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What are common asthma triggers?

What are common asthma triggers?

Triggers...: Common asthma triggers include dust, pollen, upper respiratory infections, lung infections, exercise, cold air, food allergies, pet dander, mold, cigarette smoke, etc. ...Read more

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 are the common symptoms of asthma?

What are the common symptoms of asthma?

They vary: Some asthmatics simply have a chronic cough while others have varying degrees of shortness of breathe. The triggers to an attack also vary. Some are allergic in nature while others are from exercise, cold air, etc. ...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 asthma trigger factors in a person's home?

What are common asthma trigger factors in a person's home?

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

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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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How common is asthma in children?

How common is asthma in children?

Mgt: It is quite common and an estimated 1/7 children has had a history of recurrent wheezing. There are many presentations of this diverse disease which result in different patterns of presentation and course. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available. A virtual appointment is available online. ...Read more

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Will the common cold exacerbate my asthma?

Will the common cold exacerbate my asthma?

Yes: The common cold is one of the most common triggers for acute exacerbations of asthma symptoms, especially in younger children. ...Read more

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How common is adult onset asthma? Nonsmoker

How common is adult onset asthma? Nonsmoker

Not uncommon: Although it was believed that asthma could only start in childhood and in the 60's no one could have allergic asthma developing after age 40, it is clear now that asthma can indeed occur in adulthood. Based on my experience, I estimate that about 25% of the asthma cases develop during adulthood. ...Read more

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Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000). ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of asthma in children?

What are the common symptoms of asthma in children?

Cough, wheeze, SOB: Coughing is the most common symptom of asthma especially if cough occurs with exercise or laughing. Colds that routinely go to the chest are very common in patients with asthma. Wheezing and shortness of breath may also occur with colds or exercise, but cough is the most common symptom. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of menthol induced asthma?

Menthol: It is popular to try peppermint and menthol to treat asthma but rarely it can cause asthma. Here is a case study. J investig allergol clin immunol. 2001;11 (1):56-8. ...Read more

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How common is the advair 500/50 strength prescribed for asthma?

How common is the advair 500/50 strength prescribed for asthma?

Uncommon: This is a very high dose and likely equivalent to taking Prednisone 5 mg or more daily by mouth. Most people don't need more than 250 ug and higher dose does not usually provide added benefits but added side effects. If you need this much advair, it is time to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of asthma in a 1 year old (or younger)?

What are the most common symptoms of asthma in a 1 year old (or younger)?

Cough and wheeze: Cough and wheeze are the most common symptoms of asthma in a 1 year old. Chronic cough especially at night is suspicious for asthma Wheeze is a late symptom of asthma. ...Read more

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My 10 month old has asthma. How common is death from asthma complications? : (

My 10 month old has asthma. How common is death from asthma complications? : (

? mislabeled?: About 70% of what acts like asthma in infants and toddlers is gone by age 3-5 and I can only remember 1 case of true asthma I labeled at that age in 3+ decades. Most are asthma-like infection triggered conditions, and many pulmonologists won't use the label in kids until>1yr and wheeze without infection. All need to be monitored and treated, I've never had an asthma death, ever, but cam close in one. ...Read more

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Why is my 'asthma' feeling better with a common cold? Could the coughing be helping?

Why is my 'asthma' feeling better with a common cold? Could the coughing be helping?

Mgt: I would recommend following an asthma action plan. Not all upper respiratory tract infections trigger asthma symptoms in the lower airway.
If you do develop asthma symptoms, your Albuterol inhaler may provide relief. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of singular and how does it help asthma. Do you have to take 10 mg or 5... does it matter. I'm a lightwieght?

What are the common side effects of singular and how does it help asthma. Do you have to take 10 mg or 5... does it matter. I'm a lightwieght?

Singulair (montelukast): Although I've never encountered anyone who has had trouble with side effects from Singulair; the package insert will give you the full listing. The adult dose is 10mg. That's what you need to have it work, as prescribed. ...Read more

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What are the most common asthma symptoms?

What are the most common asthma symptoms?

Wheezing, SOB: Wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath (sob) are the classic symptoms of asthma. Most often, wheezing and shortness of breath follow the brief period of "cold" symptoms in infants/children. The cough is not so prominent as in bronchitis. Coughing or shortness of breath aggravated by excercise also raises suspicion of undiagnosed asthma. ...Read more

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Is it common to have both asthma and lupus?

Is it common to have both asthma and lupus?

Some women have both: Asthma is common, lupus not uncommon. Both are more common in adult women. Therefore some people will be unlucky enough to have both. ...Read more

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What things in common does allergies and asthma have?

"atopy": Both asthma and allergy (such as allergic rhinitis) are potential manifestations of what is known as "atopy." atopy means that someone has an underlying allergic inclination due to allergic antibody that can manifest as eczema, nasal or ocular allergies, food allergies, or asthma. About 60% or so of asthma is allergic or atopic asthma, but about 40% of asthma is not caused by allergy. ...Read more

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Are there any common causes of both asthma and allergies?

Are there any common causes of both asthma and allergies?

Yes.: Asthma often triggered by airborne allergens. Most common: danders, dust mites, trees, grasses, pollens, mold. Asthma may also be triggered by non allergens such as smells and perfumes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it common to die from an asthma attack?

Not necessarily: Though this is a possibility, it not not very common. Today's controller and rescue inhalers- when used properly- have greatly reduced fatalities. ...Read more

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What exactly is the most common way to get an asthma attack?

Difficult to answer: Many asthmatics have allergies and exposure to that allergen can trigger an attack. Some have exercise induced asthma or cold air induced. Emotions (laughing, crying, etc) have also been shown to cause an attack. ...Read more

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How common is it to develop cough variant asthma as an adult?

How common is it to develop cough variant asthma as an adult?

Not Common: People often talk about cough variant asthma, but it really is asthma with cough as a symptom instead of wheeze. So if you are coughing see an allergist and have a breathing test called a spirometry. This will tell you if asthma is there or not. The most common cause of cough is post nasal drip and acid reflux can also play a big role. ...Read more

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What are the most common the negative effects of smoking with asthma?

What are the most common the negative effects of smoking with asthma?

Asthma: Asthma can be a very serious disease. It it's the result of chronic inflammation in the lungs. Smoking is probably the worst thing someone with asthma can do. There are medications to improve the inflammation of asthma, but smoking puts more fuel on the fire, making the meds less effective. ...Read more

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The chemical structure of caffeine resembles that of a common asthma medication, how, and what does this mean?

Not much: The asthma medications that coffee mimic fell out of favor decades ago when modern treatments became available. In order to get an equivalent benefit to the old aminophylline products (the chemical cousins) you would need to take so much that the side effects of hyper alertness, jitters, etc. Would be prohibitive. For the most part it is just doesn't worsen asthma. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 23 and haven't had an asthma attack in 6 years since I was diagnosed with it. Is this common?

What to do if I am 23 and haven't had an asthma attack in 6 years since I was diagnosed with it. Is this common?

Yes: This could occur for two reasons. First you may have outgrown your asthma or if you are taking controller meds, they are working and you are well controlled. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop asthma during pregnancy?

Is it common to develop asthma during pregnancy?

No: Asthma may get worse, better, or remain the same in pregnancy but is not caused by pregnancy. Labetalol may or may not worsen asthma but does not cause asthma. ...Read more