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Could Anorexia Have A Part In An Asthma Attack
Not directly: Anorexia nervosa has not been associated with causing or inciting asthma attacks, but certainly a patient suffering from both is vulnerable to the consequences of asthma. Late stage anorexia often results in arrhythmias, dilated cardiomyopathy, and etc, making death from an asthma attack more likely. Further, i doubt an anorexic would take Prednisone willingly, again worsening risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not really: If you are having symptoms due to an asthma flare up, the best strategy would be to use a rescue inhaler/nebulization treatment such as albuterol for quick relief of symptoms. If you continue to have frequent symptoms that recur more than 2 times per week or have frequent night-time symptoms, then you may also require a daily controller medication such as inhaled steroids as well. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Could i really have been only getting 6% oxygen when in coma when i was a kid due to asthma attack? Could it have been 60%, not 6%?
Help: Advanced life support medics will provide supplemental oxygen and nebulizer treatments with albuterol (+/-atrovent), possibly steroid dose and possibly Epinephrine injection. They may assist the breathing of the patient as well, depending on how severely ill he/she is on arrival. Then transport patient to er. ...Read more
My partner took one sugar tablet of the pill for first time in years. Also ha asthma, 6 hours later has had an asthma attack could they be connected?
Probably not: It is doubtful that they are related. ...Read more
Possibly....: If an asthmatic has a dust allergy, then a day of exposure to dust mites could lead to an asthma exacerbation. And, if an asthma exacerbation is already underway, then exposure to dust mites in a sensitive asthmatic could certainly worsen the exacerbation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have normal o2 sats during an asthma attack? What do o2 sats look like during anaphylaxis? What could wheezing w/normal o2 sats be?
One at a time please: Yes, it's possible to have normal o2 sats during a mild asthma attack. The o2 sats during an anaphylactic reaction will get worse as the reaction progresses, unless it's stopped by appropriate medical care. Wheezing with normal o2 sats happens when for many reasons: could be mild bronchiolitis/bronchitis, mild asthma, a foreign body in the airway, could be something else mistaken for wheezing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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