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Could allergy induced asthma turn in copd?

Could allergy induced asthma turn in copd?

Yes.: Uncontrolled persistent asthma causes airway remodeling that can slowly progress to emphysema (quicker in smokers and people with severe reflux). Treatment of underlying conditions can deter that from happening. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with cymbacort , I have COPD and mild asthma but am having some allergy symptoms right now?I also use rescue inhaler

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with cymbacort , I have COPD and  mild asthma but am having some allergy symptoms right now?I also use rescue inhaler

Yes, but: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an excellent antihistamine and works very well. However, the side effects (sedation, visual disturbances, dizziness when standing up to fast can be problematic). There are other antihistamines that have fewer side effects like Claritin which are more likely to not affect other medications you may be using. ...Read more

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Is it possible to 16 years old have copd. i smoke e cigaret 7 months maybe 20-40 puffs a day. ihave asthma and allergy . i have sore throat i hav quit?

Is it possible to 16 years old have copd. i smoke e cigaret 7 months maybe 20-40 puffs a day. ihave asthma and allergy . i have sore throat i hav quit?

Quitting is wise.: Yes, even a 16-year-old rarely can have COPD. One possible cause is alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, which also causes liver problems. However, your allergies and asthma seem to be enough to explain your COPD-like symptoms. Quitting tobacco (even e-cigarettes) is wise. Do not smoke or use vape. See a doctor for your allergies and asthma. There are good treatments available for allergies and asthma. ...Read more

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Can you have COPD when you're 27? This doesn't feel like asthma or allergies. I have every symptom of chronic hyperventilation syndrome.

Can you have COPD when you're 27? This doesn't feel like asthma or allergies. I have every symptom of chronic hyperventilation syndrome.

Unlikely: There is a rare inherited enzyme deficiency that can cause early onset COPD but patients are normally in their forties before they are affected. Chronic hyperventilation syndrome is different from copd. If you are having breathing difficulties you should see your doctor, some simple tests can be done to isolate what it is that you may have. ...Read more

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How do you differentiate between COPD and asthma? Can stress on top of asthma, allergies, and panic attacks cause copd? I have trouble exhaling fully.

How do you differentiate between COPD and asthma? Can stress on top of asthma, allergies, and panic attacks cause copd? I have trouble exhaling fully.

Reversibility: Asthma and COPD overlap however asthma shows reversible pft changes where the changes with COPD are more fixed. In addition COPD is a disease mostly of older people who have been smokers, asthma can affect anyone including young people and is often associated with a hx of allergies. In some patients the tow disease coexist. Stress/anxiety make both worse but do not "cause" copd. ...Read more

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I have allergy-induced asthma attack from my severe cat allergies, what do you recommend?

I have allergy-induced asthma attack from my severe cat allergies, what do you recommend?

Cat out of bdrm: Getting rid of the cat would be the best option but most people won't follow this advice. Thus the least you need to do is to keep the cat out of the bedroom and perhaps have a hepa filter in the bedroom . You need to consult an allergist to get desensitized to the cat and get the appropriate medications to control your asthma in the meanwhile. Vacuum and keep windows open often. ...Read more

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A family member has allergy induced pneumonia, is that contagious? I heard it was not. I have asthma and I am concerned.

A family member has allergy induced pneumonia, is that contagious? I heard it was not.  I have asthma and I am concerned.

Molds?: Do you mean hypersensitivity pneumonitis which can be caused by an immune reaction to molds or an occupational exposure? Allergy otherwise does not cause pneumonia. If the pneumonia is not caused by a virus or bacteria, it is not transmitted to another person. But if you are also exposed to the same environment, your risk of developing pneumonitis is somewhat higher ...Read more

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What to do if I have allergy induced asthma I am 20 yrs old my symptoms only act up when my allergies do?

Allergist: See an allergist to accurately determine the allergies that are the triggers. This information can be very helpful in determining a good treatment plan including avoidance, meds and immunotherapy (i.e. allergy shots) - these can be very effective for allergic asthma and nasal allergies. ...Read more

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I have allergy induced Asthma and NOT true Asthma. How can or what should i do to avoid or prevent it. Please elaborate on best treatment.

Avoid allergens: Avoid what triggers your asthma. Speak with your doctor about getting an inhalant. Consider allergy testing, allergy shots or antihistamines to control the allergies before it goes to the asthma. Happy breathing!! ...Read more

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Hi! I have allergy induced asthma. I'm currently taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 24 to mask symptoms, but i'm finding the allergies still instigate my asthma. Any help?

Hi! I have allergy induced asthma. I'm currently taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 24 to mask symptoms, but i'm finding the allergies still instigate my asthma. Any help?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for asthma: Zyrtec (cetirizine) will not treat asthma. If you have asthma triggered by allergies you need specific asthma treatments see your doctor. You may need to get some additional asthma controller therapy such as steroid inhalers. Allergy immunotherapy can help to control allergies that trigger asthma. In addition for more severe allergic asthma xolair injections are available. ...Read more

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Emts thought my allergy induced asthma attack was a panic attack, could this be true?

Maybe: Did you have a thorough medical assessment ? There could sometimes be a mix of symptoms. Since there may be some overlap in sxs - a concentrated eval is the best way to distinguish. ...Read more

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Went to dr for coughing. Gave me advair, patanase, cheratussin. He said it was allergy induced asthma.Taking allegranothing helping drip yet?

Went to dr for coughing. Gave me advair, patanase, cheratussin. He said it was allergy induced asthma.Taking allegranothing helping drip yet?

Nasal drip: If you have given this medication tegu mine several days to work, then you may ask your physician if you may need a nasal steroid to assist with the drip. ...Read more

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Occasionally when allergy is high i get mild SOB and some light wheezing. Asmanex VS. Singulair (montelukast). Which one is better to treat Allergy induced Asthma.

Occasionally  when allergy is high i get mild SOB and some light wheezing. Asmanex VS. Singulair (montelukast). Which one is better to treat Allergy induced Asthma.

Depends : Montelukast (Singulair (montelukast)) works well in some patients, but inhaled steroids (Asmanex is one of several) are more reliably effective, in general. Singulair (montelukast) has the advantage of helping nasal and eye allergies, too. Always start with a emergency inhaler like albuterol first. All three are prescription; discuss side effects w/ provider. ...Read more

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Suddenly, at 37, I have allergy induced asthma. I was prescribed ProAir. I take Toprol 50mgs for HBP & SVT. I'm afraid to use the inhaler. Any advice?

Suddenly, at 37, I have allergy induced asthma. I was prescribed ProAir. I take Toprol 50mgs for HBP & SVT. I'm afraid to use the inhaler. Any advice?

Ideas: Have you gained any weight over the last several months? Since you have hypertension and SVT, it does make me wonder about sleep apnea being significant. In any event, if you are overweight, it would make me wonder about gastroesophageal reflux which could present as cough or asthma. It is felt that as many as 50% of cases of adult-onset asthma are tied to reflux. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as allergy induced asthma? Or even exercise induced asthma? I get extremely tired (out of breath)working out but worse recently

Is there a such thing as allergy induced asthma? Or even  exercise induced asthma? I get extremely tired (out of breath)working out but worse recently

Both are real: allergic asthma and exercise induced asthma, better get checked, more important though is to make sure as well, you don't have a heart problem or not anemic, good luck ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a pregnant woman take benadryl/antihistamine to treat an allergic reaction or help allergy induced asthma?

Would it be possible that a pregnant woman take benadryl/antihistamine to treat an allergic reaction or help allergy induced asthma?

Yes & No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered safe in pregnancy & may be used to treat allergic conditions like allergic rhinitis or hives. Antihistamines like Benadryl are not effective for itching not associated with a rash. This can be due to pregnancy-related liver problems. Talk to your OB about that. Benadryl is also not effective for asthma. There are safe asthma drugs to use while pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a nose allergy or nasal polyps cause exercise-induced asthma?

Can a nose allergy or nasal polyps cause exercise-induced asthma?

Allergies and asthma: Nasal allergies have been demonstrated to be a trigger for asthma in general. Nasal polyps can occur secondary to allergies but can also occur on their own. They too are linked to asthma. Semper's triad consists of nasal polyps, asthma and Aspirin allergy. ...Read more

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How often can I take the fluticasone nasal spray? I took one spray this am in each nostril. It really helps w my allergy induced asthma.

How often can I take the fluticasone nasal spray? I took one spray this am in each nostril. It really helps w my allergy induced asthma.

2 sprays each nostri: The usual dose is 2 sprays each nostril once daily. Potentially better control of the nasal symptoms may improve asthma but the effects are variable. ...Read more

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Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.

Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.

Allergic help: You will definitely need to speak with your physician about this. Other alternatives include the short acting chlorphenamine (chlortrimetron), sold over the counter. There are prescription medications - xyzal, singulair, xopenex, (levalbuterol) Flonase and more. Ultimately - make sure you speak with your physician about this, since the medications you have tried so far are not providing relief for you. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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