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Asthma Problems When You Are Ill or Not in Control

Asthma symptoms and problems can occur if there is an insult or poor control. Insults are illnesses like viral infections and bacterial infections, strong odors, perfume, smoke, allergens (like grasses, dust and cat or dog dander) and other airborne inhalants. These can lead to your breathing tubes being inflammed, constricted and producing mucous. You may feel short of breath, tight, wheezy, coughing or need your rescue inhaler. Most of the time, if you seek help in a timely matter, you just might need oral steroids or prednisone. If it is a bad asthma attack and you're not getting enough oxygen...

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Asthma Treatment – Inhaled Corticosteroids – Asthma inhaler treatment technique

This video is help understand asthma therapy. The first line of therapy for asthma is with inhaled corticosteroids. We review asthma treatment, inhaler history and technique. Asthma should always be under excellent control with no symptoms, limitations or restrictions. This should help all those who have asthma and need daily therapy. Remember, if you need medication, take it!

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Asthma Treatment and Medications to Prevent Exacerbations or Asthma Attacks

This a review from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. It reviews how using the correct asthma medication and using appropriate asthma treatment will prevent asthma attacks or asthma exacerbations. Using inhaled corticosteroids, long acting beta agonists and leukotriene antagonists will control asthma inflammation and eosinophils. The goal is to have great asthma control and that will result in less asthma symptoms and attacks. This will reduce the need for oral steroids, like prednisone. It will also prevent or reduce asthma emergency room visits and asthma hospitalizations. Once you know you have asthma, you can live a wonderful, symptom...

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Allergy Treatment

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies. Many people are afflicted with some type of allergy to all sorts of things, such as environmental allergens, odors, fumes, food, and cigarette smoke are few of the factors. Allergies despite not being diseases can severely affect your health for weeks. Allergy is widespread and affects approximately one in four of the population in the UK at some time in their lives. According to a study each year the numbers are increasing approximately by 5% with as many as half of all those affected being children. Allergy is basically a Greek term which means...

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