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Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Should a child with asthma sleep in a basement?

Should a child with asthma sleep in a basement?

No: Although the particular environment of your basement is not known, in general, it is not a good idea for children with asthma to sleep in a basement, especially on the floor.

More humid environments promote much more dust mite and mold growth. Moist, humid environments are known to be associated with more respiratory symptoms in children. ...Read more

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How to help a child with asthma sleep better with filters running?

How to help a child with asthma sleep better with filters running?

Get 'em off floor: Raise your filter off the floor, perhaps on a low, three-legged stool. Three legs wobble less than four. Cushion vibration with a towel. Consider a white noise generator or relaxing music in the bedroom at bedtime. ...Read more

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Do I need to wake up a sleeping baby to take medication? 5 months old baby taking therapies for asthma.

Do I need to wake up a sleeping baby to take medication? 5 months old baby taking therapies for asthma.

No: If the baby is sleeping peacefully, breathing easy and not coughing then you do not have to wake him up to give asthma treatment. If the baby is working hard to breathe, grunting or coughing then yes, wake him up and give him a treatment. Talk to your doctor in the morning about what he/she wants you to do in these situations in the future. ...Read more

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My 7yrs old daughter had asthma and coughing tonite she is using steam Vicks with water. But my 6months baby sleeping with her. Is that ok for my baby?

My 7yrs old daughter had asthma and coughing tonite she is using steam Vicks with water. But my 6months baby sleeping with her. Is that ok for my baby?

Maybe, maybe not: I have never been fond of the "vapor" stink as treatment for anything. I find the idea that stinking up the room with a noticeable fume is more likely to aggravate a cough than help it at any age. There are some decongestant effects, but the irritant value is similar to paint fumes. ...Read more

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What are some ways to control a cough for a child with asthma?

What are some ways to control a cough for a child with asthma?

Medication: Cough is a common symptom of asthma. If it is from an acute attack, albuterol should suffice. In exercise-induced asthma, it is very effective if use 10-15 minutes prior to exercise. However, if the cough occurs daily, regular therapy with a controller medications such as montelukast (singulair) or an inhaled steroid (flovent, qvar, asmanex, pulmicort) may help. ...Read more

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Can playing around in snow for a few minutes hurt a child with asthma?

Can playing around in snow for a few minutes hurt a child with asthma?

Maybe: If the child has cold air induced asthma then playing outside can cause symptoms. The asthma symptoms can be prevented by covering the nose and mouth with a scarf and taking an albuterol inhaler 2 inhalations, 10 minutes before going outside. ...Read more

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Can walking around in snow for a couple minutes hurt a child with asthma?

Can walking around in snow for a couple minutes hurt a child with asthma?

As Long as...: ... Your child's asthma is not triggered by cold air. Some cases of asthma are triggered by cold requiring avoidance or medication. ...Read more

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What is it like for a child with asthma?

What is it like for a child with asthma?

Hard to breathe: Pretend someone is giving you a very tight bear hug. It is hard to breathe and can be frightening to a child ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms of a child with asthma?

What are the different symptoms of a child with asthma?

Cough and wheeze: Frequent cough and wheeze are the most typical symptoms in a child with asthma. Tthese symptoms will usually be worse at night and with viral colds. Less common symptoms of asthma include chest pain and chest tightness especially with activity. In children above 5 years of age, lung function testing is very helpful to diagnose asthma. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have cats if you have a child with asthma?

Depends: Asthma and allergy experts have been telling parents for decades that having pets (especially cats) at home is not good for children with asthma. That advice is still very true for the asthmatic child who is allergic to pets (>50%). Interestingly, more recent information has shown that if a child is born into a household with 2 or more pets, they are less likely to develop allergies and asthma. ...Read more

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Do dogs badly affect the condition of a child with asthma?

Do dogs badly affect the condition of a child with asthma?

If Allergic-Sure: Allergies are a major trigger of asthma. If your child is allergic to the dog, you are asking for trouble! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a child with asthma smoke 1 cigarette?

Please tell me, could a child with asthma smoke 1 cigarette?

Whether they have: Asthma or not, they should not smoke one cigarette. It is much more harmful to children than to adults, especially to children. Please avoid! ...Read more

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Where can I buy a nebulizer machine for a child with asthma?

Where can I buy a nebulizer machine for a child with asthma?

Health care equipmen: Stores that sell health care equipment usually also carry nebulizers. Also home health care companies will often bring the nebulizer to your home and teach you how to use it, as well as supply the medications. A prescription is required in order for your insurance to pay for it. ...Read more

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What are the do's and dont's on food intake for a child with asthma?

Avoid obesity: Unless there are demonstrated food allergies (which usually are associated with hives and gastrointestinal symptoms), no specific diet is required. Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to avoid milk products. There is a linkage betweed obesity and asthma, and a exercise and a diet that maintains proper weight are encouraged. ...Read more

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What factors should I consider when picking a nebulizer machine for a child with asthma?

What factors should I consider when picking a nebulizer machine for a child with asthma?

Portability...: You will likely be taking this machine with you at times and there are light-weight machines that work really well. The easier it is to take with you outside the home the more likely your child will be compliant with treatment. Depending on the age of the child, it may be helpful to involve the child in the selection of the machine. ...Read more

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Will giving coconut oil to a child with asthma have any affect on him? Is it healthy to replace cooking oils with coconut oils?

Will giving coconut oil to a child with asthma have any affect on him? Is it healthy to replace cooking oils with coconut oils?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is one if the few oils that doesn't degrade to less healthy by-products under high temperatures. It also is felt to have some anti fungal and antibacterial properties. As long as a person is not allergic to coconut, it would be unlikely to trigger asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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Does even the odor of cigarettes on clothes cause problems for a child with asthma?

Does even the odor of cigarettes on clothes cause problems for a child with asthma?

Yes: The odor itself isn't an issue but where there is odor there are chemicals from the smoke that can cause all sorts of problems for people. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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