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Asthma and nose alkergy with pregnanct?

Asthma and nose alkergy with pregnanct?

Asthma: Short acting beta agonist like albuterol if mild asthma. Budesonide (inhaled steroid) has been studied and deemed safe in pregnancy for more severe disease. One of these agents coupled with a nasal steroid can provide adequate symptom control and be safe to your baby. Talk to your pcp/pulmonologist and always include your ob! ...Read more

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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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Diagnosed with asthma. Currently on controller and reliever inhalers taking it correctly. After getting the flu have been struggling with asthma symp?

Diagnosed with asthma. Currently on controller and reliever inhalers taking it correctly.  After getting the flu have been struggling with asthma symp?

Oral steroid: Viral infection is likely the most frequent trigger for asthma exacerbation. Oral steroid for a few days may be required to control the attack. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Do taking inhaled asthma steroids increase your likelihood for conceiving or pregnancy?

Do taking inhaled asthma steroids increase your likelihood for conceiving or pregnancy?

No: Very little of the inhaled steroid dose gets absorbed, so there is little to no effect on the rest of the body. I would not expect any effect on fertility, and I have never seen any studies or other evidence that there is any effect. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with cymbacort , I have COPD and mild asthma but am having some allergy symptoms right now?I also use rescue inhaler

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with cymbacort , I have COPD and  mild asthma but am having some allergy symptoms right now?I also use rescue inhaler

Yes, but: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an excellent antihistamine and works very well. However, the side effects (sedation, visual disturbances, dizziness when standing up to fast can be problematic). There are other antihistamines that have fewer side effects like Claritin which are more likely to not affect other medications you may be using. ...Read more

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What's the diff between asthma and cough-variant asthma, or asthmatic bronchitis? Never had asthma, but always get bronchitis with every cold now.

What's the diff between asthma and cough-variant asthma, or asthmatic bronchitis? Never had asthma, but always get bronchitis with every cold now.

Intensity: Asthma is a variable condition where the "average" patient experiences periods of wheezing brought on by infection or other personal triggering events.In cough variant asthma it is mild enough they may never know, but the cough stops with asthma meds.A feature is sibs or parents with asthma.Asthmatic bronchitis is more a label for infection triggered wheezing.One with CVA would be more prone to it ...Read more

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Can a person with asthma symptoms but no family history, and normal spirometry have asthma?

Yes.: But to determine that, you have to be examined at the exact moment you are having the symptoms, since hyperventilation/panic attacks can mimic asthma attacks. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant with mild pcos?

Can you get pregnant with mild pcos?

Yes: Absolutely. How easy it is depends mostly on how regular your periods are. Sometimes it requires a little but of fertility medicines to help with your cycles. ...Read more

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I have asthma. Take singulair, (montelukast) proventil, and advair. 5 weeks pregnant & advised not to take advair. How often can I use proventil without harming baby?

I have asthma. Take singulair, (montelukast) proventil, and advair. 5 weeks pregnant & advised not to take advair. How often can I use proventil without harming baby?

Asthma: If you are having to use albuterol numerous times a day for shortness of then you would benefit from the steroid Budesonide which has been found to be safe in pregnancy. The greater harm is to not use medication that will keep you from having worsening asthma symptoms while pregnant. Take care if yourself and your baby. Always ask your doctors if you are not sure if a medication is safe. ...Read more

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Other then asthma what would cause you to wheeze? 33 yr old girl with allergic asthma .

Other then asthma what would cause you to wheeze? 33 yr old girl with allergic asthma .

Many possibilities..: Bronchospasm, which causes wheezing, has many possible causes including acute bronchitis, copd, sinus disorders, gerd, foreign body in the airway and many others. A diagnostic evaluation by a doctor is the only way to determine if there is something else besides asthma contributing to your symptoms. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation which can also result in wheezing. ...Read more

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Might somebody have asthma and not have asthma attacks?

Yes: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, chest tightness and shortness of breath. These symptoms can range from mild to severe. A person doesn't have to have an attack, the symptoms could be rather mild and intermittent. An allergist or pulmonologist can assess a persons asthma and determine the severity, control and best treatment approach. ...Read more

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I have asthma and iam pregnant..Could I have a baby with asthma too ?

I have asthma and iam pregnant..Could I have a baby with asthma too ?

Possibly: Asthma has ethnic and familial inheritance patterns, hence offspring from asthmatic parents have an increased risk of asthma development in their life versus offspring from non-asthmatic parents. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 10yo with mild asthma albuterol inhaler that expired 1 year ago?

No, because:: It is important that you have constant access to asthma medication for your child, especially in preparation for when a child travels or misplaces an inhaler. If the only available inhaler is one that expired a year ago, you don't know how empty it is or how effective the medication inside is. Speak to your primary care provider asap and obtain new inhalers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are mild asthmatics at risk for asthma attacks?

Can you tell me are mild asthmatics at risk for asthma attacks?

Yes: Depends on how well controlled you are and what meds your on. Severity of asthma is determined by use of meds and frequency of attacks also what are your triggers for the attack. Viral illness the most common cause followed by noxious stimuli. The meds include a inhaled steroid and a beta agonist(rescue inhaler). Multiple factor involved but yes you may be more susceptible to attacks. Try act test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are mild asthmatics at risk for asthma attacks?

Can you tell me, are mild asthmatics at risk for asthma attacks?

Yes: All asthmatics are at risk for severe asthma attacks. Unfortunately being a mild asthmatic does not preclude one from have a severe asthma flare. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks pregnant with pulmonary hypertension (40mmhg) as well as asthma what are the chances of this getting worse?

I am 16 weeks pregnant with pulmonary hypertension (40mmhg) as well as asthma what are the chances of this getting worse?

Likely: The third trimester is the most difficult for both of these conditions. Your team of doctors should include a high risk OB specialist and a pulmonary HTN expert. ...Read more

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I have mild asthma and allergy and I am using singulair (montelukast) 1*1 and seretide diskus 500 1*2 , symptoms are well controlled can I reduce the dose

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I have mild asthma and allergy and I am using singulair (montelukast) 1*1 and seretide diskus 500 1*2 , symptoms are well controlled can I reduce the dose

Need to see doctor: Check with your doctor who may test your lung function before trying to reduce the dose of your medication. In general, I do not use the 500 ug seretide for asthma control since the 250 ug one usually does the job ...Read more

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Pregnant with asthma. Which of my meds are ok?

Pregnant with asthma. Which of my meds are ok?

Probably all.: Asthma is worse in 1 of 3 women when pregnant. 1/3 are unaffected while 1/3 actually improve. Asthma meds are either class b or c. The difference - while class c drugs may cause problems in pregnant laboratory animals no problems have been reported in humans. Uncontrolled asthma is a greater risk to your pregnancy than any class c drug. Pulmicort, singulair (montelukast) & Atrovent HFA are class b asthma drugs. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with asthma and my nose is always stopped up (even b/4 pregnancy). I want to buy an humidifier but what kind?

I'm pregnant with asthma and my nose is always stopped up (even b/4 pregnancy). I want to buy an humidifier but what kind?

Save your money: Humidifiers may provide some relief but they also encourage dust mite growth so if you are allergic then this is not a durable solution. Most women don't want to take any medicine during the 1st trimester. Nasal saline is safest but some prescription nasal sprays are not so bad. It is imperative that your asthma is well controlled. Risking Fetal hypoxia is far more dangerous than asthma meds ...Read more

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Soreness/numbness in chin, bottom lip and lower front jaw. Pain on tops of shoulders. Shortness of breath. Mild headache. Pregnant w/ asthma.

Soreness/numbness in chin, bottom lip and lower front jaw. Pain on tops of shoulders. Shortness of breath. Mild headache. Pregnant w/ asthma.

MD and DDS: You have many medical and dental symptoms which need to evaluated and treated accordingly by both a physician and dentist. We cannot accurately diagnose your problems over the internet and certainly cannot treat you. For the sake of both your health and your unborn child, please seen medical and dental consultations asap. ...Read more

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8 wks pregnant. Severe asthma. Dr prescribed me Singulair, (montelukast) Prednisone, Amoxicillin & my Albuterol inhaler. Is all this actually safe for my baby?

8 wks pregnant. Severe asthma. Dr prescribed me Singulair, (montelukast) Prednisone, Amoxicillin & my Albuterol inhaler. Is all this actually safe for my baby?

Medications in preg: generally speaking all those medicines you mention are class B which indicates safety in pregnancy. I would discuss with your obstetrician to make sure they don't feel an alternative is necessary, but generally speaking they should be fine. ...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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What is safe to give to pregnant women with asthma in exacerbation?

What is safe to give to pregnant women with asthma in exacerbation?

Many options: Asthma can be very serious during pregnancy. There are many options for both treatment of acute exacerbation, and more importantly prevention of attacks. Your OB should have you on an inhaled steroid for the prevention of attacks. Acute attacks may be treated with oral medication when severe. Please contact your OB to discuss the options. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have asthma and Im pregnant. Could my asthma affect my baby or labor/delivery ?

I have asthma and Im pregnant. Could my asthma affect my baby or labor/delivery ?

Only if severe: Asthma can cause less oxygen for you and the fetus This is rare if the asthma is treated well and responds. Seeing a provider early in pregnancy and maintaining good control usually avoids any potential problem ...Read more

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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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My asthma is kinda uncontrolled. I use my puffer regularly but I do 2hrs cardio mon-fri. I want to become pregnant, will my asthma hurt the baby?

My asthma is kinda uncontrolled. I use my puffer regularly but I do 2hrs cardio mon-fri. I want to become pregnant, will my asthma hurt the baby?

Yes: It sounds like you need to meet with your doc and develop a personal asthma management plan. Such a plan would allow you to increase or decrease daily maintenance meds (inhaled steroid) based on certain symptoms/factors and reduce your puffer use to where it should be=once or twice a week or less. Poor management can place both your babies life and yours at risk. ...Read more

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I'm 7 months pregnant and have asthma which very rarely bothers me but I'm very wheezy at the moment can I use my ventolin inhaler?

Yes: If you have a history of asthma and are currently experiencing symptoms then treating with ventolin is appropriate. If symptoms persist despite treatment make sure to contact your primary care doctor to make sure you get evaluated so that this does not progress into an asthma flare. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I take for severe panic disorder but im 3 months pregnant I have asthma I am 3 months pregnant and i suffer from really bad panic attacks i don't no what to do since im pregnant I have them every day constantly please help

What can I take for severe panic disorder but im 3 months pregnant I have asthma I am 3 months pregnant and i suffer from really bad panic attacks i don't no what to do since im pregnant I have them every day constantly please help

Unfortunately : Unfortunately this an issue that you, your psychiatrist, and OB will have to discuss and weigh all your options. The medications that are typically used for the treatment of panic attacks are class c drugs, this means that these drugs have not been studied in humans, and have possibly shown some adverse effects in animal studies. A doctor or medical team may decide that the benefits when given these drugs outweigh the potential risk to the fetus, then they are prescribed. Daily panic attacks seem like a justifiable reason to go ahead and begin medical treatment, however your medical team has more information about you and your history and can make a better decision regarding this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and my asthma has gotten worse But what can i do to help me not to get asthmas attacks been in hospital 3 times help ?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and my asthma has gotten worse But what can i do to help me not to get asthmas attacks been in hospital 3 times help ?

Need Better Care: We need more information to advice you.You are 36 weeks pregnant and seem like your asthma is not properly controlled and you have been in hospital 3 times.You did not say whether you were admitted or you were in ER We do not know what treatment you are on.Whether you are on inhaled Steroids and if you have nebuliser at home suggest you be under care of an Internist or Pulmonologist or Allergist ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant I have asthma. My dr said to stop my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) n ventolin..But i've read my asthma needs to be controlled. Is my dr wrong?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant I have asthma. My dr said to stop my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) n ventolin..But i've read my asthma needs to be controlled. Is my dr wrong?

Control your asthma: See an asthma specialist to help you manage your asthma. 1/3 of pregnant patients will have worsening asthma, 1/3 would have improvement of their asthma, and 1/3 will have their asthma stay the same. You want to use the least amount of medications to keep your asthma under control. Your asthma specialist may be able to help decrease your medications safely and monitor you closely during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the flu and pneumonia shots at the same time or do they have to be given seprately? I am 6 months pregnant and have severe asthma.

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Is it safe to get the flu and pneumonia shots at the same time or do they have to be given seprately? I am 6 months pregnant and have severe asthma.

Yes & no: "everyone" agrees that women who are pregnant during flu season should get attenuated flu shot (not nasal spray): http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/influenza/an00651. However, there's a bit more conflict re Pneumovax in pregnancy but it appears to be safe to lower risk of pneumonia: http://goo.Gl/uemcgp & http://goo.Gl/1k45v. Talk to your OB & family doc for their opinions. In general very safe. ...Read more

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Is lowfat yogurt ok to eat while pregnant? I read it increases asthma in children.

Ok to eat.: It may even help to reduce the risk for eczema in the baby. It would not increase the risk of asthma. ...Read more

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Is ventolin inhaler not good for pregnant women? i am havin asthma

Is ventolin inhaler not good for pregnant women?  i am havin asthma

Asthma in Pregnancy: Yes use your ventolin. Use all your inhalers while you are pregnant. Breathing is important to have a healthy mom and baby. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma. What are the possible bad effects to my baby?

I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma.  What are the possible bad effects to my baby?

Probably little: If you get adequate treatment for your self the baby will likely be fine. Medicines used to treat both the infection and the asthma do not typically bother the baby, and if your symptoms are treated the baby should be ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more