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Eating Strawberries Trigger Asthma
Possibly: Though allergies are a common trigger for asthma attacks, food allergies are not as commonly linked as inhaled allergens like animal dander or pollution. Often, people with allergies are allergic to more than 1 allergen. Perhaps this is you case and investigating other possibilities with your physician cam be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
Absolutely: Yes, one can have what are known as "exacerbations, " when the symptoms of asthma get worse. These are often triggered by exposure to smoke (e.G, cigarettes, wood smoke, etc.), molds, environmental allergens (e.g., pollen) or simply by exercising and increasing the workload on the lungs. ...Read more
Depends: In childhood it is often the presence of inflammation from any of a number of infectious agents, often viral. Only 5% are thought related to allergy triggers but these can aggravate any compromised kid. As they age, the pattern may change. Exercise triggered events are common in the teen years but this pattern seems to fade in adulthood. ...Read more
Many: The most common triggers in the home are animal dander, dust mites, smoke (tobacco) polution, molds and assorted others. Ideally you can fous in on the particular trigger but this is often difficult to say the least. Removing carpeting ; rugs is a start as well as keeping cats and dogs out of your bedroom. Dust mites can be controlled in your bedroom by using special mattress covers. Air purifiers. ...Read more
Allegens & irritiant: Allergens: house dust mites, animal danders, mold spores, pollens & sometimes foods. Irritants: cigarette smoke, wood & barbecue smoke, poorly-burning gas stoves, heaters, furnaces & hot water heaters, smog, diesel exhausts, pesticides, fragrance. For asthma these physical triggers: cold air, exercise, laughter, stress, and respiratory infections, especially viral respiratory infections. ...Read more
Diary: I would not recommend that you simply "explore" on your own, specially if the symptoms are severe. Keeping a detailed diary on patterns of flareups, should help you identify what may be your triggers. Keep in mind that some of the most common are: allergens like pollen, dust mites, mold, pets, and exercising. Allergy testing would also help. ...Read more
Can you develop new asthma triggers to things that have never bothered you before, such as things in your home?
I have asthma but it triggers very rarely. From past 2 days I am having hard time during time night due to asthma. Please suggest how to calm it down?
Asthma: If you don't already have an albuterol inhaler then call your doctors office to get one. This is a "rescue" inhaler to open you airways for a short time. It will help in the short term but is not the entire answer to your issue. You should also make an appt with your doctor to discuss if there might be a trigger for this you can avoid an also to consider at least for awhile a "controller" med ...Read more
Yes: About 60% of asthma is "allergic asthma." this is asthma that can be aggravated by environmental allergies (e.g. Dust mite or cat dander or ragweed). About 40% of asthma is "non-allergic." common triggers of non-allergic asthma include exercise, cold air, respiratory infections, or emotion. ...Read more
Not uncommon.: Sometimes a viral infection can trigger this...or it is possible to develop seasonal or other allergies, even if they weren't there when younger. There are other lung conditions that can mimic asthma, so just be sure you've discussed this with your doctor or a pulmonologist or allergist. ...Read more
There is study showing that people swimming in chlorinated pool are more likely to get asthma exacerbation. Thus the longer the exposure, the more likely the asthma. Extreme athletes may also get bronchospasm (not officially classified as asthma but behaves like one) during very vigorous exercise.
I presume that your asthma is under control otherwise. ...Read more
Viruses, Dry Air: Dry cabin air can make the lining of your nose & throat more vulnerable to infection & your bronchial tubes more sensitive. Hydrating with extra water may help. Viral infections are passed by contact. Wash hands with soap & water after visiting the lavatory. Consider cleaning armrests & tray tables with a disposable towelette. Fatigue increases asthma risk - get as much rest as possible. ...Read more
I already had 6 days cough, and I still don't get better even I'm taking medications and im afraid it triggers my asthma if can't be treated. Help!?
It may trigger!:
Good evening, juliean
respiratory infections can trigger an asthma attack. Most respiratory infections are due to some viral infections, in which case you will get better without any antibiotics. Bacterial infections which require an antibiotic usually make you feel feverish. An aggressive treatment of symptoms of asthma such as use of inhalers may prevent triggering an asthma attack. ...Read more
Is a eucalyptus sauna safe for asthma. I haven't had an attack since I was six and can do high intensity exercises without my asthma being triggered.
Likely OK: If you don't have active asthma, you'll likely be fine. But be aware, you can never tell what may set off "asthmatic" lungs. It's possible that the "vaporized" eucalyptus oil may irritate your lungs and set off an asthma flare. If the heat of a sauna alone could do this. So just be aware and vigilant and you should be fine. Best of luck. ...Read more
How is asthma being diagnosed? What are the tests done to find the trigger of the asthma? How can we rate how servere is the asthma? Cure for asthma?
PFTs/ symptoms: Asthma is DX based on a history, intermittent shortness of breath/wheezing) and exam findings that show intermittent airway obstruction. This can be confirmed by pulmonary function tests (breathing tests). Asthma may not have specific triggers, but allergy testing, history and exercise tests can look for allergic or exercise related triggers. Many good inhaled medicines to control, no cure. ...Read more
Triggers...: There can be triggers for asthma exacerbation including allergic triggers, infectious triggers, environmental triggers, etc. Sometimes, an allergist can verify asthma triggers in an individual patient. Some triggers can be avoided once identified. See your doctor to identify your triggers! ...Read more
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