Top Asthma Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • 3 year old with chronic allergies and asthma

    Chronic Allergies and Asthma

    My 3 year old son has rhinitis allergies and cough variant asthma. He currently takes singulair, allegra 2x daily, pulmicort 2 x daily, and xopenex as needed. With all this being said he still continues to get sick every…

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  • Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’

    Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’

    Today is my final guest blog in this series on asthma. I am deeply grateful to for inviting me and to all the readers for viewing my posts. I hope you have found them helpful.

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  • Pulmonary Testing

    Pulmonary Testing

    What is the earliest pulmonary testing can be done on a child to diagnose asthma? If an infant (15 months months old) recently introduced to daycare started a cold and congestion/fever, could giving full strength Tussin DM (for 12…

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  • Indoor Air Quality

    Indoor Air Quality

    Creating a healthy home by reducing toxins and improving indoor air quality can have a direct effect on whether your child develops asthma. And in families already affected by the condition (as many as 10% of American children have asthma), the choices you make when purchasing home furnishings and cleaning agents can be as important […]

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  • Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma

    Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma

    Because allergies to pets are common, people long assumed that exposure to pets made allergies more likely. A number of studies have turned this assumption upside down. The August 2003 Pediatrics Synopsis Book summarizes the current understanding.

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  • Wheezing

    Wheezing: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to wheezing: Our airways are designed to be responsive to harmful substances in the air. If we walk through clouds of smoke, our airways will shrink, protecting our delicate lung tissues from the noxious ingredients in the smoke. They should return to normal when we begin to breathe fresh air. Some people – those […]

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  • Food Allergies

    Food Allergies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Food hypersensitivity, Oral allergy syndrome, Allergic proctocolitis Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen that young, or that they are very rare. We’ve learned that food allergies certainly do happen and that they are common – affecting about 1 in 18 children before […]

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    Bronchiolitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to bronchiolitis: Worried parents stand over the crib, listening to their baby cough and struggle to breathe. He may have bronchiolitis. Most parents have heard of pneumonia or bronchitis, but what does bronchiolitis mean? What is bronchiolitis? Bronchitis is inflammation of the large airways in the chest and pneumonia is inflammation of the lung […]

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  • Asthma

    Asthma: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Reactive airway disease, wheezy bronchitis, viral-associated wheezing, bronchiolitis Introduction to asthma: Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as 10 percent of children have some degree of asthma, and the number has been rising steadily since about 1980. Thankfully, advances in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma have […]

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  • Inhaler Use for Asthma

    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…

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