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What is skin asthma?

What is skin asthma?

A misnomer: It's a form of skin allergy called eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. It manifests as red scaly patches anywhere in the body. Treatment includes heavy moisturization and avoidance of allergens if possible. Several oral medications are also available. ...Read more

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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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What is skin asthma? And how do I know if I had one?

What is skin asthma? And how do I know if I had one?

No such thing: Asthma refers to airway inflammation and does not occur on the skin . However atopic dermatitis has at times been referred to as a form of asthma on the skin. The analogy however is not quite accurate. (twitchy lungs in asthma, itchy skin in AD). ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the main cause of skin asthma?

Can you tell me what is the  main cause of skin asthma?

Eczema: You're probably talking about eczema also known as atopic dermatitis. Eczema is caused by allergies to dairy, eggs, nuts, chemicals etc. In infants the most common allergen is from foods such as milk and eggs. Airborne allergens can also cause eczema especially in older people. Sometimes it may not be possible to identify the allergen. ...Read more

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Can you please describe skin asthma and what causes this?

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Can you please describe skin asthma and what causes this?

Asthma of Skin: No disease of that sort. Lungs are involved, not skin. ...Read more

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I have skin asthma.What is the best medication can I get?

I have skin asthma.What is the best medication can I get?

Skin allergies? : Guessing you mean skin allergies. I've never heard of skin asthma. They often occur in the same person. If your skin breaks out and you have asthma, it's usually atopic dermatitis or eczema. These types of rashes respond to moisturizers, steroid creams, avoidance of causative allergens/foods and oral antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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My son had a skin asthma. My question is what is tha best medication?

Skin conditions: Children have many skin conditions through childhood. Most are self resolving, or respond to over the counter salves, particularly the zinc oxide ointments. Okay to start with your circle of friends, then your local pharmacist for advise. If no resolution, then okay to take your child in for a doc to exam. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it possible for asthma to trigger skin abnormalities?

Unlikely: Asthma is a lung condition with mucus production, airway twitchiness, swelling, and inflammation that has symptoms of cough, wheeze, chest tightness and/or shortness of breath. No particular skin abnormalities are triggered by asthma, although patients with allergic asthma may have other atopic conditions such as eczema (atopic dermatitis). ...Read more

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Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening. ...Read more

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What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?

Unlikely: If an asthma attack is very severe it can lead to respiratory failure where, the oxygen level can decrease and lead to cyanosis (bluish color of the lip and around the mouth). This is a very late sign in an asthma attack and an emergency. The usual signs of asthma in children is relentless cough, wheezing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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2yr old scratches skin til bleedin. Cud it be linkd 2 her asthma or cud der b a deeper problem?

2yr old scratches skin til bleedin. Cud it be linkd 2 her asthma or cud der b a deeper problem?

Dry skin, allergies?: Itching in children is usually a manifestation of allergies, just dry skin, worse in winter, can cause it. However some infections and other inflammatory conditions may come with itching too. Your pediatrician might help to address possible cause and provide with medications to control it. One first measure is using moisturizing creams or an ointment. Petrolleum jelly or vaseline is an option. ...Read more

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I've been taking rimactacid for almost a month now. But now, I am having allergies or some-like skin asthma.Is this a side effect?

Yes: yes, it could be related to Rimactazid. You should contact the doctor who prescribed it for further information and for possibly changing your medication. ...Read more

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Hi, my brothe diagnosed skin asthma 6yrs. ago.his condition exacerbate, from head to toe. Can you advise me what medicine can we use for him? Thanks

Hi, my brothe diagnosed skin asthma 6yrs. ago.his condition exacerbate, from head to toe. Can you advise me what medicine can we use for him? Thanks

Needs to see Doctor: First of all there is no condition called Skin Asthma Secondly we can not prescribe any medicine on this site He should be evaluated by a Doctor for proper Diagnosis and based on that he will be prescribed medicine or medicines ...Read more

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Skin-only reaction to nsaids (hives.) no asthma or other sym's. The few hives don't bother me; not being able to take nsaids does. Truly need 2 avoid?

Skin-only reaction to nsaids (hives.) no asthma or other sym's. The few hives don't bother me; not being able to take nsaids does. Truly need 2 avoid?

Drug reaction: Drug related reactions include: true allergy, side effects ; intolerance. Drugs need to be avoided in case of a "true allergy". Yours seem to fall somewhere between "side effect" ; "intolerance". If the side effect/intolerance doesn't bother you, you don't need to avoid nsaids. ...Read more

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What cream or best to use for a 5-month old that has prickly heat,a sensitive skin and asthma?

Dry skin?: Sometimes dry skin with keratosis pilaris can be mistaken as prickly heat. Try CeRave lotion immediately after bathing on a regular basis and see if this helps. You should see result in about a week. ...Read more