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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Can nasal congestion, sore throat, with fatigue sometimes be a symptoms of asthma attack onset?

Can nasal congestion, sore throat, with fatigue sometimes be a symptoms of asthma attack onset?

Allergies: These are symptoms of nasal allergies that often accompany asthma. If you have recurrent nasal symptoms, get them treated as it may aid in treatment of your asthma.

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Asthma flare up wheezing/cough yellow mucus, fatigue! How long can I wait to seek medical help! Going on for about 4 days?

Asthma flare up wheezing/cough yellow mucus, fatigue! How long can I wait to seek medical help! Going on for about 4 days?

Time to seek help: You may be able to continue in your weakened state for longer but why take chances. I'll assume you have done what you can with any meds you have on hand & not improved. If this is interfering with your life it's time to get in & get extra help.

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Can plants cause asthma attack?

Can plants cause asthma attack?

Asthma: If you are allergic to pollen yes you can have asthma from certain pollenating plants, see an allergist and determine what your triggers are to know what to avoid.

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What can trigger an asthma attack?

What can trigger an asthma attack?

Many things: Anything from cold air to animal dander to anything you may have allergies to. The best thing is to get tested by your physician. If necessary an allergist or pulmonologist may be needed.

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What to do during an asthma attack?

What to do during an asthma attack?

Rescue inhaler: A rescue inhaler (ie albuterol) is probably the best choice. If attacks are frequent and/or severe, an "asthma action plan" should be developed between you and your physician. This will spell out exactly what steps are to be taken.

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Can I almost have an asthma attack?

Can I almost have an asthma attack?

Almost?: Shortness of breath does not necessarily mean asthma. Many people get this but do not have asthma. To make sure, get tested by your physician- its easy. Good luck.

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What happens after a severe asthma attack?

Sometimes nothing: Unlike copd, after an asthma attack the person's lung function goes back to normal depending on the person's severity level.

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Can a asthma attack get cured on its own?

Possibly: If the problem is from exposure to an allergen, it will eventually subside in several hours if it didn't kill you. This would be true for exercise as well. As for cure, there is no cure for asthma as yet even though we can usually control it.

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What can you do if you have an asthma attack?

What can you do if you have an asthma attack?

Depends: If you are a known asthmatic you should have an asthma action plan from your caregiver that outlines how you should approach an asthma attack. Typically it includes the use of a short acting beta agonist like albuterol and systemic steroids if severe enough.

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How does a person feel during an asthma attack?

How does a person feel during an asthma attack?

Depends: This would obviously be related the the individual patient's perceptions. But generally speaking, one feels short of breath, is working harder to get a full breath, often feels very anxious, is scared and depending on the severity of the attack and were the treatment is going, the patient might be sleepy, lethargic or worse as the attack proceeds if the meds are not working.

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Please explain what happens during an asthma attack.?

Please explain what happens during an asthma attack.?

Inflammation!!: Although an emotional reaction can precipitate bronchospasm, asthma is caused by a chronic inflammation of the airways. This is possibly due to allergy but there are other causes. Increases in inflammation can cause the release of inflammatory mediators that result in bronchospasm with cough, wheeze and shortness of breath.

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Please, can you describe the primary signs of an asthma attack?

Cough and more: The major signs/symptoms of an asthma asthma are cough, wheezing (especially on expiration), shortness of breath and chest tightness. These especially occur at night, with colds, around smoke or allergens and with exercise.

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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.

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For how many months should be continued the medications for asthma attack?

It depends: You need to discuss this with your health care provider. It depends upon the severity of your asthma and what medications you are taking. The standard treatment for persistent asthma is an inhaled steroid used daily with a bronchodilator as a rescue inhaler. If you have persistent asthma you will probably need to take an inhaled steroid indefinitely. If you asthma is mild you may be able to stop it

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What is a aspirated asthma attack

What is a aspirated asthma attack

Asthma attack: You're probably talking about an asthma attack caused by aspiration. This means inhaling something that should have been swallowed like food or stomach contents. This could set off an asthma attack. Aspiration can happen with people with swallowing difficulties such as with a stroke or when someone is intoxicated.

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How can you prevent the asthma attack?

Preventive therapy: The best strategy to prevent asthma attacks is to use an anti-inflammatory medicine on a daily basis as preventive therapy. It will help suppress airway inflammation (which is the root cause of asthma) & prevent symptoms worsening to the point where you have an asthma attack. There is a wide spectrum of asthma severity & you may need different strength of meds based on yr symptoms & pfts.

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