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What to do for night time asthma control?

What to do for night time asthma control?

Medicine + clean air: People with cough-variant asthma or night-time asthma can use steroid inhalers (such as flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Bronchodilators such as albuterol or xopenex (levalbuterol) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Singulair chewables are another preventive medicine. A hepa air filter and dustproof/pollenproof bedding helps. ...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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Is it normal that i cough all the time I have asthma i take advair daily and emergency inhaler when needed it gets really deep at night when i laydown?

Is it normal that i cough all the time I have asthma i take advair daily and emergency inhaler when needed it gets really deep at night when i laydown?

Go back to MD: There are reasons for cough in people with asthma such as allergies, cold and postnasal drip which may be what you have, that is coughing more when you lay down. On the other hand uncontrolled asthma can cause cough, wheezing and sob. Bo back to your doctor for reevaluation as you may need other medicines and systemic steroid if needed. ...Read more

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Dry cough inhalers don't work for coughing .had asthma up to age 5.cough ever less then a min can't control it. Worse at night feel like throw up to.

Dry cough inhalers don't work for coughing .had asthma up to age 5.cough ever less then a min can't control it. Worse at night feel like throw up to.

Mgt/workup: Your asthma may be uncontrolled or there is another cause of your cough. If your parent gives permission, I can review your asthma plan by appointment at : healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until i go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until i go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

It : It sounds like this all came on suddenly. If so, then you are likely exposed to an allergen that is causing these symptoms. Is there something new in your life. A pet? Plant? Chemical exposure? Etc. You may want to consider allergy testing to look for clues. Asthma or bronchospasm can present at any time and may be due to an allergy (which I am suspecting in your case). Based on your clinical symptoms, your doctor may start you on an inhaler and monitor for effect, and may also order a chest x-ray. Also consider you may be dealing with a bronchitis, pneumonia, or even a foreign body in your airway. After a detailed history and physical your doctor will have a better idea of what is going on and devise a diagnostic and treatment plan. Hopefully you will find answers soon. Best of luck, . ...Read more

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Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until i go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until i go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Asthma : Asthma is a condition where the lungs are more "sensitive", and can basically spasm due to a variety of factors and make patients feel very short of breath. Asthma can be diagnosed in a variety of ways. Some patients have a family history of asthma. Some patients have a history of allergies, and are considered "atopic" or more sensitive to allergans that can affect their lungs. Diagnosis of asthma can be made in a number of ways. On examination, the patient will often, though not always, have wheezing. Some patients have a chronic cough with their asthma and some don't. There is a device called a "peak flow", which measures how well the patient can breathe out, to see if there is restriction of their lungs. There are also pulmonary function testing which measures the different capacities of the lungs. I am glad you are going in for an appointment so that you can get properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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6 yr old boy Nocturnal asthma how to relieve it if inhaler isn't helping at night time? And spits out prednisone medication when given orally.

6 yr old boy Nocturnal asthma how to relieve it if inhaler isn't helping at night time? And spits out prednisone medication when given orally.

You should speak: to his doctor. I don't know what inhaler he is on. If it is a bronchodilator (such as albuterol or xopenex), he may benefit from an inhaled steroid (or through a nebulizer), but only his doctor can make that determination. If he is having labored breathing, you should take him to an emergency room to be seen. ...Read more

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Hi there i sound wheezing at night from last few weeks doc done test for asthma all normal , no cough, running 4-5 times a week so what could be?

Hi there i sound wheezing at night from last few weeks doc done test for asthma all normal , no cough, running 4-5 times a week so what could be?

Upper obstruction: Do you wheeze when breathing out or breathing in? If the latter, it would point to obstruction higher up instead of in the lungs. If you are overweight. Weight reduction may help a great deal. If not, see an allergist or ent. ...Read more

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I have asthma and am having a hard time controlling it. What can I do?

I have asthma and am having a hard time controlling it. What can I do?

Know your triggers: Consult an allergist and get tested for allergies to learn about any possible environmental triggers. Your doctor will give you an asthma action plan to follow and help you control it better. ...Read more

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Does coughing after every time i laugh mean that my asthma is not under control?

Does coughing after every time i laugh mean that my asthma is not under control?

Not always.: Laughing cools the airway by evaporation. If the airway is already inflamed then cooling triggers a cough reflex. There is also, the chance of vocal cord dysfunction. ...Read more

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I have severe asthma that is not under control but i want to lose weight. Every time i exercise I have an asthma attack what can I do?

I have severe asthma that is not under control but i want to lose weight. Every time i exercise I have an asthma attack what can I do?

Gain asthma control: Congratulations on wanting to exercise and lose weight! see an asthma expert such as allergist or pulmonologist. There are many medications available, strategies to avoid triggers and evaluations to check for other issues that worsen asthma to get you back on track. Don't give up on exercise! ...Read more

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