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Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)

This article is a continuation follow-up of the series of articles on Avoiding Your Asthma Triggers. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or secondhand smoke is a mixture of both the smoke given off from a burning cigarette and exhaled from the lungs of a smoker. Tobacco smoke is known to have more than four thousand chemicals many of which are known poisons …

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Signs of Asthma-What You Need To Do

Generally not all experiences the signs of asthma in the same way. Some people may experience all the signs of asthma while others may experience just one. Just because you experience one of the signs of asthma, you don’t necessarily have an asthma diagnosis. Finally, you may experience atypical (means something that is irregular or not ordinary) signs of asthma, …

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Monitoring Asthma Symptoms

Generally,to gain or keep control of your asthma, it is important to monitor asthma symptoms. As the saying goes – that which cannot be measured, cannot be changed so you will have difficulty getting control of your asthma if you do not monitor asthma symptoms. Mostly,patients do not understand how important it is to monitor asthma symptoms on a regular basis. Asthma …

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Pregnancy Asthma & After Delivery Tips

This article is a previous continuation from Pregnancy Asthma. As mentioned in the above previous article, very few women who have asthma during pregnancy have difficulty with asthma symptoms or asthma attacks during labor and delivery. But just in case, it’s a good idea to have an up-to-date Asthma Action Plan to guide you and your medical healthcare providers, so that fast action can be taken. It’s also essential …

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Asthma Nebulizers

Asthma Nebulizers or breathing machines as they are normally referred to by asthmatic patients, are devices that allow you to aerosolize liquid asthma medication and inhale it directly into your lungs as a mist. Types of Asthma Nebulizers  include:- Jet Nebulizers Ultrasonic Nebulizers Mesh Nebulizers Several factors including cost, your preferences, and your doctor’s preferences will determine which nebulizer is …

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Asthma Inhalers And Children

Asthma inhalers are the easier’s way to get asthma medications to a child’s lungs. While a nebulizer might be convenient to use, many parents and kids do not like the lengthy time it takes to deliver an asthma treatment. While more convenient asthma inhalers must be used properly, requiring caution, if they are needed to be effective. That can be simplified by combining a …

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Controlling Your Child’s Asthma

 Asthma is the commonest childhood illness, affecting many children globally. And statistically, for many children asthma is a chronic illness, causing asthma symptoms that come and go throughout the year, leading to frequent asthma attacks, poor sleep, missed school days, emergency visits to a doctor  and even hospitalizations. With good guidance long term asthma treatment, many of these children can have …

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Asthma And Your Doctor

Communication between you and your doctor are very important for understanding and caring your asthma. Normally, most of you will leave after your doctor’s appointment feeling confused. Does all the different instructions to care for your asthma frustrate you? Do you worry that you are not taking your asthma medications correctly and the possible side effects that might result? If your …

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Medication Side Effects-What You Need to Know

A substance that has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body, in particular a medicine with intended results (like for asthma treatment),  may cause a number of unwanted side effects. These effects can occur when you start a new asthma medication, decrease or increase the dose of a asthma medication, or when you stop using a asthma medication. A …

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Side Effects Of Other Asthma Medications

This article is the continuation from Side Effects Of Asthma Medications first part. Side Effects Of Cromolyn Sodium And Nedocromil These medicine are considered alternative treatments for patients with mild persistent asthma and can be used to prevent asthma symptoms if you know you will have an allergen exposure and use the medication in advance or beforehand. Cromolyn sodium and Nedocromil are generally well tolerated with …

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