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Will bronchial asthma kill me?

Will bronchial asthma kill me?

Depends: Asthma is a lable applied to a disorder with a broad range of intensity from very mild to life threatening.One kid i managed almost died several times in childhood but now lives a good life as a coach with good control.I have lived with mild asthma for decades & rarely need any rx.If you learn to understand the disease, respect it & manage it u can live well, if not it can surely kill you. ...Read more

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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 drugs treat bronchial asthma?

What drugs treat bronchial asthma?

CONTROLLER&RELIEVER: There are Controller MAEDICTIONS which some patients have to take every day to keep Asthma under control These are Long Term beta agonists(Long Term Bronchodilaters) Steroids Inhaled and Leucotrine like Singular Reiever or Resque Meds Quick acting Bronchodilaters like Albuterol,Xopenex Short Course of Steroids Most meds are given via inhaler or Nebuliser Except Singular or Oral Steroids ...Read more

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How can you treat bronchial asthma?

How can you treat bronchial asthma?

See below: Primarily, for the acute attacks, with bronchodilators so to open the small airways. For treating the disease process, inhaled steroid to reduce the swelling and inflammation that is the result of asthma. ...Read more

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Has anyone here used a mineral lamp for their bronchial asthma and has it helped?

Has anyone here used a mineral lamp for their bronchial asthma and has it helped?

Mineral lamps: I am not aware or any reliable, well controlled clinical studies showing that these lamps help asthma. If you suspect asthma, seek a doctor's care first. ...Read more

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Is Bronchial Asthma contagious?

No: asthma isn't contagious, viral diseases can resemble asthma, and they are contagious, but asthma as it is no, ...Read more

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What over-the-counter med is for bronchial asthma?

What over-the-counter med is for bronchial asthma?

None really. : Optimum treatment of your asthma requires that we measure your lung fuction objectively, then develop a treatment plan that you can understand and execute on your own. Many asthma meds can be harmful if used indiscriminately or incorrectly, and your doctor can help you understand how to use them. Hence, they are not available without a prescription. Primatine was basically inhaled adrenalin. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter medications exist for bronchial asthma?

Which over-the-counter medications exist for bronchial asthma?

Not too many: I believe there is only one inhalation drug presently on the us market without a prescription. If your asthma is allergy related, there are numerous antihistamines available. As always do not take anything without first talking it over with your physician. ...Read more

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Does sweet corn trigger bronchial asthma? If so how to avoid triggering?

Does sweet corn trigger bronchial asthma? If so how to avoid triggering?

Corn and asthma: If you are allergic to corn, it may trigger your asthma. The best way to prevent the situation is to stay away from corn and corn products. ...Read more

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What the bronchial asthma?

What the bronchial asthma?

Straight forward: The airway system has inflammation, not infection. Therefore medication for inflammation is important. The gold standard is inhaled steroids. Check with your lung doc. ...Read more

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What exactly is bronchial asthma?

What exactly is bronchial asthma?

Reactive airways: Bronchial asthma (commonly referred to as just asthma) is a medical condition in which the airways have both inflammation (excess mucus and swelling and cells present in airways) and episodic airway constriction or narrowing. Both of these are features of asthma. Albuterol treats the narrowed airways, but other medications such as inhaled steroids are necessary to control the airway inflammation. ...Read more

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What medications for bronchial asthma work best?

What medications for bronchial asthma work best?

CONTROLLER MEDS: In my opinion Controller meds which include inhaled Steroids with long acting Bronchodilaters also inhaled in combinations if taken correctly work best and sometimes one can add Montelucast(Singular) to that to control Asthma and reduce the incidents of acute attacks and exacerbations to minimum For acute attacks reliever meds like Albuterol or Levalbuteral are used with oral steroids sometimes ...Read more

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How does someone get diagnosed with bronchial asthma?

How does someone get diagnosed with bronchial asthma?

HistoryPhysicalExam&: Asthma is diagnosed after taking detailed history and Physical Exam. Present with cough,wheezing,difficulty Breathing on and off. On Physical Exam a patient may wheezing with or without Dysnea And can be confirmed by doing Pulmonary Function Test and it will show restriction and it will reverse or get better with inhalation of Bronchodilater like Albuterol It is reversible bronchospasm ...Read more

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What is the difference between bronchial asthma and asthma?

What is the difference between bronchial asthma and asthma?

SAME CONDITION BUT: When people say Asthma they really mean Bronchial Asthma most of the time But there is another kind of Asthma we have sometimes called Cardiac Asthma which is a cardiac condition in which there is shortness of breath due to lungs filled up with fluid due to acute left heart failure and causes shortness of breath and wheezing But in lay man's term Bronchial Asthma and Asthma are used for same ...Read more

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Please explain which drug would be used to treat bronchial asthma?

Please explain which drug would be used to treat bronchial asthma?

Depends: If attacks are infrequent and , mild, a rescue inhaler and avoidance of triggers would suffice. If they are frequent , and severe, a "controller" inhaler or oral drugs will be needed in addition to the rescue inhaler. Rescue inhalers open your bronchioles and allow you to breathe easier. Controllers reduce inflammation and minimize your attacks. When used together, most asthmatics do pretty well. ...Read more

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How come I have bronchial asthma, but nobody else in the family has it?

Many causes of asthm: Asthma certainly has genetic factors but there are many other factors that may be involved in developing asthma. These include allergies, infections, the environment, personal habits (e.g. Smoking), and many others. ...Read more

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What are bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis?

What are bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis?

Different Conditions: Bronchial Asthma is chronic Inflamatory disease of the airways&causes episodes of Bronchospasm causing cough,Wheezing&shortness of breath which is reversible with use of Bronchodilaters like Albuterol Chronic Bronchitis is inflammation&irritation of the airways and is irreversible even with use of Bronchodilatrs like Albuterol and it produces excessive mucus and cough persist more than3months/year ...Read more

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My fiance has bronchial asthma. Can our unborn child be infected?

Unlikely: With proper treatment of mother, this infection should pose no risk to your unborn baby. Since asthma tends to run in families, monitor your baby closely for symptoms for several years, and notify the pediatrician for wheezing, prolonged cough after illness, night time cough, exercise intolerance, or any respiratory difficulties. The annual flu vaccine for all family members is advisable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about rescue treatments with bronchial asthma issue?

Quick acting med: There are two types of medicines used to treat asthma: controller medications and rescue medications. Controlled medications are meds used every day to decrease the inflammation of asthma -- inhaled steroids. Rescue medications are bronchodilator meds (albuterol for example) that are used if one has asthma symptoms. These are quiclk acting, work to reverse the muscle spasms that cause acute asthma. ...Read more

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