11 doctors weighed in:
When a boy has asthma, what does it mean?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Trouble breathing
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs that can cause trouble breathing and significantly impact one's life.
Those with asthma need a thorough evaluation to confirm the diagnosis of asthma, identify triggers of asthma and present a treatment plan.

In brief: Trouble breathing
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs that can cause trouble breathing and significantly impact one's life.
Those with asthma need a thorough evaluation to confirm the diagnosis of asthma, identify triggers of asthma and present a treatment plan.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Online answer
That's a general question.
I found an educational program that teaches kids and their parents about asthma and what triggers the "attacks". Go to http://www.Starlight.Org/asthma/ on your browser, you will find more information about the condition.

In brief: Online answer
That's a general question.
I found an educational program that teaches kids and their parents about asthma and what triggers the "attacks". Go to http://www.Starlight.Org/asthma/ on your browser, you will find more information about the condition.
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: He has asthma
Asthma is an inflammatory response in the lungs, with broncospasms (intermittent wheezing).
Usually induced by viral upper resp infections. Depending on severity, may need preventative meds, and albuterol for exacerbations.

In brief: He has asthma
Asthma is an inflammatory response in the lungs, with broncospasms (intermittent wheezing).
Usually induced by viral upper resp infections. Depending on severity, may need preventative meds, and albuterol for exacerbations.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Definition...
Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of reversible airway obstruction as well as airway inflammation.
There is no cure but there are treatments to decrease exacerbations and symptoms. There can be long periods of remission between episodes but unfortunately there is no cure.

In brief: Definition...
Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of reversible airway obstruction as well as airway inflammation.
There is no cure but there are treatments to decrease exacerbations and symptoms. There can be long periods of remission between episodes but unfortunately there is no cure.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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