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What it is in ammonia that can trigger asthma?

What it is in ammonia that can trigger asthma?

Bronchial irritant: Ammonia can trigger asthma since it is a bronchial irritant. It is not a specific allergen. It is an asthma trigger in the same way that chlorine near a swimming pool or other strong cleaning agents can be--by irritating already "twitchy" or reactive airways. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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 would cause ammonia smell in nose, chronic fatigue and muscle weakness in a 32yr asthmatic mom of 4 with perfect tsh, cmp, CBC and lipid panel?

What would cause ammonia smell in nose, chronic fatigue and muscle weakness in a 32yr asthmatic mom of 4 with perfect tsh, cmp, CBC and lipid panel?

Sinus Infection: You need to have your doctor check if you have sinus infection which is one of the common complications of allergies. Sinus infection gives you a sense of 'bad smell' maybe ammoniacal or not. Not well controlled asthma and allergies in itself makes you to have chronic fatigue and muscle weakness and thus more pronounced with any infection.
Allergies can also increase your sensitivity to smell. ...Read more

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What food can trgger the asthma?

What food can trgger the asthma?

Unusual but anything: In theory almost any food can cause an allergic reaction -- which includes asthma symptoms. But most mild food allergic reactions aren't so severe. See a board certified allergist if you have had symptoms.. They can easily help you pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

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Why would salsa be a trigger for my asthma?

Why would salsa be a trigger for my asthma?

GERD -> asthma: Sometimes acid reflux can irritate asthma conditions and, in some people, salsa and other spicy foods can provoke reflux. ...Read more

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What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?

What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?

Depends: In childhood it is often the presence of inflammation from any of a number of infectious agents, often viral. Only 5% are thought related to allergy triggers but these can aggravate any compromised kid. As they age, the pattern may change. Exercise triggered events are common in the teen years but this pattern seems to fade in adulthood. ...Read more

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What are common triggers for allergic reactions and asthma?

What are common triggers for allergic reactions and asthma?

Allegens & irritiant: Allergens: house dust mites, animal danders, mold spores, pollens & sometimes foods. Irritants: cigarette smoke, wood & barbecue smoke, poorly-burning gas stoves, heaters, furnaces & hot water heaters, smog, diesel exhausts, pesticides, fragrance. For asthma these physical triggers: cold air, exercise, laughter, stress, and respiratory infections, especially viral respiratory infections. ...Read more

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Could anger trigger asthma attacks?

Could anger trigger asthma attacks?

Not typical: Anger may cause an increase in anxiety which could mimic asthma. Sometimes strong emotions may also cause a histamine release which could flare certain asthma symptoms. Recommend control asthma and temper. ...Read more

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Possible to have asthma triggered by reflux?

Possible to have asthma triggered by reflux?

Yes...: Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or gerd, can induce bronchospasm in susceptible people. This is the reason gerd should be aggressively managed in patients with bronchospasm, including asthmatics. ...Read more

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What can trigger an asthma attack?

Many things: Anything from cold air to animal dander to anything you may have allergies to. The best thing is to get tested by your physician. If necessary an allergist or pulmonologist may be needed. ...Read more

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Is there a trigger for an asthma attack?

Is there a trigger for an asthma attack?

Triggers...: There can be triggers for asthma exacerbation including allergic triggers, infectious triggers, environmental triggers, etc. Sometimes, an allergist can verify asthma triggers in an individual patient. Some triggers can be avoided once identified. See your doctor to identify your triggers! ...Read more

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Why is my asthma triggered when I have a fever?

Why is my asthma triggered when I have a fever?

Underlying causes: Fever is not a trigger factor for asthma flare up. However, the underlying causes of fever, e.g., viral infections, are. ...Read more

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Could my asthma be triggered by exercise and allergies?

Could my asthma be triggered by exercise and allergies?

Yes: About 60% of asthma is "allergic asthma." this is asthma that can be aggravated by environmental allergies (e.g. Dust mite or cat dander or ragweed). About 40% of asthma is "non-allergic." common triggers of non-allergic asthma include exercise, cold air, respiratory infections, or emotion. ...Read more

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Is it possible for asthma to trigger skin abnormalities?

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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Does sweet corn trigger bronchial asthma? If so how to avoid triggering?

Does sweet corn trigger bronchial asthma? If so how to avoid triggering?

Corn and asthma: If you are allergic to corn, it may trigger your asthma. The best way to prevent the situation is to stay away from corn and corn products. ...Read more

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Do all asthma attacks have "triggers" like viruses, cold air, smoke, etc?

Do all asthma attacks have "triggers" like viruses, cold air, smoke, etc?

Reactive airways: Asthma, by definition is reactive airways. So it's reacting to something. But often times, we have difficulty narrowing it down to figure out exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Will my asthma ever go away? Is it always going to be triggered by my allergies?

Will my asthma ever go away? Is it always going to be triggered by my allergies?

Asthma: Yes and no. The association with allergies may make it difficult to get rid of your asthma. However, maintaining a good management plan will keep your asthma stable and help keep your life more satisfactory and happier as you remain symptom-free. On the other hand, you can become symptom-free without using inhalers and other medications as this has happened to few individuals. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a type of asthma triggered by running in cold air? What are the symptoms?

Is there a type of asthma triggered by running in cold air? What are the symptoms?

Asthma: Generally any asthma can be triggered by both exercise and cold weather exposure. Some patients with asthma can run fine in warm weather but have less tolerance and wheeze and cough, develop chest tightness and pain when running in cold weather. ...Read more