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How to detect asthma symptoms and treatment for frequent chapped bleeding lips?

How to detect asthma symptoms and treatment for frequent chapped bleeding lips?

Unclear question.: These are not related conditions. However nasal blockage from allergic rhinitis can lead to chapped bleeding lips from mouth-breathing and/or lip-licking. ...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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My period is 18 days late and I usually have a regular cycle. I am also getting asthma symptoms that I haven't had in years. Could the two be related?

My period is 18 days late and I usually have a regular cycle. I am also getting asthma symptoms that I haven't had in years. Could the two be related?

Not related: Asthma flare ups do not typically have an impact on menstrual cycles unless it was triggered by an infection, or if you are using oral steroids to control it. A more common cause of a late period would be pregnancy. ...Read more

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Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?

Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?

Mgt: You may want to consider using an inhaled steroid and the Albuterol as needed if these medications control your asthma. You can also take an oral steroid for a short period of time. The combination medication has a longer acting medication. A follow up appointment: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Need an evaluation: You can have different infections from different locations of the globe. It would be wise to see your physician . There are certain illnesses in Europe they're not present here yet. ...Read more

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Am I having asthma symptoms if I can't seem to run as far as I used to run?

Am I having asthma symptoms if I can't seem to run as far as I used to run?

Review Action Plan: If you have been diagnosed with asthma in the past review your action plan. You should have, depending on the type of asthma you have, different types of medications. One type help with the swelling of the airway and another type acts as a quick action bronchodilator that relieves symptoms rapidly but does not prevent them . See if anything in your life has changed or if there are any allergies. ...Read more

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If I don't have asthma, why am I having exercise induced asthma symptoms?

Depends: This would depend on whether you exercise induced symptoms are truly asthma related or not. If the symptoms happen within moments to minutes of starting exercise, they are not asthma symptoms but rather vocal cord dysfunction, which would require an evaluation by a pulmonologist regardless; if the symptoms start within 15-20 minutes then they may be related to exercise-induced asthma. ...Read more

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I have the asthma symptoms and problems, but my doctor isn't saying officially asthma, just bronchitis?

I have the asthma symptoms and problems, but my doctor isn't saying officially asthma, just bronchitis?

For it to be asthma.: ...It has to be recurrent, and reversible. If it happened once or twice, and is not responding to albuterol too well, it isn't acting like asthma. ...Read more

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Should i see my doctor, been having asthma symptoms for about 2 weeks, taking saba 2-4 times a day but symptoms only mild, don't want to waste doctors?

Should i see my doctor, been having asthma symptoms for about 2 weeks, taking saba 2-4 times a day but symptoms only mild, don't want to waste doctors?

Yes: Doctors are professionals trained to evaluate and treat your health problems. Part of thisis diagnosing the problem, managing the treatment and watching fo response to treatment. An saba generally should not ne used more than twice a week as a routine (there are times you are sick and may need it several times a day). It does not treat asthma, only relieves symptoms for a short time. ...Read more

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Can diet help with asthma symptoms? If so how?

Can diet help with asthma symptoms? If so how?

May help: Diets high in vitamin c (may affect inflammation) can be helpful and new evidence shows vitamin d is important for inhaled corticosteroid inhalers to be more effective. While diet can help, it is just a part of management that also includes quick relief medication, avoiding allergens and other triggers, daily controller medication (for persistent asthma), influenza vaccine, smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any good way to help asthma symptoms?

Can you tell me of any good way to help asthma symptoms?

Absolutely: First of all you must be tested and diagnosed with asthma. This is a simple office test your physician can perform. Your history of attacks including frequency and severity care important Recognizing those things that trigger an attack like animal dander, pollen etc must be avoided (if possible) reducing exposure to these triggers can be very beneficial to your condition. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Do exercise asthma symptoms still occur in humid conditions?

Do exercise asthma symptoms still occur in humid conditions?

Yes: They can occur in increased humidity. Keep you rescue meds available for any flares. ...Read more

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How big a temperature change is needed to initiate asthma symptoms?

How big a temperature change is needed to initiate asthma symptoms?

Asthma: Asthmatic symptoms may be triggered by a drop in air temperature or a change in humidity as well, but there is no set limit or threshold when these symptoms occur owing to differences in different asthmatic patients. ...Read more

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Do asthma symptoms get better or get worse then a thunderstorm rolls in?

Do asthma symptoms get better or get worse then a thunderstorm rolls in?

Depends: There has been report that thunderstorm often triggers asthma exacerbation presumably related to the increase mold count (alternaria) it generates. The question is less clear for those who are not allergic to this mold. I am unaware of any report finding that this improves asthma. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for asthma symptoms? What is ther helpful infomration on asthma?

What are some home remedies for asthma symptoms? What is ther helpful infomration on asthma?

Asthma: Unfortunately asthma can be a very serious disease. Patients who have shortness of breath, cough, or chest tightness more than a few times per week really need to be on medications that suppress the inflammation in the lungs. These are very safe medications with minimal side effects. People who rarely have symptoms can get away with a simple "rescue inhaler" that opens the airways briefly. ...Read more

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Can cinnamon make asthma symptoms worse?

Possbly: Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis to a variety of spices have been reported and usually affect adults. In a french study, allergy to spices was estimated to account for approximately 2 percent of adults with food allergic reactions, and was rare in children. If you have asthma symptoms with cinnamon then i would avoid this spice. ...Read more

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Hey docs, what home remedies relieve asthma symptoms?

Hey docs, what home remedies relieve asthma symptoms?

Not many: Outside of reducing your exposure to "triggers" like animal dander, pollen, dut mites, etc., there really aren't any home remedies that are as effective as the rescue and controller inhalers we use today. Talk over your condition with your physician. Natural and home remedies are nice, but they are often no substitute. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does anything bad happen if someone uses an asthma inhaler for a cold, but didn't have asthma symptoms then?

Does anything bad happen if someone uses an asthma inhaler for a cold, but didn't have asthma symptoms then?

Were you coughing?: A rescue inhaler, no. If taken appropriately and it gave you relief within 5-10 minutes, this means you probably had some bronchitis.If it didn't have any effect and you stopped taking it, it didn't damage your lungs or heart. Now, don't keep taking other peoples medication. Especially, not maintenance inhalers. See your doctor and to determine if you need some prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Can running improve lung capacity and reduce asthma symptoms?

Yes and no: Running improves stamina and lung function but is not an asthma treatment. Running can cause an asthma attack but can be prevented by use of an inhaler prior to running. ...Read more

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