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  • 3 hours ago

    Best air purifiers for asthma and animal dander, etc

    My asthma dr says it would help for me to put an air purifier in my bedroom. I do have allergies to dust and dog dander. The higher the CADR ( clean air delivery rate ) the better. Also a HEPA filter. They are not cheap. My bedroom is about 400 sq feet. Does anyone have any experience with these or knowledge you can share. If I am going to spend this kind of money, I want the best one for me. Thanks. Sheree
  • 4 days ago

    Asthma medication alternative

    Hello, does anyone know an alternative to taking advair? Not another steroidal drug, but something Natural...homeopathic to replace it? Thanks
  • 2 days ago

    News Flash: 1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed as Asthmatic May Not Be

    Many adults who've been diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the respiratory disease, a new study suggests. Find out why here: We want to hear from YOU! Have you ever been misdiagnosed?
  • 5 days ago

    Was this prescription/diagnosis something I should address with a licensing body or disciplinary panel?

    Dear whomever may be interested, I went into a Doctor's office earlier today after about 5 days with a low grade fever (99.5 - 101.0), a cough that sometimes I indulged a bit to try to "cough things up" which probably contributed to some of the soreness/swelling, and a sore throat / headache. The last two of the five days, when I've sort of forced air out of my mouth, you hear a little rumbling, but not on a normal, shallower exhalation. I am a non-smoker adult male and live a fairly....
  • 16 days ago

    Panic attacks caused by emphysema and asthma.

    I suffered in my youth from a social phobia and I used to get panic attacks when I had to deal with people, I could not carry on a normal working career and was put onto a disability pension. Through treatment I was able to overcome the panic attacks, which eventually stopped. Then in my 40's I contracted TB. I had been a heavy smoker. and the TB left me with Asthma and Emphysema. I have a problem with my breathing and am on various pumps and tablets. I find if I try to do too much or get upset....
  • 27 days ago

    Asthma flare ups

    I have had asthma for 10 years. It has been under control for most of these years until these past 2 years. It seems to be so much worse, frequent flare ups, trips to the Dr. I have the breathing tests which shows I do have some problems, but they say its not COPD. Never smoked. I actually lose my breath, which causes me to panic. I feel light headed a lot. I am tired all the time. I also have chronic rhinitis which adds to this equation. And have PVC'S OF my heart which makes me lost my breath....
  • 1 month ago

    Wheezing wheezing my lungs!

    Please help! I'm 26 and I've smoked for 6 years. It's been on and off and I averaged about 5 cigarettes a day. About 2-1/2 months ago, I came down with a really bad respiratory infection with wheezing when I exhaled sharply. My Doctor prescribed prednisone and albuterol to help. I was hacking out green phlegm constantly for about 2 weeks. The infection cleared up but the wheezing has remained since and it's been 2-1/2 months now. Sometimes in the morning, I will cough out some grayish....
  • 1 month ago

    Asthma or not? Doctors aren't sure

    Things that point to asthma: - Short of breath - Tight chest - Night gasping - Had eczema and hayfever growing up. - Ventolin relieves symptoms immediately. Things that say it is not asthma: - Preventers not helping - Peak flow never drops and is very high. (640+) - No cough - No wheeze - Can vanish with small posture changes - Minimal family history, only in grandmother. - Contradictory symptoms such as a SLOW heart rate and difficulty INHALING. I am praying I do not have asthma as I have a phobia....
  • 1 month ago

    Asthma resource and articles

    Hi all, I have had asthma for 11 years, had great difficulty geting my symptoms under control, am allergic to house dust mite. Enjoy reading about medical topics online. Came across this site which has several good articles about asthma: Am finally getting my asthma under control, but worry about the amount of inhaled steroid I am taking. Best wishes Clare
  • My daughter in law

    She has severe asthma. Regularly gets sinus infections. Had allergy tests that said she was not allergic to cats. However, she has 2 cats and a hedge hog and lots of litter boxes etc in her apt. I believe this doesn't help her asthma. Am I wrong?