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Doctor insights on: Reactive Airway Disease In Children

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Can vaping around a child cause reactive airway disease or asthma ?

Can vaping around a child cause reactive airway disease or asthma ?

Yes: Better avoid such practice or smoking or exposing children to any environmental airway inflammation trigger ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Is reactive airways a terminal disease?

Is reactive airways a terminal disease?

No: There are different severity of reactive airway diseases. So the answer would be no. ...Read more

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Is bronchospasm more common in children with airway malacia (weakness/floppyness)?

Is bronchospasm more common in children with airway malacia (weakness/floppyness)?

Yes: Children with Tracheobronchomalacia have a weakness in the airway. This predisposes them to airway obstruction because of the accumulation of mucus. Their inability to properly clear the airway of mucus might result in irritation of the bronchial mucosa and bronchospasm. The child needs to be under the management of a Pediatrician, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment, as needed. ...Read more

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Is small airway disease showing obstruction in the small airways the same as copd, asthma or something else? Prognosis?

Is small airway disease showing obstruction in the small airways the same as copd, asthma or something else? Prognosis?

Asthma: In the past small airways disease did not have its own code but listed under asthma. It is almost like in between the reactive airways and asthma, showing up mainly when someone has a trigger like an upper respiratory infection or bronchitis. It may not show the same inflammatory reaction in blood tests like asthma, but is seen in the pft as reversible process like asthma. ...Read more

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How is reactive airways disease diagnosed?

How is reactive airways disease diagnosed?

Spirometry: This can be tested by the use of a spirometer, which may be in your doctor's office or at the local hospital, possibly with a methacholine challenge. ...Read more

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Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

Yes: Medical treatment can slow the progression of the disease and improve symptoms, but if you are a smoker and have copd, stop smoking now, it's the best thing you can do! ...Read more

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What is reactive airway disease?

What is reactive airway disease?

Reactive airway: 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. ...Read more

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How is chronic lung disease in infancy diagnosed?

How is chronic lung disease in infancy diagnosed?

Respiratory support: Chronic Lung disease of prematurity (bronchopulmonary dysplasia) has a specific set of criteria for diagnosis. The basic concept is that the baby is born premature and requires some form of respiratory support (oxygen, CPAP, mechanical ventilation) at one month of age or beyond 36 weeks corrected gestational age. Chronic lung disease outside of this definition is a less defined phenomenon. ...Read more

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How is the diagnosis of reactive airway disorder made in children?

How is the diagnosis of reactive airway disorder made in children?

Similar to asthma:: A child who comes in with an airway obstruction that responds to bronchodilators (like albuterol) likely has rad. ...Read more

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Is there optimal pattern of breathing with obstructive airway disease?

Hmm: There are different characteristics that make one persons sleep apnea better than another's, but there is no optimal pattern. Apneas are already abnormal breathing patterns. ...Read more

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Why does airway obstruction in chronic lung disease lead to hypercapnia?

Why does airway obstruction in chronic lung disease lead to hypercapnia?

Not alwasy: The more inefficient the damaged lung becomes at eliminating co2 the more you have to work to breath and the more work the more co2 you make. Once co2 is up for a period of time your body stops responding to theco2 &switches to o2 for the drive. Thus co2 rises even more as the body stops response to co2. This makes o2 dangerous to use. Most COPD get no rise in co2. You need a blood test to know. ...Read more

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What can causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) in infants?

What can causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) in infants?

Not used for infants: There is a bpd, bronchopulmonary dysplasia that occurs in infants but i HAV never heard of the term COPD used in infants. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

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