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Will my friend still have an asthma attack if my mom smokes outside?

Will my friend still have an asthma attack if my mom smokes outside?

Maybe, maybe not: Since asthma attacks occur for many reasons (or without reason), a person may get symptoms even if he doesn't breathe in second hand cigarette smoke. On the other hand, some asthmatics aren't bothered much by second hand smoke. If the air is cleaned (with a hepa filter) indoors, anyone will be better off. Barbeque smoke, fire place smoke, marshmallow-roasting campfires, etc... Can cause symptoms. ...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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Mom said everytime she comes back home she gets asthma attack. Can it be psychological more than disease?

Mom said everytime she comes back home she gets asthma attack. Can it be psychological more than disease?

Could be...: ..Especially if it happens absolutely no where else. Panic attacks can make you feel as if you are having trouble breathing, and the environment could be causing her significant anxiety. It could, however, be a genuine asthma attack if there is something at home that is irritating to her or two which she is allergic. ...Read more

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I put some liquid plummer in my kitchen sink, my girl friend must have done the same thing earlier, because there (continued) a violent reaction and the fumes gave me an asthma attack and sent me to the hospital. I get home several hours later and the hou

If : If the house has not been properly ventilated, you should not be in it. There seems to be some uncertainty about whether you both poured liquid plummer into the sink. Ask her specifically. You can call your local poison control number and give the info about the chemicals that you both placed in the sink and they should be able to make recommendations based on that (however, poision control is not a substitute for medical care). ...Read more

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It has been 5 days since my asthma attack and It's still hard to get a satisfying breath. Is that normal?

It has been 5 days since my asthma attack and It's still hard to get a satisfying breath. Is that normal?

Not normal: Asthma management depends on the severity of your asthma and which medications you have been prescribed. If you are following your doctor's recommendations and are still feeling short of breath, a visit to his/her office for evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What to do about asthma attacks during intercourse? Full blown asthma attack can't breath good almost all the time unless fan is blowing on me. Coughing that with meds still don't go away all this has been happening for a yr now what to do?

What to do about asthma attacks during intercourse? Full blown asthma attack can't breath good almost all the time unless fan is blowing on me. Coughing that with meds still don't go away all this has been happening for a yr now what to do?

First : First of all, it sounds like your asthma is uncontrolled. There are many different treatment options to decrease the number of asthma attacks that you are experiencing. There are controller medications that can be used daily. These include inhaled steroids that are typically taken once or twice a day. Your doctor will be able to assess your symptoms, and frequency/timing of the attacks, and prescribe you with an appropriate medication regimen. As far as your issue during intercourse, in order to decrease the likelihood of an asthma attack you can take 2 puffs of your rescue inhaler (usually albuterol) 15 minutes prior to intercourse. This should help. Good luck. ...Read more

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3yr old. Hx Asthma. Woke up breathing hard. RSP 42. Spo2 87%. PEF normal. Gave inhaler. Can SpO2 be low and PEF be normal? & still have asthma attack?

3yr old. Hx Asthma. Woke up breathing hard. RSP 42. Spo2 87%. PEF normal. Gave inhaler. Can SpO2 be low and PEF be normal? & still have asthma attack?

Asthma: You need to take your child to ER ASAP, he also needs a treatment plan including maintenance treatment, you can see your pediatrician or a pulmonologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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4 yr old has asthma.Was exposed to smoke & couldn't quit coughing.She coughed up blood. Wat causes the blood?Is that considered an asthma attack?

4 yr old has asthma.Was exposed to smoke & couldn't quit coughing.She coughed up blood. Wat causes the blood?Is that considered an asthma attack?

Asthma yes: A bad asthma attack that caused the body to cough, cough, cough. When someone coughs that much you can get a year in the esophagus that causes the blood. It is scary but not dangerous and it heals well by itself. ...Read more

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