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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that can cause constriction of the airways and causes shortness of breath, cough and wheezing and is usually treated with bronchodilators and antiinflammatory inhalers, and sometimes other medications are indicated depending on the severity of the disease. A pulmonologist or allergist can diagnose and treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Airway inflammation: Main components of asthma are inflammation and constriction of small airways, making more difficult to breathe. When exposed to virus or allergen, wheezing can occur.The more severe inflammation and constriction, the worse the asthmatic attack. Cells in the airways might make more mucus than usual plugging up airways. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic disease: It is chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This is related narrowed airways from inflammatory changes of the airway walls and spasm of the muscle in the airways(bronchospasm). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Asthma : Asthma is a codition that affects the airways of the lungs, leading to a spasm of the smooth muscles in the bronchial tree, inflammation of the mucus mabrane that is lining the airway & also the secretion of mucus , all these factors lead to narrowing of the airway leading to wheezing, difficulty breathing & cough. It can be familial, allergic or due exposure to pollution. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eczema: The common name of atopic dermatits is eczema. It is an itchy, red/pink rash, that can happen on the face or neck or body for infants, and around the knees/inner elbow areas for older kids and adults. The cause of eczema is complex. Treatment usually involves good moisturization, topic steroid, oral antihistamines, and eliminating foods that the patient is allergic to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have a week?: The kinds of different itch are too numerous to list here. Canine and feline scabies can be similar. Suspect scabies if the person has itch over most of skin except face & scalp, especially wrists and genital, which is much worse in bed. Always look for itching among contacts, especially bedmates and roommates. Scabies is endemic in prisons, group homes, mental hospitals. ...Read more
Eczema: The goal of treatment for eczema is to relieve and prevent itching, which can lead to infection. Since the disease makes skin dry and itchy, lotions and creams are recommended to keep the skin moist. These products are usually applied when the skin is damp, such as after bathing, to help the skin retain moisture. Cold compresses may also be used to relieve itching.Over-the-counter products, such as hydrocortisone 1% cream, or prescription creams and ointments containing corticosteroids, are often prescribed to lessen inflammation. ...Read more
Bronchiectasis: Describes a condition of larger bronchi, chronically irritated and then dilated to a degree that it making mobilization of secretions less effective, leading to cyclical dilated infected bronchi and ineffective removal of secretions. ...Read more
Atopy (see below): Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma...: Asthma is characterized by reversible, recurrent bronchospasm accompanied by airway inflammation. It is not curable but it is very treatable and most patients are symptom-free between exacerbations. It can be diagnosed clinically or via pulmonary function testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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