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I want to see if my child hood asthma is gone.

I want to see if my child hood asthma is gone.

Discuss with Ur doc: Wheezing in childhood is not always asthma.In fact the majority of kids have infection related wheezing that dissapears by school age. You are more likely to have true asthma if you were in an ICU in childhood, have a family history of asthma, had eczema as a kid, or other allergy related problems. Your doc can set up some studies if you are curious. ...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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To check to see if I have asthma, where exactly do I go?

Doctor: A doctor can evaluate yu to determine if you have asthma, preferably a allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my asthma. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my asthma. Should i?

This is a question?: I've rarely met a married man who came to see me without the urging of his wife. Because you are married you have at least one other person relying on your good health besides you. Perhaps there are more. Go see your primary care physician. I'll go out on a limb & say invite your wife to accompany you to the visit. ...Read more

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What to do if you see a child who has an asthma attack?

What to do if you see a child who has an asthma attack?

Very broad question: There is little to do for an acute attack without administering medications. The best approach is to get the child to calm down (good luck!) and try exhaling through pursed lips like blowing up a balloon. This creates enough air pressure in the lungs to keep the airways open. The parents should have albuterol or an epi-pen; if they're not around, call 911. ...Read more

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Please explain what do I do if I see someone having an asthma attack?

Please explain what do I do if I see someone having an asthma attack?

Severe call 911: If moderate and the patient is doing 'ok' use the rescue inhaler and when stable should call primary md. Should rescue inhalers not work 911 or er
if severe attack and lots of trouble breathing call 911. Asthma may be fatal in some cases. ...Read more

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Should I see my doctor about asthma?

Yes: If you are concerned about asthma, you should definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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Which kind of doctor should I see for asthma/respiratory issues?

Allergist: A board certified allergist - for a list in your area see www. Aaaai. Org and click on find an allergist. ...Read more

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When do you stop the asthma meds and go see doc?

When do you stop the asthma meds and go see doc?

See doctor...: Prior to stopping any asthma meds that you have been taking chronically, you should see your doctor. If your asthma has been stable for a period of time and, depending on severity, you may be able to stop some or even all of your meds under your doctor's supervision. You should not stop them on your own as you could be risking an exacerbation. See your doctor first! ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I take my child to see? For asthma?

What type of doctor should I take my child to see? For asthma?

Pediatric allergist: An allergist is a specialist trained in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and allergic diseases. Almost 80% of children who have asthma also have allergies. An allergist is either trained primarily as a pediatrician or in internal medicine. A pediatrician who has been trained in allergy may be just the right fit. ...Read more

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Can't see pulmanlogist till next month my asthma is outta control, I'm 20 min from closest ER I'm using rescue inhaler at least twice day should go in?

Can't see pulmanlogist till next month my asthma is outta control, I'm 20 min from closest ER I'm using rescue inhaler at least twice day should go in?

See your PCP: Your PCP can take care of your problem. I see that you are a smoker. You need to quit. This is critical if you want to have any degree of control over your asthma. Smoking does not help asthma whatsoever. ...Read more

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Should I see an allergist or a pulmonologist to diagnose asthma?

Should I see an allergist or a pulmonologist to diagnose asthma?

Pulmonary: A Pulmonologist deals with the Lungs, and would certainly be able to diagnose and treat asthma. Allergists may also be able to treat it, especially if the asthma has an allergic component to it, but between the two, you can not go wrong with the Pulmonologist. ...Read more

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My chest feels heavy and I have a gasping for air. I see a asthma specialist in 2 weeks. What can I do in the meantime? Duoneb makes me anxious.

My chest feels heavy and I have a gasping for air. I see a asthma specialist in 2 weeks. What can I do in the meantime? Duoneb makes me anxious.

If you are: Literally gasping for air you need help now. Please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Call 911 if needed for transport. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 2 months ago when should I see my dr about reducing my symbacourt inhaler as my asthma feels better. Or is it just newly quitting?

I quit smoking 2 months ago when should I see my dr about reducing my symbacourt inhaler as my asthma feels better. Or is it just newly quitting?

Probably both: First of all congratulations. I know how hard it is to quit. Be proud of yourself.
Indeed as time goes by your asthma symptoms will probably lessen to a point when your "controller" symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) can be reduced. Be patient. And keep up to good work! ...Read more

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I have asthma and my job wants to test to see if im smoking but all I do is chewing tabacco will it show up soley as chewing tabacco or just positive?

I have asthma and my job wants to test to see if im smoking but all I do is chewing tabacco will it show up soley as chewing tabacco or just positive?

Positive test: Testing for these products relies on chemical markers that appear in urine, blood or hair, depending on the test used. Chewing tobacco will cause the same chemicals to form as smoking. You may want to clarify the rules at your job because they may consider any nicotine use as a problem. You will flunk the test. ...Read more

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How often should I see my allergist? I have asthma and bad allergies.

How often should I see my allergist? I have asthma and bad allergies.

Routinely: If your allergist is trating youasthma, you should have regular visits. This way your asthma medication can be closely monitoried and possibly reduced your dosages. ...Read more

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How could I relieve asthma related chest discomfort until the morning when I can see my doctor?

Albuterol: Everyone who has asthma should have albuterol or xopenex (levalbuterol) available to them at all times. If you feel tight, you should use it. Discuss with your doctor, but you can usually use up to three doses back to back to relieve your symptoms. If after three doses you are no better, you should go immediately to the emergency room. Everyone with asthma should have a rescue plan like this worked out. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and I don't know if I can still got to my pediatrician to see if I have asthma. Am I to old. Or should I just goto urgent care.

I'm 19 and I don't know if I can still got to my pediatrician to see if I have asthma. Am I to old. Or should I just goto urgent care.

You can go back: Most pediatricians will keep seeing their patients to age 21, and it makes the most sense to do so since they know you and know about how you manage the asthma best. You should ask their office about their specific age policies of course. ...Read more

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I have asthma and sinus problems what type of doctor is recommended to see so I can get this under control I feel like its taking over my life?

Asthma: Asthma related to sinuses is probably secondary to allergies, a board certified allergist is best equipped to help you control your symptoms. You may be a candidate for allergen immunotherapy that has shown efficacy in controlling both asthma and nasal allergies. Find an allergist at acaai. Org or aaaai. Org. Btw stop smoking! ...Read more

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Asthma 3 months after pneumonia. Symptoms of hyperinflated lungs and hyperventilation syndrome. I know I need to see my dr, but what can I do for now?

Asthma 3 months after pneumonia. Symptoms of hyperinflated lungs and hyperventilation syndrome. I know I need to see my dr, but what can I do for now?

Asthma uncontrolled: It seems your asthma is not controlled. A pneumonia can trigger asthma symptoms and they can linger for a while. You need an inhaler to help you breathe. I would go seek immediate medical attention if you are having trouble breathing. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son suffers from allergies, asthma and eczema. His received his last shots at 8 months. There isn't a dr here that will see him. Advice?

My 2 year old son suffers from allergies, asthma and eczema. His received his last shots at 8 months. There isn't a dr here that will see him. Advice?

There has got to be: You live in san antonio texas, it is difficult to believe that there is no doctor who will see your twoyears old son who has common pediatrics conditions. I will call aroud or go to a clinic affiliated with a teaching hospital, or call your local health department and they can provide the neccessary immunisation. You may b referred to an allergist if his allergies are severe and difficult to manage. ...Read more

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Should I see doctor, mild asthma stymptons for 2 weeks, using saba 2-4 times /day, symptoms only mild so worried I'm wasting docs time?

Should I see doctor, mild asthma stymptons for 2 weeks, using saba 2-4 times /day, symptoms only mild so worried I'm wasting docs time?

Yes: Use of your saba inhaler 2-4x a day for 2 weeks strongly suggests poorly controlled asthma. The key to asthma control is reducing airway inflammation. Sabas only provide symptom relief but do not decrease inflammation. You should be seen by your doctor and possibly be started on asthma anti-inflammatory medication. If you do not seek medical treatment, your mild symptoms may linger for weeks. ...Read more

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Have moderate to sever asthma I need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can I do ever the counter to help?

Have moderate to sever asthma I need a neb treatment and cant get into see ny doctor far a week what can I do ever the counter to help?

Asthma: You can do a virtual consult to get an emergency dose of Medicstion. You don't need to wait for your doctor. Nothing over the counter will help ...Read more

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I was told that I have asthma it was a tech that did a beather test I have to use my resue inhale 2x a day is it normal I see my doctor the 9/19?

Not good: To be regularly using a rescue inhaler. You should be on something long acting then using the other inhaler for "rescue" when you breakthrough the long acting one. Talk to your doctor about this type of management since you are newly diagnosed it sounds like. ...Read more

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Is rad the same as asthma? I went to an allergist/immunologist and rad was his diagnosis. I only got to see him for brief time and forgot to ask him..

Is rad the same as asthma? I went to an allergist/immunologist and rad was his diagnosis. I only got to see him for brief time and forgot to ask him..

RAD or not: Reactive airway disease is the old terminology for asthma. It is usually used when your symptoms are intermittent, meaning you don't have shortness of breath, chest tightness more than twice a week or you don't have breathing problem at night. ...Read more