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4 things you might not know about allergen allergies

As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change. The fall can be especially difficult for people who are sensitive to mold and ragweed pollen. But these …

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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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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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Side Effects Of Asthma Medications

In every Asthma Medications there are a some asthma medication side effects that you need to know.While asthma medication side effects prevent some people from actually taking their medication, asthma medications in general are well tolerated. But, knowing your asthma medication side effects is an essential part of caring for your asthma. Asthma medication side effects can often be prevented, …

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Nocturnal Asthma

This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ When you have Nocturnal Asthma (occurring, or active at night), your FEV1 (Forced Expiratory Volume in one second; the volume that a subject can exhale in the first second during a forced expiration test – esp.done by a spirometry – http://whatasthmais.com/asthma-diagnosis/ ) decreases by at least 15% from bedtime to getting up in …

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Cough Variant Asthma

This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma. While normal cough may follow the usual symptoms associated with asthma in Cough Variant Asthma but cough alone may be a precursor(a thing that comes before another of the same kind; a forerunner) to or the sole symptom in an asthmatic. So when cough is the only asthma symptom, this is known as …

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Exercise Induced Asthma

 EIA – Exercise Induced Asthma or EIB – Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction* This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ ———————————————————————————————————————– Bronchoconstriction* – is the constriction of the airways in the lungs due to the tightening of surrounding smooth muscle, with consequent coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Bronchoconstriction can also be due to an accumulation of thick …

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Asthma Controller And Rescue Medicines

– continuation from previous article http://whatasthmais.com/treat-asthma-medications/   Asthma Controller Medicines Asthma controller medicines assists in preventing asthma symptoms when taken daily as prescribed. These preventive asthma medicines include several different types. Each works in it’s special ways, and some are more suitable for certain levels of asthma severity.Check out the more suitable one below:- Inhaled Steroids Inhaled steroids, also known as …

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Treat Asthma Medications

Generally there are two types of asthma medications:- 1) rescue and 2) controller medicines. Most asthmatics need both the medications. Many people with asthma are only treated with a rescue asthma inhaler, which is a common mistake to make. Check out whether your asthma is controlled or not and if you need additional therapy such as a controller medicine. Rescue asthma medicines are those medicines …

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Treating Asthma In Children-Rescue or Reliever Medicines

Children with mild irregular asthma do not have symptoms always so, generally do not need to be on daily asthma control medications. But, every children with asthma may need occasional asthma rescue medications to treat asthma attacks,when occasional periods of asthma symptoms, often triggered by a viral infection, exposure to an allergen or exposure to an irritant. For fast relief of asthma symptoms, …

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Treating Asthma – Medications

Generally medications are used to treat asthma, prevent asthma and control asthma symptoms, to reduce the number and severity of asthma episodes and to improve airflow. Mainly two types of asthma medications which are widely used: Anti-inflammatory medicines Anti-inflammatory medicines are the most essential medicines for most asthmatics(under Statistical). Anti-inflammatory medications reduce swelling and mucus production in the airways. As a solution, airways …

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Asthma Medication Question and Answer

Question: Can Asthma be cured? Answer: No cure for asthma – not at this moment yet. Nevertheless, following an asthma action plan can assist to keep asthma under control. Question: Why do we need to have different kind of asthma medicines? Answer: Generally there are two different types of asthma medication – a controller and a reliever. Asthma is inflammation of the …

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Treating Asthma Attack

The utmost best initial treatment for an asthma attack is your inhaled beta-agonist bronchodilator (e.g., albuterol, Ventolin®, Proventil®, Maxair®, Alupent®, etc.). It works fast within 5 minutes. For it to be effective, you must inhale the medication slowly and deeply into your lungs. The usual dose is two inhalations or puffs, although for severe attacks you may obtain greater relief …

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Asthma Medication Guide

Asthma medication guide are the need for good asthma control and asthma management. The below description are to help you to understand and follow your or your child’s asthma action plan. Educate yourself all you can about your or your child’s asthma medications. Know what medications are included in the action plan, when these medications should be taken, their expected …

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Asthma Terms

Action plan: A list or a chart that tells you what to do if you have asthma symptoms , depending on their severity. Your action plan must also tell you what to do when you do not have any symptoms under preventive care. Albuterol: Asthma medication – read short-acting beta-agonist below. Allergic asthma: A chronic, inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by …

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Basic About Asthma

People who have not gone through an asthma attack may take asthma attack not seriously, but the truth is that it can be a very terrifying ordeal. If you are wondering how it feels like to actually have an asthma attack, then think about how it feels to slowly drown except that there is no water for you struggle with, …

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Managing Asthma and Allergies

What causes allergies? An allergy takes place as the immune system over-reacts to allergens. Allergens may be dust mites, pollen, latex, insect stings, nuts etc. Sometimes the autoimmune system makes a mistake and incorrectly picks out nontoxic substances as harmful. When a substance is considered to harmful, the autoimmune system releases chemical compounds to combat the allergen(s). These chemical compounds …

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