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Does even the odor of cigarettes on clothes cause problems for a child with asthma?

Does even the odor of cigarettes on clothes cause problems for a child with asthma?

Yes: The odor itself isn't an issue but where there is odor there are chemicals from the smoke that can cause all sorts of problems for people. ...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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When I start to exercise after 5-10 minutes my lungs feel tight and when I try to breath its like forcing breaths, asthma? Washed clothes similar effe

When I start to exercise after 5-10 minutes my lungs feel tight and when I try to breath its like forcing breaths, asthma? Washed clothes similar effe

Asthma is possible: What you are describing does sound like asthma, which can be exacerbated by several different triggers. These include exercise, allergens, temperature (cold or hot). Sometimes, people "grow out of it," but some continue to need medications like inhalers long-term. For now, avoid smoking if you do, and you should be evaluated by your PCP or a pulmonologist so you can get treatment/relief. ...Read more

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What to do if i wanna start smoking cigarettes but I have asthma?

Poision: I wanna wheeze more.************************ i wanna cough more.***************************** i wanna be short of breath.********************* i wanna have worse asthma.****************** i wanna pay high emergency room bills******* i wanna die from pulmonary cancer. *********** i wanna die young ! ...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.?

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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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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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

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How many cigarettes can a person with asthma before triggering an asma attack?

How many cigarettes can a person with asthma before triggering an asma attack?

None...: There is no number of cigarettes that are considered "safe". Even one cigarette causes airway inflammation that can lead to diseases like asthma, copd, various cancers, etc. See your doctor for help with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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