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Is there a good cure for asthma at school without inhaler?

Is there a good cure for asthma at school without inhaler?

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

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Asthma (Definition)

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


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Are nebulisers better than inhalers for asthma in children ?

Are nebulisers better than inhalers for asthma in children ?

Debatable: Both are about equal but age makes a big difference. However even in older children and adults the nebulizer delivers the medicine better and more efficiently. ...Read more

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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

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Asthma: what are some ways to control a cough for a child who has asthma?

Asthma: what are some ways to control a cough for a child who has asthma?

Cough with asthma: Child may be having bronchospasms which need to be teated with medications (albuterol) please have your pediatrician properly evaluate your child. ...Read more

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What is best climate for copd, asthma bronkitis, any repiratory disease?

What is best climate for copd, asthma bronkitis, any repiratory disease?

Smoke free: The best bet is to avoid exposure to cigarette smoke & high levels of ambient air pollution. There is no one size fits all answer for this - it depends on each patient's clinical profile and individual characteristics. ...Read more

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What are some good jobs for a 20 yr in college who has social anxiety?

What are some good jobs for a 20 yr in college who has social anxiety?

Social anxiety: Any job he/she is interested in or qualified to perform, plus, exposure is technique to treat anxiety thru behavior modification. Consult a mental health professional to work out details. ...Read more

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College cafeterias ok for students with allergies?

College cafeterias ok for students with allergies?

Yes: What type of allergies? If food, them like in any other public dining place, you must exercise caution. Be aware of what is in the food, and possible cross contamination. ...Read more

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Currently on advair 250/50 for asthma and early stages of copd. Ins. No longer covers advair. Good alternatives?

Currently on advair 250/50 for asthma and early stages of copd. Ins. No longer covers advair. Good alternatives?

Single agent: That is the problem when the new system tells us how to practice medicine. Anyway, ask your doctor for inhaled steroid alone first and not the combination along with the rescue bronchodilator and try to justify the combination later. ...Read more

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Will medicaid pay for albuterol & ipratropium bromide for copd.?

Will medicaid pay for albuterol & ipratropium bromide for copd.?

Albutrol and ipratro: Yes most of the state medicaid will cover it if ordered by a physician. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

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 more

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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)?

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 more

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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 more

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Is there a more powerful/effective, non-steriodal inhaler for allergic/extrinsic asthma, than ProAir HFA?

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

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Is spriva good for asthma or its for copd only?

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Is spriva good for asthma or its for copd only?

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 more

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Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?

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

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Proper medicine for cough for kids?

Proper medicine for cough for kids?

Not useful: Cough meds can cause serious danger with overdose as well as its known that they may raise blood pressure in children. Ask your doctor to find out the cause of cough, if it's viral uri, it should resolve in few days. There are many different reasons of cough in children. ...Read more

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Are there any massage programs for survivors on disability for mental illness?

Are there any massage programs for survivors on disability for mental illness?

Massage: Not sure if there are any approved massage indications for mental illness even if you had fibromylagia I do not believe there are massage programs to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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What medications for bronchial asthma work best?

What medications for bronchial asthma work best?

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 more

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