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Do children outgrow their asthma?

Do children outgrow their asthma?

Perhaps: This is an area of controversy in medicine. Statistically, there are many children with childhood asthma who grow up to not complain of symptoms; however it is not clear if they are just avoiding activity that incites asthma or are used to the symptoms and don't seek treatment. So, it is possible to be an adult who had childhood asthma and be relatively symptom free. ...Read more

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Can children outgrow asthma?

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Can children outgrow asthma?

Can be asymptomatic: You do not "outgrow" asthma, but can become asymptomatic- not have symptoms. The asthma can potentiaaly come back at a later date. Think of it as an iceberg. If below the surface no symptoms. Once about the water line symptoms return. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put Vicks vapor rub in mist humidifier for infant?

Is it safe to put Vicks vapor rub in mist humidifier for infant?

Age ??: Early infancy is marked by marked sensitivity to irritants ; dependence on narrow nasal passages for breathing. Later childhood employs mouth breathing to bypass much of the congestion. I hate Vicks steam; consider it air pollution. A lifestyle audit to eliminate any odors/irritants in a kids sleeping area + humidity or steam as long as the measured humidity. ...Read more

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2 year old may have ingested some "baby Vicks"?

2 year old may have ingested some "baby Vicks"?

Your friend needs to: call 911 now to have an ambulance take the child to a hospital-based Pediatric Emergency Room. Ingestion of even a teaspoon of camphor-containing preparations can cause seizures within 20 minutes. . Vicks does not help congestion in anyone of any age. It is not recommended as a "chest rub" or as an additive to humidifiers for children because of the danger of ingestion. ...Read more

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Do people use albuterol mist for sick babies with wheezing?

Do people use albuterol mist for sick babies with wheezing?

ALBUTROL MIST: Albuterol is a bronchdilater means it opens up the bronchi which go into spasm and cause the wheezing.It happens quite common in the babies with asthma and albutrerol inhalation is used to relieve the wheezing, but it does not do anything to the disease process which is inflammation in bronchi, so albuterol is used in combination with steroids.Other condition causing is wheezng is bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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Are humidifiers safe in baby nursery?

Are humidifiers safe in baby nursery?

Yes: Yes humidifiers are safe but they do need to be cleaned often because they do get some bacterial growth which then can be in the mist put out in the air and be of potential risk of causing infection. ...Read more

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Vapours for babies?

Vapours for babies?

Please clarify ??: Your statement does not ask a clear question. What do you mean by vapors ? Resubmit a clear question.Questions are lot linked on the site. ...Read more

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Antimicrobial pillow for kids safe?

Antimicrobial pillow for kids safe?

No need: An alternative is to wash and dry your pillows every three months. Also use an hypoallergenic pillow cover and change bed linens weekly. ...Read more

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Do most kids outgrow asthma?

Do most kids outgrow asthma?

No: Outgrowing asthma is a slightly controversial topic; while some adults who had asthma as a child do not have symptoms as an adult, objective measurements of lung function often find problems in these individuals. It is not clear if there is truly a lessening of the disease, a decrease in activity, or tolerance (or some combination of all three) that leads to the phenomina. ...Read more

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Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?

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Dr oz recommends Vicks vaporub or   vinegar solution for nail fungus. Are they effective at all? How about tea tree oil?

Hogwash: First off, make certain your nails are fungal with a fungus culture. If they are, the most effective treatment is oral anti-fungal medication, which has been recently shown to be much safer than we originally thought. Pulse therapy Lamisil (terbinafine) (14 pills in 6 months) has the same cure rate as taking it every day for 3 months. See a podiatrist and be leery of doctors on tv. ...Read more

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Is bricarex, montair lc kid syrup are recommended for 2 years old child for cold & cough problem?

Is bricarex, montair lc kid syrup are recommended for 2 years old child for cold & cough problem?

Colds toddler: No cough or cold medications for that age are recommended so try a cool mist humidifier , 2.5 ml buckwheat honey once a day, 2.5 ml of Vicks vapor rub once a day along with warm drinks. If cough worsens or child has fevers get him examined. ...Read more

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Does dry powder inhaler safe for children ?

Does dry powder inhaler safe for children ?

Yes: Dry powder inhalers are equally effective and are becoming more popular than commonly used metered dose inhalers or MDI's as the former comes without the potential for environmental concerns of damaging the ozone layer with CFC propellants .in MDI's. In both, one should wash the mouth after use to avoid after taste and potential for developing thrush in mouth. ...Read more

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Will dandruff affect children differently than adults?

Will dandruff affect children differently than adults?

Yes: Most causes of dandruff in children is either dry skin or seborrhea.Good scrubbing and anti-seborrhea shampoos are usually all that is necessary. ...Read more

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Why do adults and older children get sicker than younger children with chickenpox?

Why do adults and older children get sicker than younger children with chickenpox?

Good question !!: The viral infection is systemic and adults for some reason are more susceptible to brain and lung involvement. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put vicks vaporub in the medicine cup of my warm mist humidifier? I am 28 but the only posts i find seem more for helping young children

Is it safe to put vicks vaporub in the medicine cup of my warm mist humidifier? I am 28 but the only posts i find seem more for helping young children

Use if you wish: I NEVER recommend it for small children.Their airways are often irritated and react to the stuff with increasing cough and congestion.Adults seem to do well with it. ...Read more