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I am suffering asthma, facing cough and chest pain in night. Facing asthma since my 6 months and it was a regular affliction in my 18, now I'm 23 old but I didn't suffer it's my last five years. Now it's starting before 5 days. How can I remove it's my whole life.
I have a problem that all my body is in fair colour except my hands and face. This is nt frm my childhood. At a age of 12, I used an ayurvedic medicine along wd honey for asthma. My face is oily and I am a person who exposed to sun daily. My age is 24 now and height is 5.10"
I am severely allergic to dust and strong odours. I start sneezing when I come in contact with these. What can I do?
I am serving from cough from many days my doctor conducted a test on me that is PEFR test 3 times I have rating of 250 every time. Whats that means. I am having chance of asthma?
I am having some asthma trouble since my age of 5. Now itself it is not recoverable. And am using aerocort inhaler as its precaution, is there any other way to overcome from it.
I have been suffering from dust allergy which leads to difficulty in breathing I have gone through many medication but it doesn't work so please suggest me.
Hi I am asthma patient. My doctor advice me don't take any pain killer medicine its harmful. It is true that asthma patient have not take any pain killer. Please guide me. Thanks.
I have been bitten by a bat and a dog also eight years ago but at that time I did not take any vaccination. So am I prone to infection of rabbis?
The term asthma and bronchial asthma are often used interchangeably. Bronchial asthma refers to the chronic inflamation of the airways either due to some internal or environmental allergen. This leads to the narrowing of airways, which makes breathing difficult and blocks air from entering the lungs. Children are most affected by this condition as the immune system is still in the process of maturity and often grows out of it as they age. However, if not treated, this can lead to many complications like respiratory failure and can prove to be fatal. Asthma cases often spike in winter months and in the flowering season. It can also be triggered by second hand or passive smoke, stress, sudden unaccustomed physical exercise, food additives, dust, house mites, perfumes, certain drugs and many other allergens. A family history of asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis and other allergic conditions can also increase a child’s risk of suffering from this condition.
Some of the most noticeable symptoms of bronchial asthma include:
2. Shortness of breath
3. Excessive coughing that worsens at night
4. Tightness of the chest
5. Lowered energy levels
6. Rapid breathing
8. Indrawing of chest and lower neck
These symptoms often worsen after exercising. Lung function test and Chest X-ray are often used to confirm a diagnosis of bronchial asthma. Once diagnosis is being confirmed, it should be categorized as per severity. Your doctor may prescribe medication in the form of pills and inhalants as per the category of disease. It is important to note that these cannot cure asthma, but can help manage it. Inhalers deliver low doses of steroids directly to the lungs to reduce inflammation and other inhaled medication like Beta 2 agonist will open the airway by relaxing the muscles of airway. Children suffering from asthma must be taught how to use the inhalers and should always have it with them. In the case of school going children, their teachers should also be informed about the condition. Parents should also know how to keep it, use it and clean the device in a proper and hygienic way.
In very small kids those inhalational medication can be given by face mask and spacer, but as the age grows or in case of elder children above 6 years of age, they can directly take the medication from spacer. Those children who are already on inhalers, but still face asthma attack , for them nebuliser is the better choice to manage the emergency. It will make the liquid medicine into mist and enters into the air passage easily and work promptly.
In addition, certain lifestyle changes can also help reduce the frequency of asthmatic attacks. Avoid going outdoors on windy days or days when air pollutant level is high. Reduce the child’s exposure to allergens like pet hair, dander and dust by dusting and vacuuming on a weekly basis. Avoid the use of humidifiers inside your house as moist air can promote the infestation of dust mites. Try to keep the child in a room with adequate air and sunlight. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables and fruits, which contain lots of vitamins and minerals. If possible get your child to wear cover his or her nose and mouth while in outdoors. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
For the last many years (about 5years) I have problem of asthama with symptom of caugh in the throat , and catching cold very easily and spontaneously , but with Homeopatheic medicine it is under control . But my present problem is that , I am always feeling sleepy in the morning and have no zeal to do any thing and this problem is acute after taking launch . I have got chronic hypertension and I am taking 'Vinicor AM 50/5' . . I want to know how to overcome it , so that I will feel completely fit to work properly .
I am 35 years old and I feel that my immune system is degrading, bone density is less, vain thickness and dia is less. Please tell me what to do.
My father has cough and asthma. Currently he is taking asthalin inhaler. Pl. Advise some medicine for cough and asthma.
What is food allergy in children?
A food allergy is when your child’s body has a bad immune reaction to a certain food. This is different from a food intolerance which does not affect the immune system. This is true even though some of the same signs may be present.
What causes food allergy in a child?
Your child's immune system fights off infections and other dangers to keep him or her healthy. When your child's immune system senses that a food or something in a food is a "danger" to your child's health, your child has a food allergy reaction. Your child's immune system sends out immunoglobulin E or IgE antibodies. These react to the food or substance in the food. Histamines are released. This can cause hives, asthma, itching in the mouth, trouble breathing, stomach pains, vomiting, or diarrhea. It does not take much of the food to cause a severe reaction in highly allergic children.
Most food allergies are caused by these foods:
- Tree nuts
Eggs, milk, and peanuts are the most common causes of food allergies in children. Although most children “outgrow” their allergies, some food allergies may be life long.
Discuss your child's food allergies with his or her allergy healthcare provider.
What are the symptoms of food allergy in a child?
Allergic symptoms may begin within minutes to an hour after eating the food. Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. They can include:
- Severe nausea or vomiting
- Stomach cramps or stomach pain
- Red, itchy rash (hives)
- Swelling of the face
- Itching or swelling of the lips, tongue, or mouth
- Itching or tightness in the throat
- Dizziness, with lowered blood pressure
- Asthma symptoms, such as coughing, runny or stuffy nose, wheezing, or trouble breathing
Allergies to milk and soy are usually seen in infants and young children. These symptoms often are not like the symptoms of other allergies. Instead they may include:
- Colic or fussy behavior
- Blood in your child’s stool
- Poor growth
It does not take much of the food to cause a very bad reaction in highly allergic children. In fact, a tiny piece of a peanut can cause a reaction in a child that is highly allergic.
The symptoms of a food, milk, or soy allergy may look like other health problems. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Severe symptoms of a food allergy
- Trouble breathing, shortness of breath, or wheezing
- Feeling as if the throat is closing
- Hoarseness or difficulty talking
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat
- Cool, moist, or pale blue skin
- Feeling faint, lightheaded, or confused
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Fast and weak heartbeat
- Feeling dizzy, with a sudden drop in blood pressure
- Loss of consciousness
Key points about food allergy in children
A food allergy is when your child’s body has a bad immune reaction to a certain food.
- Most allergies are caused by milk, eggs, wheat, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish.
- Symptoms of food allergies may include vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, hives, swelling, eczema, itching, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and lowered blood pressure.
- Symptoms of milk or soy allergies may include colic, blood in your child’s stool, and poor growth.
- The goal of treatment is for your child to avoid the foods that cause the symptoms.