best inhaler is the one used correctly! ...Read more

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What medications for bronchial asthma work best?

What medications for bronchial asthma work best?

CONTROLLER MEDS: In my opinion Controller meds which include inhaled Steroids with long acting Bronchodilaters also inhaled in combinations if taken correctly work best and sometimes one can add Montelucast (Singular) to that to control Asthma and reduce the incidents of acute attacks and exacerbations to minimum
For acute attacks reliever meds like Albuterol or Levalbuteral are used with oral steroids sometimes ...Read more

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Which inhalers are considered the best for asthma?

Which inhalers are considered the best for asthma?

Relief vs. Control: Every patient with asthma needs a quick relief inhaler and the most common is albuterol or the isomer lev-albuterol (same effect with less amount of medication.) for controller medications, corticosteroid inhalers (qvar, flovent, pulmicort, asmanex) are very similar except Qvar is very small size and better lung deposition. For more severe asthma, advair, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and dulera--all work well. ...Read more

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What is the best type of yoga to help treat asthma?

What is the best type of yoga to help treat asthma?

Depends: I am not an expert on yoga but on asthma. Many complementary treatments have been studied as a treatment for asthma and if they work they subjectively cause patients to feel better but I am not aware of objective evidence they affect the physiologic abnormalities in asthma. They may also help reduce stress and anxiety which burden us all. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine works best for children's asthma?

What kind of medicine works best for children's asthma?

Pediatric asthma: All children with asthma should receive albuterol for quick relief of symptoms. Nih asthma guidelines suggest, children 0-4 years old with persistent asthma be treated preferably with low doses of inhaled steroids (pulmicort, flovent) or alternatively with singulair (montelukast) or cromolyn. As the severity worsens, higher doses of inhaled steroids are used and combined with singulair (montelukast) or serevent (as advair). ...Read more

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I have skin asthma. What is the best medication can I get?

I have skin asthma. What is the best medication can I get?

Skin allergies?: Guessing you mean skin allergies. I've never heard of skin asthma. They often occur in the same person. If your skin breaks out and you have asthma, it's usually atopic dermatitis or eczema. These types of rashes respond to moisturizers, steroid creams, avoidance of causative allergens/foods and oral antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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What are the best maintenance medications for your asthma?

What are the best maintenance medications for your asthma?

Inhaled steroids: For all ages, the most effective and preferred treatment for persistent asthma is daily use of inhaled corticosteroids. These are the recommendation of the national guidelines to treat asthma last published in 2007. There are many available and come in inhaler, nebulizer and dry powder inhaler. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for asthma or at least an effective one?

Treat the cause: If your kind of asthma is the allergic type, treating the allergies with allergen desensitization should provide you with the best long term relief for your asthma. There is no cure for asthma, unfortunately. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to help with baby asthma in a 1 year old?

What are the best ways to help with baby asthma in a 1 year old?

See your MD: Asthma symptoms in a young child can be caused by multiple different problems. Your child would be best served by seeing their doctor and perhaps a referral to pediatric pulmonary or a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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My son had a skin asthma. My question is what is tha best medication?

My son had a skin asthma. My question is what is tha best medication?

Skin conditions: Children have many skin conditions through childhood. Most are self resolving, or respond to over the counter salves, particularly the zinc oxide ointments. Okay to start with your circle of friends, then your local pharmacist for advise. If no resolution, then okay to take your child in for a doc to exam. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage asthma in children ages 4-9years old? Also would a specific diet be required?

What is the best way to manage asthma in children ages 4-9years old? Also would a specific diet be required?

Varies: Asthma is a disorder of variable intensity and trigger factors. It can vary from unrecognized to chronic and life threatening. Each patient must be evaluated and treated based on their individual findings. No two patients have responded exactly the same to any treatment. As such, it is unrealistic to list a "best" medication or plan. Find what works and keep track of triggers ; a written action plan ...Read more

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What is a good substitute for treating asthma when your inhaler is all out. I can't afford another inhaler. What is the best solution in this case.

What is a good substitute for treating asthma when your inhaler is all out. I can't afford another inhaler. What is the best solution in this case.

Must use controller: There is no real substitute of inhaler except keep a nebulizer with inhalation sol for emergency'.You can get free inhalers from your doctor. I can understand if you have no insurance so inhalers can be expensive. For those days, keep Prednisone home and use sparingly as adv by your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for asthma?

Depends on severity: Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function. Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for asthma?

What are the best treatments for asthma?

Avoid triggers: Depending on the type of asthma you have, sometimes it is possible to avoid triggers like pollen. If you are smoking you MUST stop. Otherwise inhalers are the main stay of treatment. There are relieving inhalers, prevention inhalers and some newer ones which do both in one. Have a look at this resource http://www. Asthma. Org. Nz ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for inherits asthma?

What's the best treatment for inherits asthma?

Varies: All true asthma has an inherited component. All cases are relatively unique in their presentation, severity and treatment needs. The best way to find out is with a regular physician whom you provide your history and present form of treatment. Modifications can be made based on event & symptom frequency along with tests when indicated. ...Read more

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What are somemedicines that are best for the treatment of asthma.?

What are somemedicines that are best for the treatment of asthma.?

Various categories: We have rescue medications and preventive medications available. Your doctor will decide what is appropriate for you, one of those types, or both. Most likely they will be via inhalation, you will breathe the medication. Depending on where you live there exist a variety of different ones, different names, different devices, etc. ...Read more

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What are the best asthma prevention inhalers for runners?

What are the best asthma prevention inhalers for runners?

Depends: Some runners only need to use their rescue inhaler 20 mins before exercise. Others need to be on preventive inhalers. So it really depends on your type of asthma. ...Read more

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Best medication to treat asthma.

Best medication to treat asthma.

Inhaled Steroids: Inhaled steroids are the first meds to add after a rescue inhaler like salmeterol. Best to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What are the best asthma medications out there?

Depends: If your attacks are not regular and occur infrequent, you may only require a "rescue" inhaler. If they are frequent you may need a "controller" type. It would be up to your physician after taking your history and some non-invasive tests to determine which may be best for you.
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What is the best exercise to improve my asthma?

What is the best exercise to improve my asthma?

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: Asthma is triggered by too much exercise. Patients are advised to use their inhalers before running in gym to avoid the attack of asthma. ...Read more

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How could I best control my asthma without medicine?

Avoid triggers.: In general, desert climate is best for people with asthma. Dust filters, avoiding pets, avoiding crowds may decrease exposure to triggers. If none of this works, consider medications after all; they may prevent airway remodeling and development of emphysema in a setting of persistent uncontrolled asthma. ...Read more