Top
10
Doctor insights on: Does Having A Pet In The Home Cause Adult Asthma

Share
1

1
Can asthma be caused by smoking around the child or adult?

Can asthma be caused by smoking around the child or adult?

Yes: Absolutely! the question asks about "second-hand" smoking, which can certainly cause asthma. However, even "third-hand" smoking where the smoke toxins are carried in hair, clothing, skin, etc. Can cause asthma. That means even going outside for a smoke and coming back in without the cigarette can still put loved-ones at risk! smoking is a very selfish and inconsiderate act. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Sue Ferranti
2,965 doctors shared insights

Asthma (Definition)

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


2

2
Is it possible I have developed adult asthma? What could cause this?

Yes: Asthma can occur at any age unfortunately. Causes are varied. I would to to your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

3

3
Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening. ...Read more

4

4
How do you clean your home without being exposed to allergens that causes your asthma to get worse?

How do you clean your home without being exposed to allergens that causes your asthma to get worse?

Respiratory protect: First, don't use noxious chemicals in closed spaces, second, wear an n95 mask or other adequate face mask to keep dust out of you airway, and third, don't wait so long to clean. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Asthmatics: how to clean your home without being expose to allergens that causes your asthma to get bad?

Asthmatics: how to clean your home without being expose to allergens that causes your asthma to get bad?

Use HEPA filters: Good vacuum cleaners have a hepa filter in their exhaust line to remove allergens before they get kicked up in the air; you should get a vacuum cleaner of this type. Wearing a dust mask while you clean, and a carbon-filter mask if your asthma is triggered by fumes from cleaning chemicals, will help as well. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

GERD: Most cases of Gastro-esophageal reflux are due to the loose sphincter at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach. This allows some the gastric secretions to get up to the upper aero-digestive tract and this can trigger cough and even wheezing. In some of these cases with the reflux is properly treated the asthma symptoms can also improve ...Read more

8

8
What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

Possible stridor..: If there is a high-pitched sound when you inhale, this could be stridor which is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. You need to see a doctor asap; if you are short of breath, go to the er. If this is stridor, it could lead to upper airway obstruction, which can be life-threatening. Get to a doctor today for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

9

9
Does anyone have a home remedy that works on oral thrush, caused by the asthma medicine advair?

Does anyone have a home remedy that works on oral thrush, caused by the asthma medicine advair?

No...: You need an anti-fungal treatment and there are oral losenges that work well. They require a prescription so see your doctor for treatment. The best way to avoid this in the future is to rinse your mouth and spit it out after every use of the advair. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Hyper reactive airway issues or adult onset asthma 29 yr w/m no previous issues can't find cause or treatment to get out of distress? Please help!

Specialist: About 20% of all adult onset asthma is occupationally triggered. Recent infections can trigger ongoing lung problems that may be difficult to treat. An asthma specialist either allergist or pulmonologist can provide a thorough evaluation to assist in finding the diagnosis and correct treatment. ...Read more

Young Health (Definition)

Young Health ...Read more


Old Health (Definition)

Old Health ...Read more