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When a girl has asthma, what are the effects?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms...

Asthma is characterized by recurrent episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath and cough due to bronchospasm and airway inflammation.
Between episodes most asthmatics are symptom-free. There are effective meds to treat the exacerbations. If your symptoms are severe during an episode, go to the er for treatment. Refrain from smoking to minimize the airway inflammation.

In brief: Symptoms...

Asthma is characterized by recurrent episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath and cough due to bronchospasm and airway inflammation.
Between episodes most asthmatics are symptom-free. There are effective meds to treat the exacerbations. If your symptoms are severe during an episode, go to the er for treatment. Refrain from smoking to minimize the airway inflammation.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Recurrent wheezing

Usually recurrent wheezing or coughing with viral upper resp infections.
Depending on severity, may need preventative meds.

In brief: Recurrent wheezing

Usually recurrent wheezing or coughing with viral upper resp infections.
Depending on severity, may need preventative meds.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The same as boys

The major gender difference in asthma is that it affects more boys than girls and more women than men.
In other words, on average asthma begins in females at a later age than in males. Also, adult women often have the most severe asthma that is more difficult to treat.

In brief: The same as boys

The major gender difference in asthma is that it affects more boys than girls and more women than men.
In other words, on average asthma begins in females at a later age than in males. Also, adult women often have the most severe asthma that is more difficult to treat.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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