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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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. ...Read more

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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.
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What are some home remedies for asthma symptoms? What is ther helpful infomration on asthma?

Asthma: Unfortunately asthma can be a very serious disease. Patients who have shortness of breath, cough, or chest tightness more than a few times per week really need to be on medications that suppress the inflammation in the lungs. These are very safe medications with minimal side effects. People who rarely have symptoms can get away with a simple "rescue inhaler" that opens the airways briefly. ...Read more

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How can I prevent asthma symptoms?

How can I prevent asthma symptoms?

See an allergist: The best way to manage asthma is to identify your triggers, avoid them as much as you can, and use medications to control any residual inflammation. The mistake you want to avoid is not treating the asthmatic inflammation adequately - this leads to scar tissue formation and permanent loss of lung function. ...Read more

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Does stress cause asthma symptoms?

Does stress cause asthma symptoms?

Stress and asthma: Stress is a known trigger of asthma symptoms, it does not cause it but exacerbates it. ...Read more

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Can cinnamon make asthma symptoms worse?

Possbly: Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis to a variety of spices have been reported and usually affect adults. In a french study, allergy to spices was estimated to account for approximately 2 percent of adults with food allergic reactions, and was rare in children.
If you have asthma symptoms with cinnamon then I would avoid this spice. ...Read more

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Will losing weight help with asthma symptoms?

Yes: When you are over weight, the extra weight you carry around will add to your shortness of breath. Also, the pressure your belly fat pushes up on the diaphragm, will increase your shortness of breath. Losing weight and increasing your physical fitness will help you. In order to do this, you need to have your asthma symptoms under control first. Be sure to see an asthma and allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Does ginkgo biloba help treat asthma symptoms?

Does ginkgo biloba help treat asthma symptoms?

See below: Ginkgo biloba may help reduce general inflammation in the lungs but it can cause bleeding problems in people also taking blood thinners like coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Hey docs, what home remedies relieve asthma symptoms?

Hey docs, what home remedies relieve asthma symptoms?

Not many: Outside of reducing your exposure to "triggers" like animal dander, pollen, dut mites, etc., there really aren't any home remedies that are as effective as the rescue and controller inhalers we use today. Talk over your condition with your physician. Natural and home remedies are nice, but they are often no substitute.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What are typical asthma symptoms in a five year old child?

What are typical asthma symptoms in a five year old child?

Asthma: Typical asthma symptoms include a chronic cough especially at night, shortness of breath with exercise. Wheezing is a late symptom of asthma. If you have concerns about your child having asthma, please followup with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Am I having asthma symptoms or just sick from smog in beijing?

Maybe both.: Asthma would certainly be made worse by the smog. Lung function testing would be helpful in determining if you have asthma. ...Read more

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I have been having asthma symptoms especially exercise induced.?

I have been having asthma symptoms especially exercise induced.?

Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to provide background information on an issue & then ask a specific question. Just adding a question mark after a statement does not provide enough info to us. Room for a response is limited. Please start over and describe your problem, past treatments, current treatment & a specific question so a focused answer can be given. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more