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Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Cellulite lotion: Aminophylline has been a useful drug for asthma. It is still used but not as frequently. When used by mouth or intravenously we are able to check the blood levels to avoid toxicity. It's use for the cellulites as a local application is quite safe. However, the effectiveness is controversial. I guess there will be no harm in trying. Please share your experience. ...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 my mom take Ansimar ( anti asthma drug) for long duration of time because she is suffering from asthma for a long time . Thank you ?

Can my mom take Ansimar ( anti asthma drug) for long duration of time because she is suffering from asthma for a long time . Thank you ?

Ansimar: Doxofylline, a newer generation to theophylline, an old medication for asthma, used nowadays as an adjunct treatment for asthma, not the main treatment, besides it can interact with other medications she is on. Your best option is to have your mother get seen and followed up by an asthma specialist or a chest specialist, good luck ...Read more

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Do most kids outgrow asthma?

Do most kids outgrow asthma?

No: Outgrowing asthma is a slightly controversial topic; while some adults who had asthma as a child do not have symptoms as an adult, objective measurements of lung function often find problems in these individuals. It is not clear if there is truly a lessening of the disease, a decrease in activity, or tolerance (or some combination of all three) that leads to the phenomina. ...Read more

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How can my asthma get worse?

If off meds: Asthma can worsen when off meds, if exposed to allergens to which you are allergic, exposure to cold dry air or sometimes exercise, as well as being infected with the common cold. ...Read more

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Do ozone pools cause asthma?

Do ozone pools cause asthma?

Probably not: Unlike pool chlorine which is a known trigger for asthmatics, at this time ozone has not been reported to cause any triggers. Interestingly, many highly trained, olympic level swimmers do suffer from asthma which has been related to constant exposure to pool chlorine. Ozone appears to be a safer, though more expensive alternative. ...Read more

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Sweet corn can trigger asthma?

Sweet corn can trigger asthma?

Possibly: Though allergies are a common trigger for asthma attacks, food allergies are not as commonly linked as inhaled allergens like animal dander or pollution. Often, people with allergies are allergic to more than 1 allergen. Perhaps this is you case and investigating other possibilities with your physician cam be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can asthma reduce your height?

Can asthma reduce your height?

Probably not: Though there has been an association between young children using chronic inhaled steroids and achieving their max height, that association only accounts for a very small height reduction (maybe 1-2 cm). If this is not the scenario you are in, the answer is no. ...Read more

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How can singing improve asthma?

Not really: Singing can help strengthen the breathing muscles to increase your stamina, but it doesn't do anything about the airway inflammation that is the real problem in asthma. ...Read more

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How can exercise trigger asthma?

How can exercise trigger asthma?

Cold air: Exercise leads to mouth breathing because when you exercise you can't get enough air through your nose. The nose warms and moistens air; the mouth not so much. Cold, dry air irritates the cells that line the breathing tubes that in turn release biologic mediators that cause airway muscle cells to contract narrowing the breathing tubes causing coughing, wheezing & chest pain & tightness. ...Read more

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Best medication to treat asthma.

Best medication to treat asthma.

Depends: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder & requires use of anti-inflammatory medications to suppress this inflammation. There are several types of anti-inflammatory medications available & the choice depends on a number of factors - severity of symptoms, lung function, severity grading of asthma, age of patient etc. Talk to yr doctor about the options as there is not enough room here to discuss i. ...Read more

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Methylxanthine (Definition)

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Methylxanthines (Definition)

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