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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)

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 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?

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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Can asthma reduce your height?

Can asthma reduce your height?

Rarely: In kids that have ICU quality asthma & take oral steroids to survive/recover, there is evidence that long term use will reduce finalheight.These kids are often in the ICU before they are a year of age and hospitalized repeatedly.This is a fraction (<3%) of those with asthma.For your average asthma patient that follows a standard treatment plan, this is not a problem. ...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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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?

More demand: The simplest way to put it is that there is more demand on the lungs to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide during exercise. That requires faster and deeper respirations and may strain all parts of the lungs. ...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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Why is my asthma worst at night?

Why is my asthma worst at night?

Circadian rhythm: Everyone has a natural circadian rhythm that controls your sleep/wake cycle. At night your cortisol (stress hormone) levels fall causing you to be tired and sleep. This drop also causes a change in the physiology of your body resulting in a number of changes including worsening of diseases sensitive to cortisol. Asthma is one such disease. ...Read more

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How do you define severe asthma?

How do you define severe asthma?

Severe asthma: Depends on clinical symptoms, number of exacerbations in a month and monitoring of lung function via a spirometer. A pulmonologist and /or allergist can treat it and follow it closely and keep it under control. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my asthma?

See Doctor: See your doctor.Determine the proper diagnosis.Construct a therapeutic plan for the problem.And allow you body to hopefully heal and resolve the problem.The longer you have asthma, the more lung damage may occur and the harder healing may be. ...Read more

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Is it possible to grow out asthma?

Is it possible to grow out asthma?

Define asthma: Most wheezing in early childhood is related to infections but often treated the same as asthma. A good 2/3rds of these will grow out of this wheezing tendency by school age. I do not call this asthma. For those with genetically linked asthma, some of the worst will be symptomatic in childhood, but it may emerge when older. True asthma is always there but you can symptom free for extended periods. ...Read more

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How do I better control my asthma?

How do I better control my asthma?

Great question!: Asthma control is achieved through recognizing the severity of asthma so the appropriate amount of medication (good inhaler technique) can be used. Also, avoiding asthma triggers (smoke, pollen, etc), following a written asthma action plan when symptoms occur to react early. Having lung function checked by spirometry and exhaled Nitric Oxide if available as well. Influenza vaccine each fall. ...Read more

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How can you deal with your asthma?

Asthma: Treating asthma needs a comprehensive approach to determine its triggers and its severity. Consult an allergist, they can help you come up with a good action plan to treat it. ...Read more

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If asthma goes away, can it return?

If asthma goes away, can it return?

Lifelong issue: True asthma is understood today as a genetically linked issue that stays with you through life. For many it will go through phases of increased or decreased symptoms based on illness, triggers, growth, and environmental exposures. Many adults have reached a stable state where minimal maintainance meds or efforts are needed, but may have a return of symptoms at any time.Be ready if problems return. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my asthma?

What can I do to control my asthma?

CONTROLLER MEDS: In my opinion Controller meds which include inhaled Steroids with long acting Bronchodilaters also inhaled in combinations if taken correctly work best and sometimes one can add Montelucast(Singular) to that to control Asthma and reduce the incidents of acute attacks and exacerbations to minimum For acute attacks reliever meds like Albuterol or Levalbuteral are used with oral steroids sometimes ...Read more

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How can exercise affect my asthma?

Depends: Some patients have exercise-induced asthma (eia) which is triggered primarily by exercise. This can often be treated with an inhaled medication just prior to exercise. Other folks with more classic asthma may or may not notice worsening in symptoms with exercise. ...Read more

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What is good to help control asthma?

What is good to help control asthma?

Inhaled steroids: Once persistent asthma has been disgnosed, the primary controller is an inhale steroid. This can reduce your need for a rescue inhaler (alberterol) as well as reduce your visits to emergency depts. ...Read more

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Methylxanthine (Definition)

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Methylxanthines (Definition)

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