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My 10 month old has asthma. How common is death from asthma complications? :(

My 10 month old has asthma. How common is death from asthma complications? :(

? mislabeled ?: About 70% of what acts like asthma in infants and toddlers is gone by age 3-5 and I can only remember 1 case of true asthma I labeled at that age in 3+ decades.Most are asthma-like infection triggered conditions,and many pulmonologists won't use the label in kids until>1yr and wheeze without infection.All need to be monitored and treated, I've never had an asthma death,ever, but cam close in one. ...Read more

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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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Can salmeterol cause asthma complications?

Can salmeterol cause asthma complications?

Controversial: Salmeterol like albuterol carry black box warnings about increased risk of death in asthma. Most lung doctors feel that using these alone may convince patients that their controller medicines (inhaled steroids) aren't needed and this is the real cause of trouble so we don't use long acting bronchodilators outside of fixed combination therapy. ...Read more

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I have asthma and am having pain on my list right lob of my lung's with cough?

I have asthma and am having pain on my list right lob of my lung's with cough?

See doctor: This may be from uncontrolled asthma and i note that none of the drugs you are taking is considered an asthma controlled drug. I am always concerned when a patient complains of chest pain especially when unilateral. I urge you to contact your doctor now and a chest x-ray may well be in order to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more

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(pulmonary emphysema ) considered as one of the (asthma ) complications, how ?!

(pulmonary emphysema ) considered as one of the (asthma ) complications, how ?!

No, not really: Emphysema is destruction of lung tissue, most often due to smoking. It typically is not a "complication" of asthma. Now, asthma can cause lung problems, but emphysema is typically not one of them. ...Read more

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Is being on symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for asthma for 7 years but on off has bad effects and how can I stop using it without complications?I seldom get any attacks now

Is being on symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for asthma for 7 years but on off has bad effects and how can I stop using it without complications?I seldom get any attacks now

Bad effects?: If you mean sore throats or throat infections, this is caused by the Budesonide in the symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) (a cortisone). This is common with inhaled cortisones. If you mean jittreriness, getting "hyper" or similar things, this is the formoterol (long acting beta agonists). Talk it over with your physician. Maybe you can be controlled with only the cortisone type spray alone. ...Read more

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About asthma advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) medicine? Can you take it all year long without complications?

About asthma advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) medicine?  Can you take it all year long without complications?

Yes: Advair has a long-acting beta-agonist and a steroid inhaler in one. It can be used for long-term asthma control. After each use, rinse your mouth and spit it out to avoid thrush, a fungal infection of the mouth and a common side-effect. You should also have a short -acting beta-agonist inhaler for breakthrough symptoms as advair should not be used for acute symptoms. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed nitrofurantoin-macro 100mg 2x's a day for 5 days for a uti. I also have asthma. Are there any known complications with asthma?

I was just prescribed nitrofurantoin-macro 100mg 2x's a day for 5 days for a uti.  I also have asthma. Are there any known complications with asthma?

Not usually: Occasionally this antibiotic does cause a pulmonary condition but it more likely to cause it in an asthmatic then a nonasthmatic. ...Read more

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I am on 3 inhalers for asthma a complication of sinus infection. Also on antibiotics. Albuteral advisor 250 mg and spiriva any natural things relieve?

I am on 3 inhalers for asthma a complication of sinus infection. Also on antibiotics. Albuteral advisor 250 mg and spiriva  any natural things relieve?

Uncontrolled asthma : Uncontrolled asthma or chronic cough can often be traced to uncontrolled chronic sinus disease. These conditions require input from your physician on a continuing basis. ...Read more

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I been having complications with asthma and light headed. My blood pressure was 98/44 is that to low. I'm 35 yrs old. Father died hypertension last yr?

I been having complications with asthma and light headed. My blood pressure was 98/44 is that to low. I'm 35 yrs old. Father died hypertension last yr?

Low BP: I think you are light headed from a low blood pressure. Check with your provider in regards of your asthma medications and effect on the BP. Your family history of hypertension is a risk, but not necessary you will have it. ...Read more

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Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

RPC: As a rheumatologist, I have quite a few patients with relapsing polychondritis (RPC). Patient is do respond to therapy but do require routine evaluations every 3-4 months. There are multiple drugs that may be used but this depends on clinical findings as well as laboratory and imaging findings. I recommend that you be seen by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How many kids are diagnosed with asthma in the u.S. Each year?

How many kids are diagnosed with asthma in the u.S. Each year?

Asthma: ~5, 000 people die of asthma attacks per year, ~500, 000 are hospitalized; more than 5 million doctors visits for asthma attacks per year. It is estimated that between 6-8 million children in the United States have asthma. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can my asthma make my diastolic numbers go up my numbers are usually in the 70's and these past few days its been in the 80's?

Asthma : If your asthma is not controlled and you have persistent shortness of breath or have to give effort for breathing, your blood pressure might go up including diastolic blood pressure. Diastolic blood pressure in the mid 80's is normal. ...Read more

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Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in Japan but not in the U.S.?

Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in Japan but not in the U.S.?

Discontinued In USA: AMLEXANOX WAS USED IN usa for canker sores.It is an Anti Inflammatory,Anti Allergy In USA it was patenteIN 1994 It was never approved for Asthma Treatment in USA.We do not know the cause For some reason it's use was discontinued for canker sores in USA ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Definition...: Asthma is a disease of the airways characterized by recurrent acute exacerbations of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Between exacerbations, most asthmatics have no symptoms. There is no cure but there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Airway Obstruction: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath due to airway obstruction. The symptoms are usually episodic, but can be present on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Chronic disease: It is chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This is related narrowed airways from inflammatory changes of the airway walls and spasm of the muscle in the airways(bronchospasm). ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

A condition: a condition based on inflammation of the airways that causes increased secretions, cough and difficulty breathing ...Read more

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