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What are the symptoms of an asthma attack, especially in a child?

What are the symptoms of an asthma attack, especially in a child?

Many: Cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, pain with breathing, flaring of nose, use of muscles in the neck to breathe, retraction of the muscles between the ribs and under the rib cage. In many young children it is simply persistent cough. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart attacks in children?

What are symptoms of heart attacks in children?

Atypical: Heart attacks are very rare in children, but can occur if a child is born with abnormal coronary arteries, has extraordinarily high cholesterol or contracts certain diseases (eg: kawasaki disease). The most common cause is Cocaine abuse. Small children may complain of stomach pain and shortness of breath. Older children and teens may have "classic" crushing chest, neck or arm pain. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of mild asthma in an adult?

What are the signs and symptoms of mild asthma in an adult?

Symptoms...: Asthma symptoms include shortness of breath, cough (usually non-productive), wheezing. Sometimes, wheezing can be present in an asymptomatic patient. So, in the mildest asthma, there can be symptoms only at certain times like at night or with activity, or sometimes none at all. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension in an ex-preemie preschooler?

What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension in an ex-preemie preschooler?

Breathing probs.: Breathing problems worse with exercise and activities. Short of breath with activity; fainting, feeling short of breath when active; more tired than ususal, chest pain, blue lips, hands/feet-"cyanosis", and edema of legs. Go to your doctor for a listening your ex premie's heart. An echocardiogram/ekg would also be indicated. ...Read more

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Signs of asthma in imfant?

Signs of asthma in imfant?

Recurrent cough: Infants typically develop bronchiolitis which can be associated with asthma later in childhood. Recurrent cough or wheeze can be signs of asthma, especially with a family history or exposure to common triggers such as cold, tobacco, smoke, animal dander and other allergens. With infants some of the first signs involve feeding difficulties due to inability to coordinate breathing with sucking. ...Read more

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Could status asthmaticus be the first presentation of asthma in child?

Could status asthmaticus be the first presentation of asthma in child?

Yes: A severe asthma attack (status asthmaticus) could certainly be the first presentation of asthma in a child. ...Read more

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Can status asthmaticus be the first presentation of asthma in kids?

Can status asthmaticus be the first presentation of asthma in kids?

Asthma symptoms: Asthma is like a rainbow with a myriad of signs and symptoms. Sometimes you have kids that cough when they exercise, or seem to get "bronchitis" when the seasons change. Kids may have eczema or allergies as well. There are many subtle signs, as well as many many triggers. It is possible to present with severe respiratory distress bit i would be cautious to label a child after one episode. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sports asthma in a child?

What are the symptoms of sports asthma in a child?

Cough: The most common symptom of sports-induced asthma in children is cough; these kids often wheeze as well. There may be no symptom other than shortness of breath; for this, it is important that this lasts much longer than it does for the other kids who are participating just as strenuously, so you know that your child isn't simply getting winded. An allergy eval might help prevent worsening asthma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asthma in children?

What are the symptoms of asthma in children?

Many: Asthma symptoms are varied. They can range from just having kids that cough with exercise or at night to kids that have shortness of breath and audible wheezing with anything from change of weather to colds. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of undiagnosed asthma? I have 100% oxygen levels. Can anxiety trigger an attack?

What are the symptoms of undiagnosed asthma? I have 100% oxygen levels. Can anxiety trigger an attack?

Lots of overlap: Asthma and panic symptoms often have a great deal of similarity including shortness of breath and tightness in one's chest. And for those with asthma, panic can cause an attack prompted by hyperventilation and cascading stress symptoms. Creating a journal of symptom occurence may help your doctor determine whether symptoms are due to asthma or anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart attack in young men?

What are the symptoms of heart attack in young men?

The same: Anything between the belly button-mouth, front or back, including neck, shoulders, and arms + belching, "indigestion", sweating, ache/pressure including et cetera can be heart disease in the young or older patient. In diabetics and hypertensive heart symptoms can be "the flu", unusual fatigue, or nothing! ...Read more

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What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

Possible stridor..: If there is a high-pitched sound when you inhale, this could be stridor which is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. You need to see a doctor asap; if you are short of breath, go to the er. If this is stridor, it could lead to upper airway obstruction, which can be life-threatening. Get to a doctor today for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

Be Careful: Symptoms include chest pain of different types, the pain can radiate to the neck, or the back or the arms, bad indigestion can also be a sign, heart palpitation, associated sweating or feeling of doom, associated anxiety, feeling very weak and short of breath. There are other symptoms. If you are having chest pain and worried, call 911 now before it is too late. ...Read more

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Can certain foods cause a full-blown asthma attack; not, however an Ige-mediated reaction. Mostly just shortness of breath that is asthma-like?

Can certain foods cause a full-blown asthma attack; not, however an Ige-mediated reaction. Mostly just shortness of breath that is asthma-like?

Unlikely: This would be unlikely unless there is some type of aspiration event. When there is aspiration of liquid food we have a reflex to shut off the upper airway. This usually results in difficulty breathing in, coughing, talking and respiratory distress. It would not last as long as a typical asthma attach. Acid reflux can give a sensation of shortness of breath ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma in kids?

What are the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma in kids?

Cough and wheeze: Eib (exercise-induced bronchospasm) can occur with asthma or without asthma symptoms without exercise. Typically, children may cough, not necessarily wheeze, during aerobic exercise and/or a few minutes after such exercise or just running around the house. If symptoms occur during exercise, it is more likely to be asthma. If only afterwards, "pure" eib. Easy fatigue with exercise may occur too. ...Read more

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Panic attacks with the exact same symptoms of a heart attack, help?

Panic attacks with the exact same symptoms of a heart attack, help?

Get help: You did not provide enough information, do you have a diagnosis of panic attacks? If you are having persistent chest pain you should call 911 or have someone take you to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of an adult onsetting severe dust allergy?

What would be the symptoms of an adult onsetting severe dust allergy?

Dust allergy: Severe dust allergy can give you allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis and asthma.These symptoms can be present together or individually. ...Read more

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Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Same as in men: Same as in men, but maybe more subtle ... Chest pain, possible arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, etc. ...Read more

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