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Bronchitis or asthma: how do you know which one your young child is suffering from?

Bronchitis or asthma:  how do you know which one your young child is suffering from?

Bronchitis = asthma: Adults who smoked develop chronic bronchitis. In children acute bronchitis is usually coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing with a viral respiratory infection (vri). In this case the lungs are over reacting to the irritation of the vri and over reactive/hper-reactive airways is the hallmark of asthma. Children who repeatedly get "bronchitis" probably have a mild form of asthma. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


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How will I know if my child has mild asthma?

How will I know if my child has mild asthma?

Depends on symptoms: Depending on their age, children with asthma will have coughing, wheezing, and/or shortness of breath triggered by viral infections, exercise or allergic exposures. Younger children predominantly have colds that always "goes to their chest". If your child is already known to have asthma, mild persistent asthma is defined as symptoms or use of rescue inhaler > 2x per week, but not daily. ...Read more

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Had mild asthma as far as im aware since child. Cardio gave me bisoprolol 1.25mg. I never use blue inhaler hardly just brown to be sure. Is this safe?

Had mild asthma as far as im aware since child. Cardio gave me bisoprolol 1.25mg.  I never use blue inhaler hardly just brown to be sure. Is this safe?

Betablocker & asthma: It shouldn't cause any problem with your likely intermittent asthma so it should be safe for you to take this medication. Bisoprolol that you are taking is at a very low dose. Plus it is a newer type of beta blocker that does not affect the airway system much. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have mild asthma?

How do I know if I have mild asthma?

Testing and history: If by "mild asthma" you mean it does not occur frequently, this may be what is called intermittent asthma. However, to rule out any other respiratory conditions, you should see your family physician, give a good history of the attack frequency, what you were doing when it happened, family historey of asthma, etc. You may also take a spirometry test (breathing test) that can rule out other condition. ...Read more

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Are there any remedies for mild asthma?

Are there any remedies for mild asthma?

Yes: Most importantly, you should avoid what triggers your asthma and you may not need any medication at all. If you have allergies or acid reflux, treating that will help your asthma tremendously. You can use an albuterol inhaler as needed, or if you don't want prescription medicine you can use herbal or chinese medicine. ...Read more

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Could I still be a marine with mild asthma?

Could I still be a marine with mild asthma?

Asthma: "Asthma (493), including reactive airway disease, exercise-induced bronchospasm or asthmatic bronchitis, reliably diagnosed and symptomatic after the 13th birthday, is disqualifying. Reliable diagnostic criteria may include any of the following elements: substantiated history of cough, wheeze, chest tightness, and/or dyspnea that persists or recurs over a prolonged period of time, generally more > ...Read more

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Can I still get into the army with very mild asthma?

Can I still get into the army with very mild asthma?

Is it really asthma?: The military is very sensitive about asthma but there are many people who think they have asthma that don't really. If interested in the military it would be good to discuss with a lung doctor how sure they are of the diagnosis. In mild cases a bronchoprovocation test with either methacholine or exercise could answer the question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could still be a marine with mild asthma?

Can you tell me if i could still be a marine with mild asthma?

USMC Induction: see: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/lungs.htm "Asthma (493), including reactive airway disease, exercise-induced bronchospasm or asthmatic bronchitis, reliably diagnosed and symptomatic after the 13th birthday, is disqualifying. Reliable diagnostic criteria may include any of the following elements: substantiated history of cough, wheeze, chest tightness, and/or dyspnea that ...Read more

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How do I deal with mild asthma attacks during night Thanks in advance?

First...: The first thing you need to make sure about is that you have a rescue inhaler(albuterol for example) in order to deal with events. If they are becoming very frequent you will need an inhaled steroid which will keep the inflammation associated with asthma under control. In order to get those you will need to see your doctor. If you experience significant trouble breathing you need to go to the ER. ...Read more

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How to control mild asthma.Dr gave me foracort 200 for 2 months is it ok?

Yes: Should be fine. It is long acting, and used twice a day take care of your symptoms. If you break through notify your doctor. ...Read more