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What It Is In Ammonia That Can Trigger Asthma
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What are the symptoms of undiagnosed asthma? I have 100% oxygen levels. Can anxiety trigger an attack?
Lots of overlap: Asthma and panic symptoms often have a great deal of similarity including shortness of breath and tightness in one's chest. And for those with asthma, panic can cause an attack prompted by hyperventilation and cascading stress symptoms. Creating a journal of symptom occurence may help your doctor determine whether symptoms are due to asthma or anxiety. ...Read more
When horse riding I have suffered from sudden asthma attacks, with no known trigger, what can I do to reduce these?
Why is there no exact cure for asthma? : (i have it since I was a kid. It's inactive for 20yrs now. But get trigger by emotion or running.
Think balance: Lung air cells are protected by a gate like mechanism that answers to chemical "open" or "close" messages. When you wheeze, the close message dominates.Asthma sufferers make a lower amount of keep "open"chemical which rescue inhalers help increase. Since your genetics make you a low producer, you will deal with this to some extent for life. Finding the right combination of meds can make it easier. ...Read more
I have asthma, exercise and cold air are triggers. I am going to summer camp but I don't like to tell anyone I have asthma. What should I do?
Tell them: If you value your life you need to get comfortable telling people in your life about your medical history. Not every detail, of course, but information that could help them know how to help you if you're in trouble. ...Read more
Possibly: Though allergies are a common trigger for asthma attacks, food allergies are not as commonly linked as inhaled allergens like animal dander or pollution. Often, people with allergies are allergic to more than 1 allergen. Perhaps this is you case and investigating other possibilities with your physician cam be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
Many: The most common triggers in the home are animal dander, dust mites, smoke (tobacco) polution, molds and assorted others. Ideally you can fous in on the particular trigger but this is often difficult to say the least. Removing carpeting ; rugs is a start as well as keeping cats and dogs out of your bedroom. Dust mites can be controlled in your bedroom by using special mattress covers. Air purifiers. ...Read more
Diary: I would not recommend that you simply "explore" on your own, specially if the symptoms are severe. Keeping a detailed diary on patterns of flareups, should help you identify what may be your triggers. Keep in mind that some of the most common are: allergens like pollen, dust mites, mold, pets, and exercising. Allergy testing would also help. ...Read more
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