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Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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What can relieve my asthma symptoms?

What can relieve my asthma symptoms?

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: First control the triggers. Then use rx such as the bronshodilators, corticosteroids. Treatments are better explained by your md.

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Robin Baird Dr. Baird
General Practice
27 years in practice
University of Edinburgh Medical School
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How much do Laba hide asthma symptoms?

How much do Laba hide asthma symptoms?

Use LABA with ICS...: Asthma is a condition of intermittent wheeze / breathlessness & triggered by infection, allergy or exercise. SABAs (short acting beta agonists) are used as 'relievers' If you are requiring SABA more than 3 times a week you may need a regular ICS (inhaled corticosteroid) preventer. LABAs (long acting beta agonist) are used in conjunction with ICS to relieve ongoing symptoms despite regular ICS use.

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Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Can asthma symptoms resolve on its own?

Can asthma symptoms resolve on its own?

Asthma resolution: Yes sometimes asthma symptoms resolve on there own for various different reasons.

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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What are the most common asthma symptoms?

What are the most common asthma symptoms?

Wheezing, SOB: Wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath (sob) are the classic symptoms of asthma. Most often, wheezing and shortness of breath follow the brief period of "cold" symptoms in infants/children. The cough is not so prominent as in bronchitis. Coughing or shortness of breath aggravated by excercise also raises suspicion of undiagnosed asthma.

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Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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My child's asthma symptoms come and go. Why?

My child's asthma symptoms come and go. Why?

Yes...: Asthma, by definition, consists of recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. These episodes can be triggered by allergies, upper respiratory infections, etc. Between episodes, most patients are entirely normal. Patients should avoid known allergic triggers as much as possible. Patients with acute symptoms like wheezing, cough, shortness of breath need emergent eval, even er.

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Dr. Christopher John Dr. John
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
41 years in practice
Ben Gurion University of the Negrev-Irving and Joyce Goldman School of Med
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What different asthma symptoms are out there?

What different asthma symptoms are out there?

There are many: Cough, wheeze, sob exertional wheeze, syncope and rarely death.

Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can diet help with asthma symptoms? If so how?

Can diet help with asthma symptoms? If so how?

May help: Diets high in vitamin c (may affect inflammation) can be helpful and new evidence shows vitamin d is important for inhaled corticosteroid inhalers to be more effective. While diet can help, it is just a part of management that also includes quick relief medication, avoiding allergens and other triggers, daily controller medication (for persistent asthma), influenza vaccine, smoking cessation.

Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What should I do to relieve my asthma symptoms?

Many things: Aside from using your "rescue" inhaler there are a number of things you can do. If your attacks are triggered by allergies, remove as many of them as you can (cover mattresses with barriers for dust mites) if you have carpeting or rugs and are allergic to animal dander, try to remove them especially if they are left over from previous owners or tenants. Other things-talk over with your physician.

Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Where can I get immediate relief from asthma symptoms?

Albuterol: The quick relief medication albuterol is available as an inhaler or nebulizer and starts working in 5 minutes, peak effect near 30 minutes and lasts about 4 hours. If asthma symptoms occur more than twice a week during the day, twice a month at night, or interfere with daily activities then see an asthma specialist for a detailed plan on how to prevent and control asthma. Asthma can be serious!

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the likelihood for asthma symptoms to come late?

Later in life?: Yes, some people develop asthma when they are adults.

Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Can you tell me of any good way to help asthma symptoms?

Can you tell me of any good way to help asthma symptoms?

Absolutely: First of all you must be tested and diagnosed with asthma. This is a simple office test your physician can perform. Your history of attacks including frequency and severity care important Recognizing those things that trigger an attack like animal dander, pollen etc must be avoided (if possible) reducing exposure to these triggers can be very beneficial to your condition. Good Luck.

Dr. Alfredo Garcia Dr. Garcia
Pediatrics
52 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Do exercise asthma symptoms still occur in humid conditions?

Do exercise asthma symptoms still occur in humid conditions?

Yes: They can occur in increased humidity. Keep you rescue meds available for any flares.

Dr. Frank Kuitems Dr. Kuitems
Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
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Can a person get asthma symptoms from a bad flea infestation?

Can a person get asthma symptoms from a bad flea infestation?

Yes: Yes as As we can be triggered by many things infections information allergies insects

Dr. Andrew Murphy Dr. Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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How do I know if I have asthma if I just have asthma symptoms?

How do I know if I have asthma if I just have asthma symptoms?

Complex answer: There is no single test that confirms asthma. Asthma is clinical diagnosis based upon the patients history, exam and testing (spirometry, exhaled Nitric Oxide levels, allergy testing, response to bronchodilators). Many other diseases may mimic asthma and have similar symptoms.

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Dr. William Walsh Dr. Walsh
Addiction Medicine
13 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Can exercise asthma symptoms still be present in humid conditions?

Can exercise asthma symptoms still be present in humid conditions?

Yes: They can - dry or cold conditions produce more frequent symptoms, but warm humid conditions can still bring on exercise induced asthma.

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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How big a temperature change is needed to initiate asthma symptoms?

How big a temperature change is needed to initiate asthma symptoms?

Asthma: Asthmatic symptoms may be triggered by a drop in air temperature or a change in humidity as well, but there is no set limit or threshold when these symptoms occur owing to differences in different asthmatic patients.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Do asthma symptoms get better or get worse then a thunderstorm rolls in?

Do asthma symptoms get better or get worse then a thunderstorm rolls in?

Depends: There has been report that thunderstorm often triggers asthma exacerbation presumably related to the increase mold count (alternaria) it generates. The question is less clear for those who are not allergic to this mold. I am unaware of any report finding that this improves asthma.

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Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What are some drug-free alternatives that can help minimize asthma symptoms?

Removing triggers: Allergy induced asthma can be helped by removing or minimizing your triggers. Animal dander, dust mites, pollen, etc. Should be addressed. Remove rugs, carpeting, cover mattresses with a plastic cover are all good starting points. You can get "allergy reports" for your area from the internet especially during pollen seasons. Of course don't leave yourself without a "rescue" inhaler. Good Luck

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