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What To Do When A Child Has An Asthma Attack
Asthma: Obtain an asthma action plan from the child's parent, find out what triggers the asthma and keep them away from it at your home, and require them to have their rescue inhalers whenever they visit your home. Worst case scenario, call 911 if they have an attack and you are unsure what to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My child has one asthma attack caused by allergy and she will be received a vaccine for it . Can this vaccine kill asthma for ever ?
Confusing question: There exists no vaccine for an allergy that I know of, although allergy shots sometimes help with the allergy.Although chest tightening and wheezing during a severe allergy event, the injection is adrenalin, not a vaccine. Families carry the drug with them for future attacks in this situation. Not all that wheezes is asthma, especially in kids. I would try to clarify what went on.This is confusing ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For how many months should a child take dry powder inhaler with singular to treat asthma attack where she is suffering from olive pollen allergy ?
Desensitization: If exposure to the pollen can't be avoided, an allergist may offer desensitization to the pollen, which may help. If exposure to the pollen cannot be avoided, and desensitization is not available or is ineffective, then long-term treatment with bronchodilators may be needed ...Read more
Asthma attack: You're probably talking about an asthma attack caused by aspiration. This means inhaling something that should have been swallowed like food or stomach contents. This could set off an asthma attack. Aspiration can happen with people with swallowing difficulties such as with a stroke or when someone is intoxicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preventive therapy: The best strategy to prevent asthma attacks is to use an anti-inflammatory medicine on a daily basis as preventive therapy. It will help suppress airway inflammation (which is the root cause of asthma) & prevent symptoms worsening to the point where you have an asthma attack. There is a wide spectrum of asthma severity & you may need different strength of meds based on yr symptoms & pfts. ...Read more
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
2puffs : An attack is usually cleared with 2 puffs of a short acting bronchodilator (such as albuterol). It is best to wait at least 1 minute between puffs. If you need the rescue inhaler frequently, you will need mediacal attention. If you need to use a short acting bronchodilator other than before exercise more than twice a week, you would need a preventative medication such as an inhaled steroid. ...Read more
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