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Asthma

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about asthma, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Bridging the Gap: Asthma

"Dr. Kravitz listened to what I was saying...It was a team approach."

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Doctor & Patient

8 Questions Doctors Hear About Severe Asthma

By Stephanie Stephens
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Living With

How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

By Stephanie Stephens
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Living With

How Much Do You Know About Severe Asthma?

By Stephanie Stephens

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Sneaky Reasons Your Asthma Is Acting up During Quarantine

From hidden dust bunnies to backyard grilling, here’s why your wheezing symptoms might seem worse…at home.

By Sarah Ellis
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Inhaler Devices for Asthma: Part 2

Read Part I of this series here Inhaler devices for asthma treatment In this second entry of this two part-series, I would like to review devices that help optimize delivery of inhaled medications to the lungs from metered dose inhalers (MDIs), inclu...

By Frederic Little, M.D.
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"Wet Noodle" Approach for Asthma Attacks: How It Works

See the accompanying comic strip Some people have asthma for so long that it’s just a normal part of life, another thing to deal with. They can be having the worst asthma attack and no one but those with a trained “asthma eye” will ever know. They st...

By John Bottrell
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Do Corticosteroids for Asthma Stunt a Child's Growth?

So, your son or daughter has been diagnosed with asthma, and his or her doctor has prescribed systemic glucocorticosteroids (GC) like prednisone, and long-term inhaled GCs like Flovent or Pulmicort. Your concern is: Will this stunt my child’s growth? ...

By John Bottrell
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Medical Problems that Occur When Asthma Is Untreated

It’s said a gallant asthmatics can live a normal, active life. Yet what happens to the goofus asthmatic who doesn’t treat his asthma? The truth is, many goofus asthmatics are lucky and are able to escape without asthma trouble, yet far too often they ...

By John Bottrell
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How to Keep Strong Smells from Triggering Your Asthma

Do strong smells bother your asthma? If so you are not alone, and you are not weird, and it’s not all in your head. In fact, a study from the University of West Georgia found that as many as 30 percent of Americans have a sensitivity to strong smells...

By John Bottrell
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What is the Difference Between Bronchial Asthma and Allergic Asthma?

Question Asked by Bobo2008 What Is The Difference Between Bronchial Asthma And Allergic Asthma? I have lived with asthma since I was 27 or 28 and I am 35 now. I am allergic to cats, dust, and molds. I do not know if I have allergic or bronchial asthm...

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Is it Normal to Taste Blood Before an Asthma Attack?

Question Asked by Ian Can You Slightly Taste Blood Before An Attack? Is That Normal I was playing soccer and experienced chest tightness, I also had a slight taste of blood in my mouth but when I spat I could not see any. I then started coughing a fa...

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I Have Asthama and Issues with Excessive Sweating. Can you help?

Question Asked by jfrash I Have Allergy Induced Asthma And Have Issues With Excessive Sweating When I Get Mildly Active I am a 37 year old female in good general health. However, I suffer from allergy-induced asthma that is not well controlled with m...

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What's the Difference Between a lung Spasm and an Asthma Attack?

Question Asked by Margaret What’s The Difference Between A Lung Spasm And An Asthma Attack? I have chronic bronchitis, asthma and I’m allergic to trees. I recently had what I thought was a horrible asthma attack where I couldn’t breathe—I felt like m...