reactive airway disease in adults

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Dr. Gutti J. Rao answered:

What is reactive airway disease?

Reactive airway

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Reactive airway disease merely means that the bronchioles are responding to an outside allergen resulting in constriction of the smooth muscles. Typical examples are bronchial asthma and bronchitis
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What can I do if I have reactive airway disease?

Prevention is best

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There are usually specific triggers such as smoke inhalation, allergens, and upper respiratory infections that exacerbate the reactive airway. Avoidance of your individual triggers is best. Once an episode is triggered, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids are usually necessary, sometimes oral steroids may be required.
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i have reactive airway disease and not asthma. what is the difference?

Very mild asthma

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More and more we are shying away from using that term. It is usually used to label very mild asthma that flares up very infrequently, usually due to a well-defined trigger like infections, wheather change, pollen, etc. There's a reason asthma meds like albuterol are used for this.
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What is the relationship between reactive airway disease and pneumonia?

Pneumonia

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Pneumonia is a lung infection. Reactive airways may be seen in infection like bronchitis or allergies or asthma.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Is there a convection between lupus and reactive airway disease that does not respond to inhalers?

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Lupus is associated with restrictive lung disease which would not respond to inhlaers as a rule.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

I have reactive airway disease-- could that be causing this deep wheeze coming from throat to stomach?

Yes it may be so

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Yes reactive airway disease can cause it,you should cosult your doctor if you do not have any meds and instrctions how and when to use.You may need inhaled meds and/or combination of both Consult your doctor
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Is flovent and proventil normally prescribed to someone who is suffering from copd or reactive airway disease?

Yes

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These are standard treatment for the respiratory diseases that cause airflow obstruction.
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Our 2.5 year old son was diagnosed tioday with reactive airway disease. Should we go on vacation to Aruba tomorrow?

Depends

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It depends on how sick he is right now. If he is coughing a lot and wheezing, it's probably best not to go. However, if his oxygen saturation is good and the nebulizer treatments are helping, you just need to make sure you bring the machine and medications with you. It also depends on how long the flight is and how long your child can go in between treatments.
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My allergist diagnosed me with reactive airway disease. He then put me on QVAR, Zyrtec and Ventolin. I''m kinda confused about the diagnoses...?

Qvar and Ventolin

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Qvar is an inhaled corticosteroid and decreases inflammation in your bronchial tubes. It is called a controller, because it decreases the frequency of attacks. Ventolin is a bronchodilator and is used to relieve chest tightness or coughing right away, so it is called a rescue medication. Zyrtec is an antihistamine and is used for nasal itch, sneeze and running. You haven't described your symptoms.
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered:

1yr old was dx'd w/ reactive airway disease. He's on albuterol 4x/day. His cough has gotten more painful/frequent since using it. Is this normal?

Contact pediatrician

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If your baby's on the albuterol nebulizer, S/he should be getting better not worse on it. So it's best to contact your pediatrician as soon as possible to let them know what's happening. They can advise you further. Plus they can document this in your baby's chart.
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