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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. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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 to treat asthma and how to prevent allergic asthma attacks?

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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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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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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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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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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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

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