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My wife is pregnant and has asthma. What can she do to prevent her from getting asthma attacks?

My wife is pregnant and has asthma. What can she do to prevent her from getting asthma attacks?

Treat and avoid: If she has allergies, avoiding allergens (things she is allergic to) is essential; if she has symptoms of post nasal drip - a nasal rinse and a nasal steroid are safe. If she continues to have symptoms, an inhaled steroid is also safe. Controlling reflux helps (reflux aggravates the airway)... Work with your OB and pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Preventive Medicine (Definition)

Preventive medicine is a field of study in which a person studies the origins of diseases and looks for ways to prevent diseases from starting. A doctor who specializes in trying to stop diseases before they begin is practicing preventive medicine. Primary care doctors (general practitioners, family practitioners, pediatricians, internists, and ...Read more


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I'm 17 weeks pregnant how do i prevent my unborn babies from inheriting asthma since I am asthmatic?

I'm 17 weeks pregnant how do i prevent my unborn babies from inheriting asthma since I am asthmatic?

Well : There is no known way to prevent your children are having Inherited,asthma.
There are some studies that have shown children who are raised around pet dogs and on farms around animals and decrease incidence of asthma. Children raised around cockroaches in the home have increased incidence of her asthma ...Read more

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How can I prevent an asthma attacks?

How can I prevent an asthma attacks?

Several Methods: Prevention and long-term control includes avoiding triggers of asthma, such as allergens, smoking and infections. Sometimes daily medicines such as inhaled bronchodilators, steroids, or oral leukotriene inhibitors singularly or in combination are necessary to prevent asthma.For this type of therapy, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Are air purifiers effective in preventing asthma attacks?

Are air purifiers effective in preventing asthma attacks?

Yes: I must qualify this answer. If the purifier has hepa filters with a very fine filtration rating, most allergens like pollen, dander, etc may be removed and a good result may be seen. Make sure to clean the filter outside so any trapped dander, plooen, etc can be away from the asthmatic and nnot dumped back into the home environment. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the asthma attack?

How can you prevent the asthma attack?

Preventive therapy: The best strategy to prevent asthma attacks is to use an anti-inflammatory medicine on a daily basis as preventive therapy. It will help suppress airway inflammation (which is the root cause of asthma) & prevent symptoms worsening to the point where you have an asthma attack. There is a wide spectrum of asthma severity & you may need different strength of meds based on yr symptoms & pfts. ...Read more

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How can I treat asthma and how can I prevent allergic asthma attacks?

See below: You can lower the risk of continued flares by avoiding the triggers that set off your asthma and allergies and using your maintenance medicines as directed. ...Read more

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Does eating something really cold like ice help to stop or prevent an asthma attack?

Does eating something really cold like ice help to stop or prevent an asthma attack?

No: Cold air, eating cold ice will exacerbate your asthma and can initiate an asthma attack. Warm and humid environment improve the health of your airway. ...Read more

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Could consuming somethin really cold like ice help to stop or prevent an asthma attack?

Not really: If you are having symptoms due to an asthma flare up, the best strategy would be to use a rescue inhaler/nebulization treatment such as albuterol for quick relief of symptoms. If you continue to have frequent symptoms that recur more than 2 times per week or have frequent night-time symptoms, then you may also require a daily controller medication such as inhaled steroids as well. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Ventolin has helped me a lot I don't have as much trouble as before does ventolin also help prevent asthma attacks? For me it seems to

Ventolin has helped me a lot I don't have as much trouble as before does ventolin also help prevent asthma attacks?  For me it seems to

Ventolin use: Ventolin is considered a rescue inhaler, it should not be used as a general preventive for c o u g h or w h e e z i n g. If you exercise often it can be used 1/2-1 hour prior to activity to prevent symptoms. Talk with your physician about ways to better prevent your symptoms . There are other medications that can help. ...Read more

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If someome with asthma has bronchitis, can the bronchitis affect their asthma? If so, what extra measures can that person take to prevent an attack?

; vice versa: Bronchitis merely means inflammation of the bronchial tree. In a way, asthma is the result of inflammation of the airway mostly from eosinophils when the problem is allergic. You need to consult an allergist if the problem is not controlled. A viral infection often causes bronchitis and then exacerbation of asthma. ...Read more

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How to prevent allrgic asthma attacks?

How to prevent allrgic asthma attacks?

Several ways: The most important thing is to avoid the trigger if known. Seasonal asthma such as from pollens may require an increase in controller medication before pollen season starts. Allergy injections are an excellent way to prevent allergic asthma after identifying the causative allergens. While this is more time consuming, it is the only real long-term treatment that is disease-modifying! ...Read more

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If i'm pregnant, can my asthma attacks affect my baby inside?

Asthma in infant : Young infant and children can have asthma too. Since infant and young children cannot do a lung function test, diagnosis of asthma in this population is based on their risks of developing this disease. Parental history of asthma, the kids' other atopic diseases like eczema, food allergy, rhinitis... And their history of wheezing are major risk factors for having asthma in this population. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent or stop an asthma attack ?

Are there any good ways to prevent or stop an asthma attack ?

Develop a plan: Successful asthma control can be achieved when you find a doc you can work with, learn the treatments & monitoring devices & develop a plan. This plan would include a way to tell if your control is getting better or worse (peak flow meter,symptom chart).It would include a plan for daily meds and when to use episodic rescue meds.an understanding of when to call or go in. ...Read more

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How to treat asthma and how to prevent allergic asthma attacks?

Inhaled steroids: There are a few medications to treat asthma, but the mainstay are inhaled corticosteroids. While they are steroids, they have a very localized effect and are very safe. If they are not effective alone at preventing asthma, we have a number of other medications we can use. ...Read more

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Tips on how to keep asthma at bay and prevent so many attacks especially at night.?

Tips on how to keep asthma at bay and prevent so many attacks especially at night.?

Asthma control: Night-time asthma that occurs more than twice a month indicates the asthma is not controlled based on national guidelines. An asthma specialist can assist in developing a treatment plan (avoidance of allergens/irritants), medications (quick-relief, controller) and possibly allergy injections (if allergic asthma) to keep that asthma at bay and allow a good nights sleep! ...Read more

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Advice on how to keep asthma at bay and prevent so many attacks especially at night?

Asthma: It seems your asthma is not controlled well, you need a maintenance inhaler. If you have not seen an allergist or pulmonologist, you need to see one sooner than later. Don't leave your asthma uncontrolled, nocturnal symptoms tend to be severe and creep up on you and land you in the er before you know it. ...Read more

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How should people with asthma take care of their health and prevent attacks during cold winters/cold winds?

How should people with asthma take care of their health and prevent attacks during cold winters/cold winds?

Cover nose/mouth: Cold air is a know trigger for asthma symptoms. The nose is great at humidifying and warming cold air, so you should always try to breath in through the nose and not the mouth. Covering your nose and mouth with a scarf or mask is one way in which you can go outside in the cold and prevent the airways from being triggered to react. ...Read more

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Would inhalers such as Ventolin be able to prevent asthma attacks on their own if taken slightly in advance?

Would inhalers such as Ventolin be able to prevent asthma attacks on their own if taken slightly in advance?

It could: For exercise induced asthma using an inhaler like Ventolin (Albuterol) 15 -20 minutes before strenuous exercise or sports participation would help. For other asthma causes it is not as helpful a preventative measure. You indicate Reflux as one of your conditions - this could trigger wheezing and would need to be controlled. Speak with your physician about your options for preventative measures. ...Read more

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What are some methods to prevent an asthma attack when you are in the middle of nowhere with no electricity or cell phone service?

What are some methods to prevent an asthma attack when you are in the middle of nowhere with no electricity or cell phone service?

Asthma Action Plan!: Understand in detail your asthma action plan as outlined by your physician. Keep all rescue meds with you. Be sure you have good inhaler technique. Consider preventive medication if you are using more than 2 refills of albuterol a year. Inhaled steroids combined with "leucotriene inhibitors" are very effective in preventing attacks! Thanks for taking such an interest in your health! ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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for which a vaccine is available and proven to be effective is a vaccine preventable illness. Examples include polio, rubella, varicella, mumps, measles, meningitis, HPV, influenza, pneumonia, and many more. Vaccines have saved more lives than any other medical advance in the last century. Diseases such as smallpox and polio ...Read more