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What is the ingredient in perfume or cologne that will trigger an asthma attack?

What is the ingredient in perfume or cologne that will trigger an asthma attack?

Perfume & asthma: There is no certain ingredient in perfumes that causes an asthma attack as much as the allergens released from the fragrances. It is an allergic or irritant that causes the asthma attack for people with asthma, it is best to avoid the fragrances including candles, incense, soaps, etc. If they can not they can try an otc zyrtec (cetirizine) or prescription singular. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Can diarrhea trigger an asthma attack?

Can diarrhea trigger an asthma attack?

No: Not associated with it except during an anaphylactic shock when one's asthma may act up and some have gastrointestinal symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a hamster cause an asthma attack or trigger some asthma symptoms?

Would it be possible that a hamster cause an asthma attack or trigger some asthma symptoms?

Certainly possible: Some people's asthma is triggered by allergens in the air. While you may not be allergic to the hamster itself, you may be allergic to the material in its bedding. Monitor your symptoms and see when they are worse. If it's only when cleaning the cage, you may be able to where a simple mask or try changing the bedding material. If it's bad all the time though, may want to find him a new home. ...Read more

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Earlier today I started choking, trying to cough it up triggered an asthma attack now, hours later coughing causes terrible pain to shoot down my arms?

Earlier today I started choking, trying to cough it up triggered an asthma attack now, hours later coughing causes terrible pain to shoot down my arms?

Needs an evaluation : It is common for asthma to be triggered by aspiration into the airway. A coughing spell may induce chest pain. However, if the pain is shooting down the left arm, more serious underlying causes such as the pain from heart needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?

I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?

Dryness?: One of the chief complaints of CPAP is dryness which may contribute to your asthma. Humidification can be added to your CPAP device, and another comment would be about the proper cleaning of the unit. ...Read more

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Can a concave chest affect asthma attack?

Can a concave chest affect asthma attack?

It depends...: A concave chest, also known as a pectus deformity, can cause diminished lung function if severe. Usually however, a pectus deformity does not contribute to an asthma attack. It would be helpful to have lung function evaluated before and during an episode to know what the difference is and whether further evaluation by a chest wall surgeon should be pursued. ...Read more

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Can you stop an asthma attack without an inhaler?

Can you stop an asthma attack without an inhaler?

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: It depends on how severe the attack of asthma. It is dangerous not to carry with you an inhaler , you can die from the attack without inhaler. Mild attacks can stop with just taking cough syrup. ...Read more