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How do I know if I have childhood asthma?

How do I know if I have childhood asthma?

Testing and history: Most childhood asthma is associated with allergies. The best way to determine is by a good history and simple spirometry breathing test. Talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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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Are there any herbs that help with childhood asthma?

Are there any herbs that help with childhood asthma?

Not really: None at least that have proven effective. The best way to prevent asthma attacks is to avoid any known triggers for your child's asthma. If your child is having nighttime symptoms or using their rescue inhaler (like albuterol) more than a couple times a week see your doctor. Your child may need to be on stronger medications. ...Read more

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Can asthma be cured ?! If not, What about childhood asthma ?!

Can asthma be cured ?! If not, What about childhood asthma ?!

No: Asthma is a genetically linked problem that leads to changes in the natural mechanisms in the lung. Much of the wheezing in small children is not asthma and will be outgrown by late childhood. True asthma varies in its impact on many and can be very mild or very bad.Even those who have been off meds for years and without wheezing events can become symptomatic under the proper circumstances. ...Read more

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Why do they say asthma can't be cured? I had childhood asthma which is now completely gone. So why does the literature say there is no cure?

Why do they say asthma can't be cured? I had childhood asthma which is now completely gone. So why does the literature say there is no cure?

NO cure because.....: Since we are not sure what is the actual cause of allergies that lead to asthma the literature is hesitant to use the word "cure". It is a fact that many people do outgrow their asthma are "cured" through means other than medical....Such as diet that stops inflammatory condions or herbs that instruct the body to heal itself. The literature is not always 100% correct.......... ...Read more

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What are the treatment of childhood asthma? And how we can get rid of this disease?

What are the treatment of childhood asthma? And how we can get rid of this disease?

Asthma in children: Getting rid of asthma is a tough task, if your child has asthma consult an allergist and determine if he/she has any and eliminate the triggers. You need to have asthma well controlled in children to prevent airway damage from inflammation. Typically your doctor will prescribe inhalers. A good portion of children outgrow their asthma. ...Read more

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I had childhood asthma that never bothered me until now (age 31). Constantly needing my inhaler, esp during exercise. any advice on how to combat this?

I had childhood asthma that never bothered me until now (age 31). Constantly needing my inhaler, esp during exercise. any advice on how to combat this?

Time for visit: True asthma is never gone, just hanging around for a chance to re-appear. If you are having regular need for a rescue inhaler, you need to see your doc and get on a daily inhaled steroid or other plan to reduce the frequency of your symptoms.Your body can become resistant to the inhaler,requiring increasing use with poor result. You may end up in the ER or worse unless you get a plan. ...Read more

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Doctor asked about asthma. Can childhood asthma come back after 20 years of no asthma?

Doctor asked about asthma.  Can childhood asthma come back after 20 years of no asthma?

Yes: There are various patterns and presentations of asthma. The possible triggers of the symptoms of asthma include pollen, dust, mold, pet dander or pet hair. Cigarette smoke can cause bronchospasm and lead to long term lung problems. Avoiding triggers of your asthma will help to control the symptoms. Patients can have inflammation in the lung with no obvious symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Pre employment health questionnaire for regular desk job finance. Should i declare mild childhood asthma? Have had no symptoms since 10 years.

Pre employment health questionnaire for regular desk job finance. Should i declare mild childhood asthma? Have had no symptoms since 10 years.

I wouldn't.: At age 25, with a asthma free history of 10 years, i agree with you prior diagnosis of "childhood asthma." as is often the case, you appear to have outgrown the condition. Since you employment situation appears to be sedentary, this prior medical history has no bearing on you being employed. Don't decrease your chances of being hired due to providing unnecessary information. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had allergic childhood asthma but now symptom free for over 10 yrs. Afraid to mention on pre employment medical declaration for regular finance job?

Read ??? carefully: It makes a difference if they ask "have you ever...?" vs "have you had in the last 5 or 10 years?" answer truthfully. And if I am not mistaken they can only do a physical post job offer, and not discriminate based on physical exam findings. Anyway asthma, should not have much bearing on an office job. ...Read more

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I have a childhood asthma. Gone when i reach puberty however it recurred. Is it safe to use salbutamol inhaler daily during acute attacks?

Asthma : It is safe but if you are having to use it daily then you need a better maintenance regimen as daily use implies your asthma is not well controlled. Also be aware that salbutamol can cause you to feel "shakey" and cause your heart to race. These are just side effects of this medication. ...Read more

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I had childhood asthma no probs for 10 years had an asthma attack 2 weeks ago still worsening peak flow is <100 what to do steroid antihistamine used?

I had childhood asthma no probs for 10 years had an asthma attack 2 weeks ago still worsening peak flow is <100 what to do steroid antihistamine used?

Steroids/albuterol: I would suggest that you use inhaled albuterol and some form of steroid preparation for your symptoms. Based on your recent history of an asthma attack and low peak flow, you should seek medical care to determine whether you need to be admitted to the hospital. If they can manage you as an outpatient, determining the dose of the steroid and whether it is in an inhaled or oral form is suggested. ...Read more

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Can childhood asthma come back from prolonged stress? Is adrenal fatigue possible? How to strengthen adrenals?

Can childhood asthma come back from prolonged stress? Is adrenal fatigue possible? How to strengthen adrenals?

Yes. No. GoodHabits?: Childhood asthma can come back, but if one is no longer a child, then it is just called asthma. The other way of looking at it is: the childhood asthma never completely left. Asthma symptoms come and go, so it's not surprising to come back. Adrenal Fatigue is a name some people use to describe some types of symptoms, but is not a real disorder. The symptoms are real, the "disorder" is not real. ...Read more

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What drug should you avoid if you're allergic to naproxen sodium? And have childhood asthma?

What drug should you avoid if you're allergic to naproxen sodium? And have childhood asthma?

Aspirin and NSAIDs: Naproxen is a NSAID drug and in some asthmatic patients can cause asthma exacerbations. These individuals should avoid Ibuprofen (another nsaid) and Aspirin as these drugs may also exacerbate their asthma. ...Read more

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I'm currently having asthma since childhood (in usa) and are the basis of my asthma, what should I do?

I'm currently having asthma since childhood (in usa) and are the basis of my asthma, what should I do?

Be seen: Typically it is helpful to have allergy testing to see what triggers you may have. You need mediation to keep it controlled. I also suggest seeing a chinese medicine practitioner as acupuncture and chinese herbs can be very helpful in balancing the body and reduce your need for medication... ...Read more

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Regarding asthmatic symptoms that occur to children at childhood peroid and then subsided as they grown , is this considered as asthma or ..?!

Regarding asthmatic symptoms that occur to children at childhood peroid and then subsided as they grown , is this considered as asthma or ..?!

Maybe: About 60% of wheezing in infancy is triggered by infections. It is often managed as we would manage asthma, but so many of them stop wheezing by school age, it is hard to consider a lifelong label for some of them. If they have a strong family history, eczema, or were admitted to an ICU in childhood, it is likely lifetime asthma. ...Read more

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I've asthma..From childhood now I am 19 and i wanna get rid of it forever..Plz tell me how to?..

Follow treatment: Asthma can last a long time, and smoking or being around smoke will almost always make it worse. Some people are sick a lot of the time with it, others only a little. There's no total cure, but medicine can control the problems you have. Talk to your doctor about your breathing. They can decide how big a problem the asthma is and the best treatment for it. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to send my toddler to a preschool ~150 feet from a highway? Could this cause asthma, childhood cancers, or other health issues?

Is it unhealthy to send my toddler to a preschool ~150 feet from a highway?  Could this cause asthma, childhood cancers, or other health issues?

Preschool: We are all exposed to city pollution if you live in an urban area, and while you want to provide the healthiest environment for your child, they are more likely at that age in a preschool to get sick from other children there than the environment. ...Read more