Asthma Related Articles & Blog Posts
Nebulizer machines were once the mainstay of asthma treatment for those with serious asthma, but they are gradually being replaced in the management of asthma in adults, and then in older children. A study in the May 2000 issue of Chest indicates that they may no longer be necessary even for babies.Read full story
World Asthma Day 2000 Brings Patients and International Health Experts Together Online
Asthma is worsening every year, and is rising more rapidly in preschool-aged children than any other age group. The Global Initiative for Asthma (a collaborative effort between the World Health Organization, the National Institute of Health and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program) is coordinating the efforts of World Asthma Day 2000.Read full story
An Orange a Day!
A study in the April 2000 issue of Thorax found that eating citrus fruit or kiwi might reduce asthma symptoms in children. In this Italian study of over 18,000 children, eating fruit rich in vitamin C five to seven times a week was dramatic in reducing overall wheezing, chronic cough, nighttime cough, and severe wheezing […]Read full story
Does RSV Cause Asthma?
In the Northern Hemisphere it’s the season for respiratory illnesses. Children with RSV bronchiolitis usually wheeze. Often these same children go on to develop asthma. My hunch has been that RSV does not cause asthma, but that children born with a tendency to wheeze are more susceptible to both.Read full story
How Secondhand Smoke Affects Children
The Great American Smokeout is the American Cancer Society’s call to stop smoking. We all know that smoking leads to serious health problems for adults, but many people just don’t get that being in a room that smells like smoke increases and prolongs colds, coughs, sinus infections, and asthma in children. Secondhand smoke is responsible […]Read full story
Might Your Child Have Asthma?
Asthma among young children has exploded — more than doubling in recent years. And an estimated half of the children with asthma haven’t even been diagnosed!Read full story
Watching Television Causes Asthma?!
We know that kids who have asthma are more likely to be overweight. But is it that kids with asthma exercise less, and so become overweight – or is it that obesity can trigger asthma?Read full story
Colds, Allergies and Sinus Infections
Parents often ask me whether their children’s constantly runny noses are the result of allergies, sinus infections, or of one cold after another.Read full story
Inhaler Use for Asthma
My son has a moderate allergy condition. His doctor has given him two inhalers to use. The first is called Intal and he is to use it three times daily. The other is Proventil. I believe that this is…Read full story
Fast Facts about Septra
Septra and Bactrim are both brand names for a combination antibiotic called trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.Read full story