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Friends’ Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

Friends’ Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Add another danger that e-cigarettes pose to teenagers: A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in adolescents with the respiratory condition. Middle school and high school students with asthma were 27 percent more […]

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Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study Finds

Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study Finds

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For many city-dwelling teens with asthma, their chronic lung disease may go undiagnosed and untreated, a new study finds. According to a survey of more than 33,000 New York City high school students, 20 percent reported having asthma-like symptoms, but were not diagnosed with the […]

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hydrocortisone oral (Cortef)

hydrocortisone oral (Cortef)

What are the side effects of hydrocortisone, oral? Hydrocortisone side effects depend on the dose, the duration and the frequency of administration. Short courses of hydrocortisone usually are well tolerated with few and mild side effects. Long term, high doses of hydrocortisone usually will produce predictable, and potentially serious side effects. Whenever possible, the lowest […]

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fluticasone propionate oral inhaler (Flovent)

fluticasone propionate oral inhaler (Flovent)

What is fluticasone propionate oral inhaler, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fluticasone propionate is a man-made steroid of the glucocorticoid family which is related to the naturally-occurring steroid hormone, cortisol or hydrocortisone, produced by the adrenal glands. Glucocorticoid steroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions. When used as an inhaler, fluticasone travels to the […]

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budesonide (oral inhalation, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Flexhaler)

budesonide (oral inhalation, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Flexhaler)

What is budesonide inhaler, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Budesonide is a man-made glucocorticoid steroid related to the naturally-occurring hormone, cortisol or hydrocortisone which is produced in the adrenal glands. It is used for treating asthma by inhalation. Glucocorticoid steroids such as cortisol or budesonide have potent anti-inflammatory actions that reduces inflammation […]

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Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Harm an Asthmatic Child

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Harm an Asthmatic Child

Latest Asthma News THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A 6-year-old boy with severe asthma wasn’t responding to the usual treatments. It was only when family members stopped smoking marijuana at home that his breathing got better, according to his doctor. The boy’s case shows that exposure to secondhand pot smoke can worsen asthma […]

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A ‘Hypoallergenic’ Dog? You May Be Barking Up the Wrong Tree

A ‘Hypoallergenic’ Dog? You May Be Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Latest Asthma News MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Do so-called hypoallergenic dogs really protect you against asthma? Many dog-lovers believe it, but Swedish researchers found no evidence that “allergy-friendly” breeds — such as poodles and miniature Schnauzers — actually lower the risk for the wheezing lung disease. Previous studies have shown that growing […]

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Asthma in Children

Asthma in Children

Asthma Risk – Who & Why? Medical Author: Alan Szeftel, MD, FCCPMedical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR One of the more frequent questions my patients ask me concerns the relative risk of their child developing allergiesor asthma. In previous Doctors’ Views, I have raised issues relating the environment to the development of […]

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Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote

Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The “hygiene hypothesis” holds that early exposure to a variety of microorganisms may decrease the risk for chronic inflammatory diseases, like asthma. Two Swedish studies that tracked 650,000 children found that exposure to farm animals and even dogs can have this […]

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FDA Says Primatene Mist Inhaler is Back for Asthmatics

FDA Says Primatene Mist Inhaler is Back for Asthmatics

A new version of an over-the-counter asthma inhaler that was taken off the market in 2011 has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Asthma News U.S. sales of Primatene Mist were halted because it contained chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants, which deplete the ozone layer. The new version contains hydrofluoroalkane propellants, which are […]