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Scholarships For Asthma
One aspect: Watch for triggers in the environment at school, inhalers are a way to treat the attacks, but if they appear mostly while in a certain situation or place, you may be able to pinpoint something that is causing your airways to react (exposure to allergens like dust, etc). This does not cure asthma, but it may prevent the attacks. Mention those details to your dr to help him help you. ...Read more
Had allergic childhood asthma but now symptom free for over 10 yrs. Afraid to mention on pre employment medical declaration for regular finance job?
Read ??? carefully: It makes a difference if they ask "have you ever...?" vs "have you had in the last 5 or 10 years?" answer truthfully. And if I am not mistaken they can only do a physical post job offer, and not discriminate based on physical exam findings. Anyway asthma, should not have much bearing on an office job. ...Read more
Currently on advair 250/50 for asthma and early stages of copd. Ins. No longer covers advair. Good alternatives?
Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam
It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How decide when to use a controller med ongoing for 8 year old with asthma (use singulair (montelukast) during spring pollen season, but coughing more other times)?
Persistent asthma: At age 5-11 controller meds usually help persistent asthma, defined as 1) symptoms >2x/wk, 2) wake at night 3 or more times/mo, 3) use inhaler for symptoms >2x/wk, 4) asthma limits activities, or 5) needed oral steroids 2x in last year. There may be other reasons to start too, such as asthma getting worse fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?
Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a more powerful/effective, non-steriodal inhaler for allergic/extrinsic asthma, than ProAir HFA?
Levalbuterol: Proair HFA contains a medication called albuterol. Other rescue inhalers such Proventil and ventolin also have the same medication. Xopenex HFA (is another rescue inhaler is which used for asthma and more effective in some patients levalbuterol. If a quick acting inhaler is not working, this may be a sign that you may need inhaled steroids. It is very important to followup with your doctor. ...Read more
Probable: There are studies showing that Spiriva provides as much bronchodilation as beta agonist ( albuterol etc). In selected cases, inhaled steroid, long-acting bronchodilator, and antimuscarinic (Spiriva) are required to control asthma. This same combination are also used on COPD although inhaled steroid may not be needed for a high % of COPD patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?
Mgt: You may want to consider using an inhaled steroid and the Albuterol as needed if these medications control your asthma. You can also take an oral steroid for a short period of time. The combination medication has a longer acting medication. A follow up appointment: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more
Does taking theophylline for asthma disqualify people from regular jobs in finance? Pre employment form. Had childhood asthma , mostly asymptomatic now
LD.org: Try national center for learning disabilities. Ld.Org. ...Read more
CONTROLLER MEDS: In my opinion Controller meds which include inhaled Steroids with long acting Bronchodilaters also inhaled in combinations if taken correctly work best and sometimes one can add Montelucast(Singular) to that to control Asthma and reduce the incidents of acute attacks and exacerbations to minimum For acute attacks reliever meds like Albuterol or Levalbuteral are used with oral steroids sometimes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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