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Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Have moderate to sever asthma i need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can i do ever the counter to help?

Asthma: You can do a virtual consult to get an emergency dose of Medicstion. You don't need to wait for your doctor. Nothing over the counter will help ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Best medication or other treatment for asthma exacerbation in adults?

Best medication or other treatment for asthma exacerbation in adults?

Bronchodilators : Start with bronchodilator like albuterol 4 puffs w/ spacer or a nebulized treatment and early use of steroid. Severe asthma- consider mag sulfate, sq epi, continuous albuterol, theophylline, terbulatine. ...Read more

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What are the tests for adult asthma?

What are the tests for adult asthma?

Tests...: To diagnose asthma, one needs to diagnose recurrent bronchospasm and airway inflammation. This can be done by a doctor based on clinical grounds (example: the doctor hears wheezing/coughing on more than one occasion and it resolves completely with treatment). Or, the diagnosis can be made in the pulmonary function lab if this diagnosis is suspected but the physical exam is normal. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is adult asthma?

What sort of problem is adult asthma?

Asthma: Potentially serious and deadly if not treated. Differennt kinds: intermitten t(<2x/wk), persistent (>2x/wk); mild-moderate-severe. Exercise induced asthma. Other triggered by chemical, allergens, pollution. Treatment needs to be based on your severity, frequency, and previous medications and other factor in your health profile. . Your asthma is not your friend's asthma. See md. ...Read more

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Child asthma vs. Adult asthma or do you get both?

Depends: Most children with asthma still have asthma as adults, although the severity of asthma can change over time. ...Read more

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Is adult asthma (developed as an adult) reversible?

Is adult asthma (developed as an adult) reversible?

Probably not: Asthma is a chronic condition that may wax and wain but never really goes away. It can be controlled with proper medications and life style changes (avoid allergies and attack inducing situations). Talk it over with your physician before you do anything Good Luck ...Read more

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What's the difference between child asthma and adult asthma?

What's the difference between child asthma and adult asthma?

Nothing: Both in kids and adults, asthma is inflammation of the lungs and closing down of the airways to cause breathing difficulty. It is all treated with the same thinking processes and similar meds. ...Read more

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What are the differences between child asthma vs. Adult asthma?

What are the differences between child asthma vs. Adult asthma?

Young or old adult?: Young adults - 30s & 40s - with asthma have had it since childhood or had it during childhood, then had resolution for a decade or so, followed by recurrence. They might recall only having bronchitis often when younger. This is a continuation of a chronic, usually allergy-based illness from childhood. Asthma starting after age 50 is a different disease & usually not allergic in origin. ...Read more

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Is it possible I have developed adult asthma? What could cause this?

Yes: Asthma can occur at any age unfortunately. Causes are varied. I would to to your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Green
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Asthma (Teen And Adult) (Definition)

Asthma is a disorder that presents with wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. It is caused by airways of the lungs swelling and narrowing. ...Read more


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