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Are chest tightness, tiredness, shortness of breath, and light headedness early, mid, or late asthma attack symptoms?

Are chest tightness, tiredness, shortness of breath, and light headedness early, mid, or late asthma attack symptoms?

Asthma: These are common symptoms in asthma exacerbations of all degrees and should prompt you to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can roach droppings trigger asthma attack?

Yes: Cockroach allergy is a major trigger for asthmatics that are sensitized to cockroach allergen. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can Vicks vapour run help asthma attack?

Can Vicks vapour run help asthma attack?

Unlikely to help: The irritant nature of this material is more likely to aggravate this process than help. ...Read more

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Can a concave chest affect asthma attack?

It depends...: A concave chest, also known as a pectus deformity, can cause diminished lung function if severe. Usually however, a pectus deformity does not contribute to an asthma attack. It would be helpful to have lung function evaluated before and during an episode to know what the difference is and whether further evaluation by a chest wall surgeon should be pursued. ...Read more

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Is it possible to induce an asthma attack?

Is it possible to induce an asthma attack?

Yes: Some physicians used to test for asthma with what is called a methacholine or histamine challenge test. These chemicals when inhaled in an asthmatic would cause bronchoconstriction of the airways at lower levels of the drugs than non-asthmatics. This is not done much (maybe not at all) anymore. Now asthma is generally diagnosed through clinical means - history and symptoms and reactions. ...Read more

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How does asthma attack affect spo2 level?

How does asthma attack affect spo2 level?

Rarely: Your asthma will have to reach a life-threatening degree of severity before the pO2 would be noticeably reduced. An overwhelming % of asthma attacks is not associated with decreased pO2 level. ...Read more

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Can a epi pen help during an asthma attack?

Can a epi pen help during an asthma attack?

Depends: Epi pens are used in people who experience severe allergic reactions. The source of the allergy is not really important. If the asthma attack is the direct result of the allergic reaction it may be beneficial. However, "epi" is a non-specific "agonist" whereas your rescue inhaler is specific for the receptors in your lungs and would probably work better with fewer side effects. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of asthma attack?

Not too much: Unlike copd, after an asthma attack, your lungs go back to the way they were before the attack. People who have chronic attacks and do not use a "controller" do run the risk of declining lung function due to chronic inflammation that is not alleviated. ...Read more

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Will an epi-pen be used for an asthma attack?

Not Really: This is for severe allergic asthma attack with anaphylactic shock. For routine asthma attack not really. ...Read more

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How to stop an asthma attack with an inhaler?

How to stop an asthma attack with an inhaler?

2puffs: An attack is usually cleared with 2 puffs of a short acting bronchodilator (such as albuterol). It is best to wait at least 1 minute between puffs. If you need the rescue inhaler frequently, you will need mediacal attention. If you need to use a short acting bronchodilator other than before exercise more than twice a week, you would need a preventative medication such as an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Can you stop an asthma attack without an inhaler?

Can you stop an asthma attack without an inhaler?

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: It depends on how severe the attack of asthma. It is dangerous not to carry with you an inhaler, you can die from the attack without inhaler. Mild attacks can stop with just taking cough syrup. ...Read more

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When do I need to take advair after asthma attack?

When do I need to take advair after asthma attack?

Not a rescue drug: Advair is a combination drugs used as a "controller" in asthma and COPD. You should be taking it on a regular basis not after an attack. Your rescue inhaler (ie albuterol) should be used only when you are having an attack.
Talk over an asthma plan with your physician. So you know exactly when and how to use each drug.
Good Luck ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Asthma Exacerbation In Children (Definition)

A condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes ...Read more