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Can You Develop Asthma
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Testing: It's best to have a spirometry test while symptomatic as this can help confirm if wheezing is a result of bronchospasm. You can also have the test repeated 20 minutes after using a dose of a bronchodilator medicine to see how helpful they are in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ragweed hater: Ragweed, a weed that pollenates from mid august till later september, is a major cause of respiratory allergy symptoms in much of the usa. The extent and severity of symptoms is dependent upon amount of exposure, degree of sensitivity, organ system involvement, and response to treatment. Therefore symptoms can very from mild to potentially life threatening. ...Read more
No, but don't help: Benzos won't exacerbate the underlying medical condition, but because they tend to cause suppression of the respiratory center in the brain, they can make it harder for your body to respond optimally to it's internal compensatory mechanisms as well as to to medications. ...Read more
Depends...: It depends on the level of illness and the intended exercise. If you have a fever or if you have a significant cough and/or shortness of breath, you should hold off on exercising until the infection is resolving. If you have only mild cold symptoms perhaps light exercise might be ok. To be certain of what is right in your case, see your doctor who can advise you on when you can resume exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mild to death: If the asthma attack is mild , you may get over it on your own. If it is severe, you may die from it. It is always a good idea to check with your family doctor who will be able to get a more accurate history and likely obtain a lung function test on you to assess the severity of your disease this in turn will determine the type of treatment required. ...Read more
Not particularly: True asthma has a genetic component and will emerge over time.Most males that will have a significant form will be symptomatic by a year of age, and a respiratory infection may trigger a flare up. Croup as a common infectious syndrome can bring out asthma, but does not cause it. There are lots of wheezy asthma like problems in childhood that disappear as kids get older. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, seasonal/perennial allergies can definitely make breathing worse, especially if you have IgE or allergic induced asthma. Maximizing control of both upper and lower airways will keep you from progressing to a full blown exacerbation. See Allergist for further workup and evaluation to determine if you are suffering from asthma related symptoms. ...Read more
You decide: Any medicine strong enough to do good is strong enough to do bad.I recall one runway model who found an inhaler dulled her appetite. She died when the heart stimulating effect in the med caused a fatal rhythm.Using any med without proper monitoring is foolish, but adults often make that choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic Rhinitis: Idepends if your condition is due to allrgy to flowers and pollens chronic rhinitis can be caused due to 1 allergies which may be indoor like house dust or molds and outdoors like tree and plant pollens 2 vasomotor rhinitis not related to allergy 3 cold temperatures 4 certain foods and spices 5 drug side effects like some BP meds 6 deviated septom/large turbinates so only outdoor allergy will stop. ...Read more
Can you tell me if you have severe asthma could that make you more susceptible to pneumonia or anything?
Yes: There is evidence that asthmatics, particularly those who are not well controlled, may have an increased risk of pneumonia. If you suspect that you have pneumonia, because of fever or worsening of your asthma, please see your physician. A chest radiograph and lung function testing may be indicated. ...Read more
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