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What Is The Difference Between Asthma And Eczema
Asthma is chronic.: Bronchitis is a general term to indicate inflammation of the airways. It is usually temporary and caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Asthma can be triggered by infections but generally implies a more chronic problem, caused by chronic inflammation of the breathing tubes. Most with asthma have allergic inflammation although some do not. Treatment is different and depends on the cause. ...Read more
Can look similar: To patients, both are dry, flaky rashes that can appear at any age. Psoriasis is more specific, and can involve arthritis. Eczema can simply over dry skin, from irritation, or atopic, e.g. associated w/ asthma and allergies. Psoriasis is oilier, more yellow; outside knees+elbows. Eczema the inside elbows knees. Both on scalp of babies. Eczema really itches. Psoriasis only sometimes. ...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
One causes the other: The two walk together. Asthma commonly is caused by allergies affecting the lower airways - the bronchial tubes tighten, become swollen and become congested with excess mucus. Asthma can also be triggered by other things, such as exercise, smoke, viruses etc., but by controlling allergies, asthma and asthmatic reactions are much less likely to occur. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Difference: Asthma- inflammation of the airways leading to airway obstruction which is frequently but not always reversible. High % related to allergies COPD- Chronic obstruction of the airways with or without inflammation. Some may be partly reversible. Highly % related to smoking. Sometimes asthma can lead to COPD although why this happens remains unclear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very different: Hp is a hypersensitivity reaction usually to some organic material usually mold, but also food particles, bird droppings, pets, grains, etc. Asthma presents with mostly reversible airway obstruction due to exercise, allergens, infections. Both can present with sob, cough, wheezing, but hp can also have fever. Hp usually resolves or kept from turning into fibrosis, once removed from trigger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few similarities.: Roseola is a viral infection affecting infants and young children. It involves a pinkish-red skin rash and a high fever that typically starts as the rash is resolving. Psoriasis consists of well-defined red plaques with silvery scales. There are many kinds of eczema, which is characterized by a diffuse reddish scaly itchy rash in various locations (depending on the type and severity). ...Read more
Both signs of allerg: Dermatographism is the welting up of skin when it is stroked with a dull object such as a fingernail. The welt will be exactly the same pattern as what is "drawn" on the skin. Hives are spontaneous welts, usually circular that occur when someone is exposed (usually by eating) something they are allergic to. They are both seen in allergic people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SAME CONDITION BUT: When people say Asthma they really mean Bronchial Asthma most of the time But there is another kind of Asthma we have sometimes called Cardiac Asthma which is a cardiac condition in which there is shortness of breath due to lungs filled up with fluid due to acute left heart failure and causes shortness of breath and wheezing But in lay man's term Bronchial Asthma and Asthma are used for same ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflame vs infect: Rhinitis is inflammation of the nose while sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. Both can be caused by either bacteria or viruses. Both can be caused by allergy or dysfunction of the nose or sinuses cause by chemicals or pollution. Both present differently depending on their cause. Infectious sinusitis can lead to inflammatory rhinitis. Infectious rhinitis can lead to inflammatory sinusitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Differences: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Ringworm is a skin infection due to a fungus. Psoriasis changes the life cycle of skin cells causing cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. Extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches, that are painful. ...Read more
Different conditions: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways causing reversible airflow obstruction that manifests as cough, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath. Walking pneumonia is an infection caused by mycoplasma pneumoniae that can also cause similar symptoms, but generally no fever or chills. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about your symptoms. ...Read more
Inflamed airway: Allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis symptoms typically affect the upper airways- eyes, nose, throat, sometimes even your ears. Asthma symptoms are in the lower airways causing wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing. A big percentage of asthmatics have allergies as their trigger for their asthma attack. In these situations when you experience an allergic exacerbation, it will trigger the asthma. ...Read more
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