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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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I had bad asthma when i was a very young child from 1-4 I am now 17. I am wondering if it would be okay for me to smoke e-cigarettes.?

I had bad asthma when i was a very young child from 1-4 I am now 17. I am wondering if it would be okay for me to smoke e-cigarettes.?

NO: There are chemicals in the e-cigarettes and we do not know what the effects of these chemicals are. And with a history of asthma it is even more of a reason to not use the e-cigarette. ...Read more

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I have asthma but I have developed a really nasty cough i smoke cigarettes often but i haven't in two days i woke up this morning with sore throat?

A cold: You may just have a viral infection but keep staying off smoking regardless. You can do without it for 2 days so you should be able to get off it altogether. Remember that catching a cold often worsens your asthma. ...Read more

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I've been short of breath lately, i smoke cigarettes and have asthma. I've also been clearing my throat a lot lately too. Could it be cancer related?

I've been short of breath lately, i smoke cigarettes and have asthma.  I've also been clearing my throat  a lot lately too. Could it be cancer related?

Unlikely: While you are at increased risk for lung cancer due to your smoking, you likely are experiencing the direct effects of smoking. Your ability to clear secretions is impaired directly from smoking and you are most likely having to clear your throat more frequently because of that reason. A chest x-ray would be a reasonable option. Your symptoms may resolve if you were to quit smoking. ...Read more

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Can weed affect your asthma worse than cigarettes?

Can weed affect your asthma worse than cigarettes?

CHOOSE YOUR POISON !: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & ^ in sputum production. ...Read more

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I was wondering are e-cigarettes harmful to asthma sufferer?

I was wondering are e-cigarettes harmful to asthma sufferer?

Jury out for now: However, do not be fooled that these are harmless. They are still satisfying your nicotine addiction. Perhaps down the road you may be out of e cigs and revert back to regular ones. I know its tough (I went through it myself) but cold turkey ( and it does hurt) is the only way. GOOD LUCK ...Read more

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Can vapor cigarettes affect asthma?

A Hooka?: Do you mean a nicotine e-cigarette or inhaling tobacco via a hooka? The nicotine would not affect the asthma much if at all but I am not aware that this has been studied. ...Read more