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What Inhaler Affects The Heart In Ashmatics Children
Beta agonist ones: Usually the inhailers that have a medication such as albuterol or like ones affect the heart as they act upon the receptors that are located both in the bronchi and the heart. The effect is usually manifested by accelerated heart rate or tachycardia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: Asthma can reduce the area of the lung available for co2/oxygen exchange and can do so with variable intensity during an asthma attack. Given a normal o2 % of 94-100, I have seen levels below 50% recorded but patients are usually quite symptomatic below 90%. When an attack is passed and the patient relaxed, the levels return to normal with work of breathing decreased to normal. ...Read more
Possibilities: There's an increased chance of feeding problems and ge reflux, especially in very young children. Understandably, some children have anxiety about the attacks. Some have attacks when anxious. Family functioning can be impacted. Therapy for child and family may be needed. If attacks/absences are :frequent, "section 504" accomodations at school can help the child keep up with work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between the albuterol in my new nebulizer and the albuterol in my rescue inhaler?
Airway constriction: With any asthma attack, the airway is constricted, which increases the flow velocity and causes the noise, which we call wheezing. Of course the real problem is the increased work of breathing and decreased oxygenation. Medications open the airway, decreasing the flow velocity, reducing the noise and allowing you to breath easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which are the side effects of flu vaccine in 11 month old baby, he is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of aneurysms in coronary arteries?
Minor discomforts: Fever and local pain over the injection site are the common side effects. Since your infant is on chronic Aspirin therapy, annual influenza vaccination is essential. Reye syndrome has been known to occur to children who take Aspirin while they are having flu (influenza). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The harmful effects of smoke come from inhaling smoke (first hand), second hand smoke exposure, and even 3rd hand smoke exposure (clothing with small particles from smoke). Also pregnant women who smoke can increase the risk of child have respiratory issues including asthma. The sweat should not be harmful. ...Read more
Depends upon: For one rescuer: 30 compressions and 2 breaths ratio; for 2 rescuers: 15 compressions and 2 breaths ratio. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the increased prevalence of asthma and allergy in the younger generations because parents kept them too clean?
Not exactly: One factor at home can be that we drop our sandwich in the floor (or dirt) and immediately throw it out. In years past we would dust if off and eat it anyway. Such exposure to micro-organisms stimulates the immune system. The hypothesis suggests less of these exposures(going overboard with purel etc) may prevent the immune system from "getting a workout" and being as strong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is small airway disease showing obstruction in the small airways the same as copd, asthma or something else? Prognosis?
Asthma: In the past small airways disease did not have its own code but listed under asthma. It is almost like in between the reactive airways and asthma, showing up mainly when someone has a trigger like an upper respiratory infection or bronchitis. It may not show the same inflammatory reaction in blood tests like asthma, but is seen in the pft as reversible process like asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deadly choice : Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90s to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants and children.This is primarily due to the public's mistrust of vaccines after some fraudulent research suggesting linkage to autism. Various celebrities have promoted this fiction.As a result more than 30 babies die/yr from whooping cough. ...Read more
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