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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)

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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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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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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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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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