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Could eating sushi cause an asthma attack?

Could eating sushi cause an asthma attack?

Sure: If you are allergic to fish, or some ingredient in one of the rolls, or there is a perfumed customer next to you... ...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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Can cat allergies cause an asthma attack?

Can cat allergies cause an asthma attack?

Yes: Cat allergy seems to be particularly potent for triggering asthma symptoms in patients with cat allergy + asthma. ...Read more

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Can exercising too much or too hard cause an asthma attack?

Can exercising too much or too hard cause an asthma attack?

Yes: Some asthma sufferers can have attacks brought on by exercise. You should always have your rescue inhaler with you. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a hamster cause an asthma attack or trigger some asthma symptoms?

Would it be possible that a hamster cause an asthma attack or trigger some asthma symptoms?

Certainly possible: Some people's asthma is triggered by allergens in the air. While you may not be allergic to the hamster itself, you may be allergic to the material in its bedding. Monitor your symptoms and see when they are worse. If it's only when cleaning the cage, you may be able to where a simple mask or try changing the bedding material. If it's bad all the time though, may want to find him a new home. ...Read more

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Can CS gas cause an asthma attack for somebody with mild asthma? Atleast the odds of it?

Can CS gas cause an asthma attack for somebody with mild asthma? Atleast the odds of it?

Yes.: Asthma may be triggered by a large variety of things- allergy, irritants, internal chemistry, medications, etc. Individuals will find individual triggers. ...Read more

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If you are sleeping and you wake up and have an asthma attack, what could have caused that?

If you are sleeping and you wake up and have an asthma attack, what could have caused that?

Night: Asthma attacks are known to happen at 4 am due to increase bronchial tone at night. You should consider taking your asthma control medication regularly and keep albuterol inh at bedside. If you have these night time symptoms regularly please d/w your physician, . ...Read more

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Can plants cause asthma attack?

Can plants cause asthma attack?

Asthma: If you are allergic to pollen yes you can have asthma from certain pollenating plants, see an allergist and determine what your triggers are to know what to avoid. ...Read more

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Blue inhaler stopped an 'asthma' attack but my pharmacist says bronchiospasms can be caused by stress without having asthma. Is this true?

Blue inhaler stopped an 'asthma' attack but my pharmacist says bronchiospasms can be caused by stress without having asthma. Is this true?

Maybe: Extreme stress and anxiety can make u wheeze. However, have urself checked out by a physician to make sure what could be the problem. Allergies are a trigger of asthma and I notice u have been using Flonase. Asthma can start at any age and the key to diagnosis is RECURRENCE. By going to a lung specialist you can have lung studies which can make things clearer. ...Read more

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What causes an asthma attack?

What causes an asthma attack?

Many triggers: Asthma starts with inflammation of the airways. That inflammation can be triggered by many exposures, such as allergies, infections, and weather changes. Irritants like cigarette smoke and dust can also start an asthma attack. Exercise for many people can also cause symptoms. In the last few years, acid reflux has been recognized as a cause for asthma. Avoiding & controlling these prevents attacks. ...Read more

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Can asthma attack cause fast heart beat?

Can asthma attack cause fast heart beat?

Usually none: In otherwise young healthy individuals (no heart disease) the increased heart rate that can occur during an asthma attack or be related to treating an asthma attack (albuterol inhaler), will resolve on its own and not lead to heart problems. If the heartbeat, is irregular (skipping beats), associated with palpitations or greater than 180 beats per minutes, a heart doctor should be involved. ...Read more

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4 yr old has asthma. Was exposed to smoke & couldn't quit coughing. She coughed up blood. Wat causes the blood? Is that considered an asthma attack?

4 yr old has asthma. Was exposed to smoke & couldn't quit coughing. She coughed up blood. Wat causes the blood? Is that considered an asthma attack?

Asthma yes: A bad asthma attack that caused the body to cough, cough, cough. When someone coughs that much you can get a year in the esophagus that causes the blood. It is scary but not dangerous and it heals well by itself. ...Read more

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Can certain foods cause a full-blown asthma attack; not, however an Ige-mediated reaction. Mostly just shortness of breath that is asthma-like?

Can certain foods cause a full-blown asthma attack; not, however an Ige-mediated reaction. Mostly just shortness of breath that is asthma-like?

Unlikely: This would be unlikely unless there is some type of aspiration event. When there is aspiration of liquid food we have a reflex to shut off the upper airway. This usually results in difficulty breathing in, coughing, talking and respiratory distress. It would not last as long as a typical asthma attach. Acid reflux can give a sensation of shortness of breath ...Read more

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My child has one asthma attack caused by allergy and she will be received a vaccine for it. Can this vaccine kill asthma for ever?

My child has one asthma attack caused by allergy and she will be received a vaccine for it. Can this vaccine kill asthma for ever?

Confusing question: There exists no vaccine for an allergy that I know of, although allergy shots sometimes help with the allergy. Although chest tightening and wheezing during a severe allergy event, the injection is adrenalin, not a vaccine. Families carry the drug with them for future attacks in this situation. Not all that wheezes is asthma, especially in kids. I would try to clarify what went on. This is confusing ...Read more

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Earlier today I started choking, trying to cough it up triggered an asthma attack now, hours later coughing causes terrible pain to shoot down my arms?

Earlier today I started choking, trying to cough it up triggered an asthma attack now, hours later coughing causes terrible pain to shoot down my arms?

Needs an evaluation: It is common for asthma to be triggered by aspiration into the airway. A coughing spell may induce chest pain. However, if the pain is shooting down the left arm, more serious underlying causes such as the pain from heart needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Cn asthma attack cause vomitting? I also hv severe diarrhea frm 2 mnths. Bt my diarrhea is bettr my doc gav me antidepressant. I cnt keep nythng down.

Cn asthma attack cause vomitting? I also hv severe diarrhea frm 2 mnths. Bt my diarrhea is bettr my doc gav me antidepressant. I cnt keep nythng down.

Yes but: Though asthma may cause vomiting, your history over the past 2 months is more lokely the cause. I turst your physician has discussed thsi issue with you and and chosen a partciular course of action (gi motility problem?). ...Read more

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My husband is having a moderate asthma attack. It was caused by a toilet deodorizer. Can I give him benadryl (diphenhydramine)? He also had a fever and nose is stuffed.

My husband is having a moderate asthma attack. It was caused by a toilet deodorizer. Can I give him benadryl (diphenhydramine)? He also had a fever and nose is stuffed.

Moderate?: Difficult decision. Mild would be easy - so would severe. It should be okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) unless he has a hx of bad reaction to it. But, if there is any doubt - see a doctor. A bad asthma attack can be hard to treat and is good to avoid. It sounds like he doesn't have meds on hand. For the future, an inhaler might be good to have on hand. Hope it goes well. ...Read more

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Does eating something really cold like ice help to stop or prevent an asthma attack?

No: Cold air, eating cold ice will exacerbate your asthma and can initiate an asthma attack. Warm and humid environment improve the health of your airway. ...Read more

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Could anorexia have a part in an asthma attack?

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 more

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Could you tell me what happens if you call an ambulance for an asthma attack?

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

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Could I die if I have an asthma attack and I fall asleep?

Could I die if I have an asthma attack and I fall asleep?

Yes/No: Most people will not sleep during a severe asthma attack.
Yes asthma can be fatal if a severe attack. One may fall asleep if the carbon dioxide goes up and you fatigue your muscles. Rare but can happen. Maintain good asthma control. ...Read more

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Could consuming somethin really cold like ice help to stop or prevent an asthma attack?

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

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Could an asthma attack get worse after a day of exposure to dust mites?

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 more

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How badly could an asthma attack be?

How badly could an asthma attack be?

It can be bad: Asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory disease and can present with acute attack of asthma which can be mild, moderate or severe
Patients with Asthma often carry resque inhalers with them and are trained to use them when they get an acute attack and some acute attacks are so severe that those patients end up admitted to hospital for treatment
Most can be and are controlled at home these days ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Asthma Exacerbation In Children (Definition)

A condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes ...Read more