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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020471/001.

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"ZYFLO" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ZILEUTON.

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Is it dangerous when your athsma gets so bad that your chest hurts really bad?
Oh yeah...I already use 2 inhalers-one albuterol and one to reduce the swelling, but they don't seem to do anything. :/ I don't have insurance for another 2 weeks, so I'm trying not to spend hundreds/thousands going to the doctor non-stop. So, any advice from people with experience is greatly appreciated. Asked by Gene Gallob 1 year ago.

I was recently diagnosed with asthma.It's been feeling really bad lately-my chest hurts really bad. I went to Urgent Care the other night and was given a prescription for 5-day steroids. Does that help? I'm still learning about asthma, so when should I start to get worried when my symptoms feel bad and what should I do? I haven't been having short attacks (I would if I were working out, and it gets bad when I exercise). At this point, it's an ongoing problem-I find myself short of breath just eating and talking and it hurts. :( Help! Answered by Tiffany Sweetin 1 year ago.

Oh yeah...I already use 2 inhalers-one albuterol and one to reduce the swelling, but they don't seem to do anything. :/ I don't have insurance for another 2 weeks, so I'm trying not to spend hundreds/thousands going to the doctor non-stop. So, any advice from people with experience is greatly appreciated. Answered by Alicia Killmon 1 year ago.

the steriods will help you alot! please take as instructed, inc fluid intake. use albuterol inhaler and steroid inhaler, if Rx'd, called azmanex, symbicort, advair. sometimes they try pills called leukotrienes, zyflo or singulair. you should have an asthma hand held meter for home use, if using albuterol more often than prescribed or 4x or more daily, you need to see doc immediately. Albuterol inhalers make you jittery for about 15-20" after use, it's normal and so is the increased heart rate. should use inhalers 20-45" pre exercise. your asthma may/maynot get worse w periods. Start the prednisone. People still die from asthma est 5000 per year in emergency rooms too , from failure to recognize and treat sx or pt already compromised. asthma gets worse untreated, esp in your situation. You can get colds/viral /bacterial, sometimes antibiotics are given. you should have a spirometry test done when you get insurance. Remember this: Asthmatics stop using meds when they feel better and then it comes back even worse. So, you have to use meds even when you feel good, everyday! keep your cellphone charged and always have an extra inhaler at bedside/purse or out in open for easy access. I promise you'll lose it, and then you'll need it. If you take the steroids, you will get some relief, if not, you will get worse even tonight from what you described already. Yes, it does hurt. Answered by Arnoldo Simoneau 1 year ago.

It will be ok i have athsma to i was diagnosed about 3 months ago i was so worried. The best thing to do is listen to what the doctor say otherwise you could get harmed. The best thing to do is to relax maybe take a few days off school and just sleep or watch movies i recommend twilight :) If you get bad athsma alot you should tell the doctor and you may be a serouis athsmatic you could get pills for that. just for now try relaxing and taking about 4 days off school dont talk and after a week if it is still there you are probaly a high asmatic. Answered by Loretta Oniell 1 year ago.

I've had really severe asthma since I was 3. I think u can tell when you're not feeling well. Chest tightness can happen a lot, it can be mild or u can feel like you're being choked and can't breathe. Whichever one you feel you should take your inhaler right away.. REMEMBER Asthma never gets better by just waiting and putting it off. It almost always gets worse. Best of luck and hoped this helped Answered by Anderson Truxillo 1 year ago.

If you are feeling this bad, you need to get to the ER. Have you had any type of asthma education? If not, it is really important for your doctors to get you the materials you need to manage your condition. Depending on how severe your asthma is, you should be measuring your peak flows daily to monitor your lung function, regardless if you feel great. You should also be on some type of steroid for maintenance and an inhaler for attacks. Answered by Bibi Maclellan 1 year ago.

My Stepfather had asthma and he used a inhaler, The put him on a Steroid to help his lungs get stronger. It helped him out but he ended up on 2 inhalers one with steroids and one with out. But you should ask your doctor about the pain and let him know how long it last and how bad it fills etc. So he can get you on a inhaler or something stronger. you should have something to stop the pain when it happens. Hope this helps, good luck and see your doctor. Answered by Markus Freytas 1 year ago.

I think you should see a doctor and tell them about your situation and why you think it hurts. Answered by Gala Naone 1 year ago.


Breathing!? DOCTORS? (kinda long)?
also im not on any medication on a regualar basis im on something from my cramps today though. and im not allirgic (spelling?) to anything that i know of Asked by Issac Moye 1 year ago.

so first id like to say this isn't a joke so anyone who would like to make some stupid comment just leave know because im more interested in knowing whats going on from a doctors view them some bored persons (: MY QUESTION: before while i was singing i would run out of breath and i didn't think anything of it. this school year walking class to class i would run out of breath. i told my mom and she said let her know if it got worse. well sunday its been happening more and more seeming almost nonstop. my mom called the doctors and they cant see my till monday. im not even doing anything when this happens to i can just be sitting here and it hits. its like i cant get enough air and sometimes it feels like something is stuck even though nothing is. i just wanna know if anyone knows what might be going on if it might have to do with my heart or lungs and if its something that is going to effect my whole life? i just turned 17 so i am scared. thanks (: Answered by Alena Arenivas 1 year ago.

asthma, spirometry, blood oxygen levels. if they give you albuterol and it helps you breath, bronchodialates lung blood vessels, you can have several causes of asthma. Albuterol is the "rescue" med and need to carry it with you at all times, if using more than Rx'd, need to see doc, other treatments are leukotrienes, zyflo, zingulair, skin testing, spirometry, allergy/post nasal drip and sinus conditions as well as stomach reflux can cause it. Hope you don't smoke, anything. gold standard for asthma test is methacholine challenge test. sx usually worsen at night, 2-4am, need to sit up, warm steamy shower or ice cold freezer air, or cold liq helps, just what works for you. May have migraine component to, triggers unfold as you get older, best to keep this under control, other meds are sterioid inhalers as opposed to oral sterioids, antibiotics which can be needed in some cases. Should have nebulizer at home and avail amps of albuterol to save a trip to ER and the money. Occ CXR is done, can have flattened diaphragms or inflated chest. not your dog/cat, just shower before bed, to wash off any pollens, occ Neilmed saline sinus rinses help. It is managagable, the most common thing asthmatics do, is stop using their meds even when they feel well, then, boom, you get an attack when you least expect it, your cell phone is dead, and your inhaler is empty. happened to me. Asthma is like breathing through a straw, in and out, you get a bit panicky/anxious when you can't breath. might try some coffee, it does relax bronchioles sometimes, don't use primateme mist. Some times the cause of asthma is undetermined. Your young, you may outgrow it when older. avoid resp irritants. People do die from asthma, even in the ED, as it goes unrecognized and friends around them don't know what is the matter with them. It moves fast when your lungs are closing off. I know when sx worsen, when midback hurts, get winded w simple tasks/low endurance. avoid smokers. good luck Answered by Taisha Wahlgren 1 year ago.

You're obviously fine if you have enough oxygen in your blood to type all of that out. Now go to a doctor since joe blow can't make diagnosis with some random person online. Answered by Dorcas Willibrand 1 year ago.

You may have asthma.. i don't know, there aren't enough symptoms. Answered by Kandis Ausley 1 year ago.


Question about Reactive Airway Disease Please read!?
I am a 13 year old girl and I have had a chronic cough since the end of March. I have gone to the doctor and they gave me albuterol to take before exercising and at night and in the moring and before bed. Yesterday I was at a soccer tournament and got overheated and couldn breate. One of the parents who is an EMS... Asked by Sherrill Hlavac 1 year ago.

I am a 13 year old girl and I have had a chronic cough since the end of March. I have gone to the doctor and they gave me albuterol to take before exercising and at night and in the moring and before bed. Yesterday I was at a soccer tournament and got overheated and couldn breate. One of the parents who is an EMS doctor coole me off and I was better but last night (actually early this morning if you want to be technicial) my cough got bad to the point where every time i inhaled it came out as a cough. My mom called th doctor's office and they told us to go to the ER. So we did and I took nebulizer and tylenol with codaine. The doctor said I might have brochiospasms or reactive airway disease. Today I went to the doctor and took the peak airflow test and got more than 100 less than for my height/age. So My questions are 1-What is the differences between asthma and reactive air disease or bronchospasms 2-If you have it or no someone who has it how bad is it? and 3-Will I have to get rid of my dog because sometimes he makes me cough? Answered by Candida Orhenkowski 1 year ago.

reactive airway disease is basically asthma. I don't understand the tylenol w codiene treatment. You may need steroid inhalers, not same as oral prednisone, You won't have to get rid of your dog. asthma is triggered by numerous environmental and internal causes. sometimes leukotrienes,Zyflo or Singulair are given orally. Always keep your inhaler with you, it can progress to severe broncho constrictions/spasms and in severe unrecognized cases death. sounds like the peak airflow still shows some airway constriction. You need to see a pulmonologist or allergist and get this under control. The other bad/worst symptom if persistent cough/becomes productive or if you start getting sinus infections/lung infections is cystic fibrosis. Just something to keep in mind if your sx get worse or progressive as you get older and standard treatments not helping. Always keep your cell phone charged and get a few inhalers for around the house, near your bedside, purse/backpack as you will lose them or it will be empty when you need it. I had that happen to me. I always carry prednisone. wasn't near the hosp, on my way home. They can do spirometry, PFT's and true proof of asthma is methacholine challenge test. You can have asthma and other illnesses. Maybe your childhood asthma, you will "outgrow" it as some kids do. Please don't smoke anything. Answered by Tomas Rohde 1 year ago.


Does adrenal insufficiency have anything to do with miscarriages?
Asked by Orval Binkowski 1 year ago.

Questions in the Maternal and Child Health Forum have been answered by doctors from Henry Ford Health System. Forum: The Maternal and Child Health Forum Topic: Pregnancy - Abnormal Subject: adrenal insufficiency and asthma control during pregnancy I have adrenal insufficiency and ashthma. Also chronic sinusitis. I want to get pregnant. What are the concerns related to these chronic conditions and their treatment during pregnancy on the fetus and for breastfeeding. Any special concerns for delivery? I am physically active, 42. I take regular replacement doses of hydrocortisone and oral zyflo and zantac for gastric reflux. Also medihalers including flovent, tilade, and combivent, as well as a regular antihistimine. Thank you for any information you can relate. Dear Moise: Adrenal insufficiency that is controlled with replacement corticosteroids will remain unchanged during pregnancy. The stresses that occur during labor will require increased corticosteroid coverage. Asthma is more problematic. Approximately one third of women will experience a worsening of asthma during pregnancy and the reduced oxygenation of mother can be a threat to the baby (miscarriage, low birth weight, pre-term labor). Like most chronic diseases, if the disease is stable going into pregnancy the outlook is best; unstable chronic illness tends to exacerbate during pregnancy. Whenever someone with chronic illness is contemplating pregnancy, a frank discussion with the physicians managing the illness and pre-pregnancy counselling with a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist (an obstetrician who manages patients with medical complications of pregnancy) is advised. MFM physicians practice at referral medical centers: there are 4 such physicians based at Henry Ford Hospital (313-876-2454). Keywords: Pregnancy, chronic illness This information is provided for general purposes only and is not a medical consultation. If you have specific questions, please contact your physician. --------------------------------------... Reply by: hfhs.md.rcs on 08/17/1998 --------------------------------------... [Maternal and Child Forum ] [Maternal and Child Archives] [ Med Help International ] --------------------------------------... Information contained within this forum is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your physician or other health provider for any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies. By using this site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. Copyright © Med Help International. All rights reserved. Answered by Rebecka Refsal 1 year ago.


Why does my skin itch so much especially when iam fast asleep?
Over the last three months, my skin has been itching alot, most especially when iam asleep. Sometimes the itching even wakes me up from sleep and when i scratch, the itchy areas swell up like mosquito bites. After a few days, the swellings go down again. I feel perfectly fine except for this itching. Some times... Asked by Ola Bable 1 year ago.

Over the last three months, my skin has been itching alot, most especially when iam asleep. Sometimes the itching even wakes me up from sleep and when i scratch, the itchy areas swell up like mosquito bites. After a few days, the swellings go down again. I feel perfectly fine except for this itching. Some times are worse than others. I thought i was reacting to something like food or insects or even flowers since it is spring in europe and it is my first time to experince spring in europe. Sometimes the itching almost totally disappears and my skin clears but then it starts itching again. What could it be? Answered by Tangela Burgman 1 year ago.

it sounds like you`ve got bedbugs.These little creatures will inhabit the cleanest looking areas you could ever imagine including suitcases and drawers. You must take the mattress outside into the sunlight, turning over every couple hours along with thumping it. wash the pillows and blankets in a hot wash with plenty of eucalyptus (if blankets are pure wool make the water cooler) then you need to spray all around and under the bed with the same spray , wipe all unsprayable surfaces with similar and thoroughly vacuuming everything you can (this sucks them up) make sure you empty the cleaner into a trash can asap or they`ll crawl out( they are tiny tiny) If you are staying with a host and you are embarrased to try or suggest this then try this, just before you go to bed rub insect repellent, or lavender cream or vapour rub cream into the areas that they bite the most.The smell will repel them for a while. Eat lots of fresh garlic, not as effective but can help, mind you your friends may disappear too.......... Another reason can be from cats and dogs which can carry tiny tiny itchy mite, the same rules apply plus wash the animal. Keep your hands and fingernails hygienically clean as you itch anywhere bacteria from under them can make sores develop Are you a diabetic? get tested Answered by Miguel Ducci 1 year ago.

Everyone says skin reaction and go to the doctor. But for once, try something cheap and on your own first. Go get a loufa. I dont know if I spelled that right, but I had the same problem and its because your not exfoliating your skin. Get the loufa or a hard brush and scrub your skin with body wash to remove the dead stuff and the itching will probably stop. I like to use an AXE skin wash that is gritty and feels like it has sand in it because its srubs the skin better. Try this first, and if you still have problems then go to the doctor. Answered by Herbert Colin 1 year ago.

You might want to inspect your itchy areas and see if there are bites of any sorts...you might have scabies or something..I know that sounds gross, but its a mite that burrows under your skin and lays eggs which causes itching..and it may itch more at night causce you aren't as active and more aware of other stimuli... Anyway...it's a commono problem, most people just don't talk about it..or you could be allergive to something..have you started using a diff kind of detergent or anything....try moisturizing your skin..that might also do the trick.. If yousee that they look like bug bites..I would get to the doctor to get treated.. Answered by Malinda Astillero 1 year ago.

My sister had a similar problem, except I don't know about the hives part. She went through the doctor and was diagnosed with scabies, and went through the treatment for that. She also was diagnosed with ringworm, and went through the treatment for that. She still itches, and uses Lubriderm all the time. I personally think she has a systemic yeast infection (candida), as that can do it too. However, it can be an allergic reaction. If you consult a doctor, find one who does believe in systemic yeast infections, so he/she will do the proper tests to rule that out. Systemic yeast infections have been said to happen in 30% of adults. Answered by Christin Seneca 1 year ago.

It sounds like bed bugs or an allergy to some detergent you are using . If you recently stayed in a hotel , you may have brought bed bugs home;or, have you changed your laundry detergent lately? Use Gold Bond powder to stop the itching and see a doctor if it does not clear up. If it is bed bugs-get rid of the bed & bedding . Answered by Georgia Macalma 1 year ago.

More than likely you have a host of things going on at once. You may be experiencing a reaction to food or foliage and it may be too that your skin is dry. Please drink plenty of water to hydrate yourself and your skin and try a cream for dry, chapped skin. If you've exhausted all avenues of choice, please see a Dermatologist, as the Doctor will be able to guide you along further. Have a lovely rest of the day. Answered by Shanae Ditsch 1 year ago.

could be scabies. scabies burrow under the skin and come out at night. That is when you itch. Very easy to diagnose just go to a dermatologist. If that is what you have he/she will prescribed a topical cream to apply. Answered by Glenn Swoopes 1 year ago.

Did You Change Your Laundry Soap? Answered by Samuel Gurrad 1 year ago.

try switching laundry detergents you could have a allerigic reaction to what you already use Or have you recently switched to another detergent! you may also try putting fresh sheets on your bed every couple days!! could be the bed bugs!! Answered by Dwayne Capper 1 year ago.


Getting hives only at night-is it from my dog?
I forgot to add- I use a hypo allergenic laundry detergent (and since I only get them at night) I doubt its from the detergent. My dog is on Frontline so I doubt it's fleas. I had a dog growing up as a kid and never experienced this. Asked by Maura Dilallo 1 year ago.

I have a Boston Terrier who sleeps in bed with me. Several months ago I began to get hives at night on my body or legs, usually on my back or chest. I figured that I might be having a reaction to his hair. I wash my sheets and blanket every week in hot water but that doesnt seem to help. I have tried to get him to sleep in his crate again at night but that usually results in him starting to cry at 4am and I loose more sleep than I would have from the hives. All I've been doing to prevent the hives is sleeping in a shirt and taking an antihistimine. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what I can do to prevent these hives from happening. Its a weekly occurance. Thanks for your help Answered by Saran Putton 1 year ago.

It's not a flea allergy. But it is an allergic reaction to something. The thing about dogs is that they don't get hayfever symptoms like humans do. They get allergy symptoms on the feet, legs belly area. Sometimes it can be seen as hives on short haired dogs, or sometimes they just bite and scratch. You can't see a skin irritation on long-haired dogs. If it were my dog, I would continue the Benadryl at mg/lb every four hours up to four times a day. As long as she was breathing ok, I know she would be fine. My dogs weigh about 5lbs each, so they would get 5mg. Even food can cause an allergy, pollen from weeds, stings, etc. Dog allergies of all types show up this way. If it is a continual problem, the vet can prescribe some steroids for the dog. Answered by Londa Boswell 1 year ago.

yeah!!! my dog used to sleep in my bed too...and I had to get this lotion stuff had to use it for about a week think it was scabies or I have head people call it chiggers...my dog dosn't sleep in my bed anymore Answered by Blythe Pruss 1 year ago.

sleep in pajamas, wash your dog with different soap, but dont trade in your dog for a cat. Answered by Aiko Tamashiro 1 year ago.


FDA has decreed my CFC inhaler for asthma is no good for the environment. Is anyone else mad about this?
The FDA has declared that my CFC asthma inhaler is bad for the environment, and thus I must pay 3 times more for an environmentally safe inhaler. Two thoughts here: (1) since when does the Bush FDA give a damn about the environment, and (2) who decided that asthmatics were the cause of the hole in the ozone? My... Asked by Sarina Dorge 1 year ago.

The FDA has declared that my CFC asthma inhaler is bad for the environment, and thus I must pay 3 times more for an environmentally safe inhaler. Two thoughts here: (1) since when does the Bush FDA give a damn about the environment, and (2) who decided that asthmatics were the cause of the hole in the ozone? My suspicion is that this was motivated by lobbying from the drug companies who can now sell their more expensive (and patented) inhalers. Please tell me someone else is outraged...even those of you with insurance must realize that we uninsured asthmatics are getting abused here. Answered by Honey Bento 1 year ago.

First of all the National Asthma Prevention Program and the Expert Panel of Diagnosis and Management of Asthma both agree if you have to use a prescription inhaler such as albuterol more then 2 times per week, your asthma is NOT in control and you will need a prescription controller medication. Controller medications are steroids (Asthmacort Asthmanex, Flovent, Pulmocort), Leukotriene modifier (Singulair, Aculade, Zyflo) or mast cell stabilizers (Cromolyn sodium, Intal, Tilade). Most of these can come in powder form with no propellant. Inhalers SHOULD only be used for emergency situations. So an inhaler should last a long time. Second, The CFC issue has been in the works for more the 8 years. I believe that is when Pres Clinton was in office. In fact the change is part of a global agreement. The United States agreed to stop using CFCs. CFCs have already been removed from items like hair spray and deodorant. Instead, these items use hydrofluoroalkane—HFA, an earth-friendly alternative to CFCs. Now, HFA is being used in rescue inhalers too. Answered by Daniell Imbrock 1 year ago.

Calm down. NO ONE is blaming asthmatics for the hole in the ozone. Stop being so dramatic. And the company will just have to put the same medication into a different aerosol suspension (the delivery system) and a new inhaler. In the meantime, if you have no insurance, go to your county's department of social services. At the free clinic they will GIVE you maintenance medications (like asthma inhalers) for FREE. If you say you make too much money to qualify, then you will have to spend your money for the prescription like so many other people do. WalMart and Target offer hundreds of their medications for $4. Check to see if your medication is on there. Don't like it? Then DO something about it instead of whining. Answered by Alberta Dueber 1 year ago.

To be honest, I'm disappointed the FDA took so long. CFC inhalers went out with the 1990s in the UK. There are plenty of non-CFC propellants available - the CFC itself is not the medicine - it's just used to push the active ingredients into your lungs. Answered by Arlette Laub 1 year ago.


Why can't I breathe normally?
Any help would *be* great. Asked by Marla Huot 1 year ago.

I catch myself out of breath, not sometimes, more like almost all the time. Sometimes it's like running for a long time except I wasn't running. Sometimes it feels like the coming of a yawn but I can never get to the full yawn, it really is irritating. I'd rather not go to the hospital but I will when school finishes, which is in mid-August. Does anyone have any remote idea as to why this could be happening? FYI- I'm 17, I go to the gym regularly, I have asthma and a few allergies which are a bit random so I don't think it's really allergies. I have migraines that stopped once I graduated from HS. I'm usually a calm, laid back person that rarely gets mad. I seem to be depressed, tho I don't really think I am, I am quite content with what I've accomplished but people insist that I am angsty and depressed. Any help would great. Thanks. Answered by Nicky Bennis 1 year ago.

sounds like "untreated" asthma, it has to be managed, not just w albuterol, but occ steroid inhalers 2x daily after albuterol. also, Zyflo or some other leukotriene might help. asthmatics often stop using meds when they feel better, but, you have to keep using them anyway. Atleast follow w pulmonologist. may need prednisone burst? Answered by Shelba Nuque 1 year ago.

I agree with Jandy. Dont try to diagnose yourself when you have asthma. Go to the doctor Answered by Cheryle Rinfret 1 year ago.

maybe you should see a doctor now instead of waiting. i'm sure you can schedule it w/o interrupting school (if that's what your worried about). you really should see one asap, at least for suggestions Answered by Keely Rorex 1 year ago.


Is it dangerous when your athsma gets so bad that your chest hurts really bad?
Oh yeah...I already use 2 inhalers-one albuterol and one to reduce the swelling, but they don't seem to do anything. :/ I don't have insurance for another 2 weeks, so I'm trying not to spend hundreds/thousands going to the doctor non-stop. So, any advice from people with experience is greatly appreciated. Asked by Sandra Byrley 1 year ago.

I was recently diagnosed with asthma.It's been feeling really bad lately-my chest hurts really bad. I went to Urgent Care the other night and was given a prescription for 5-day steroids. Does that help? I'm still learning about asthma, so when should I start to get worried when my symptoms feel bad and what should I do? I haven't been having short attacks (I would if I were working out, and it gets bad when I exercise). At this point, it's an ongoing problem-I find myself short of breath just eating and talking and it hurts. :( Help! Answered by Tarra Spainhower 1 year ago.

Oh yeah...I already use 2 inhalers-one albuterol and one to reduce the swelling, but they don't seem to do anything. :/ I don't have insurance for another 2 weeks, so I'm trying not to spend hundreds/thousands going to the doctor non-stop. So, any advice from people with experience is greatly appreciated. Answered by Sheridan Degrood 1 year ago.

the steriods will help you alot! please take as instructed, inc fluid intake. use albuterol inhaler and steroid inhaler, if Rx'd, called azmanex, symbicort, advair. sometimes they try pills called leukotrienes, zyflo or singulair. you should have an asthma hand held meter for home use, if using albuterol more often than prescribed or 4x or more daily, you need to see doc immediately. Albuterol inhalers make you jittery for about 15-20" after use, it's normal and so is the increased heart rate. should use inhalers 20-45" pre exercise. your asthma may/maynot get worse w periods. Start the prednisone. People still die from asthma est 5000 per year in emergency rooms too , from failure to recognize and treat sx or pt already compromised. asthma gets worse untreated, esp in your situation. You can get colds/viral /bacterial, sometimes antibiotics are given. you should have a spirometry test done when you get insurance. Remember this: Asthmatics stop using meds when they feel better and then it comes back even worse. So, you have to use meds even when you feel good, everyday! keep your cellphone charged and always have an extra inhaler at bedside/purse or out in open for easy access. I promise you'll lose it, and then you'll need it. If you take the steroids, you will get some relief, if not, you will get worse even tonight from what you described already. Yes, it does hurt. Answered by Audra Zaucha 1 year ago.

It will be ok i have athsma to i was diagnosed about 3 months ago i was so worried. The best thing to do is listen to what the doctor say otherwise you could get harmed. The best thing to do is to relax maybe take a few days off school and just sleep or watch movies i recommend twilight :) If you get bad athsma alot you should tell the doctor and you may be a serouis athsmatic you could get pills for that. just for now try relaxing and taking about 4 days off school dont talk and after a week if it is still there you are probaly a high asmatic. Answered by Burma Svetz 1 year ago.

I've had really severe asthma since I was 3. I think u can tell when you're not feeling well. Chest tightness can happen a lot, it can be mild or u can feel like you're being choked and can't breathe. Whichever one you feel you should take your inhaler right away.. REMEMBER Asthma never gets better by just waiting and putting it off. It almost always gets worse. Best of luck and hoped this helped Answered by Keva Cholula 1 year ago.

If you are feeling this bad, you need to get to the ER. Have you had any type of asthma education? If not, it is really important for your doctors to get you the materials you need to manage your condition. Depending on how severe your asthma is, you should be measuring your peak flows daily to monitor your lung function, regardless if you feel great. You should also be on some type of steroid for maintenance and an inhaler for attacks. Answered by Loreen Zerck 1 year ago.

My Stepfather had asthma and he used a inhaler, The put him on a Steroid to help his lungs get stronger. It helped him out but he ended up on 2 inhalers one with steroids and one with out. But you should ask your doctor about the pain and let him know how long it last and how bad it fills etc. So he can get you on a inhaler or something stronger. you should have something to stop the pain when it happens. Hope this helps, good luck and see your doctor. Answered by Hildegarde Pandy 1 year ago.

I think you should see a doctor and tell them about your situation and why you think it hurts. Answered by Timothy Toh 1 year ago.


Breathing!? DOCTORS? (kinda long)?
also im not on any medication on a regualar basis im on something from my cramps today though. and im not allirgic (spelling?) to anything that i know of Asked by Josh Malagarie 1 year ago.

so first id like to say this isn't a joke so anyone who would like to make some stupid comment just leave know because im more interested in knowing whats going on from a doctors view them some bored persons (: MY QUESTION: before while i was singing i would run out of breath and i didn't think anything of it. this school year walking class to class i would run out of breath. i told my mom and she said let her know if it got worse. well sunday its been happening more and more seeming almost nonstop. my mom called the doctors and they cant see my till monday. im not even doing anything when this happens to i can just be sitting here and it hits. its like i cant get enough air and sometimes it feels like something is stuck even though nothing is. i just wanna know if anyone knows what might be going on if it might have to do with my heart or lungs and if its something that is going to effect my whole life? i just turned 17 so i am scared. thanks (: Answered by Kellie Miniuk 1 year ago.

asthma, spirometry, blood oxygen levels. if they give you albuterol and it helps you breath, bronchodialates lung blood vessels, you can have several causes of asthma. Albuterol is the "rescue" med and need to carry it with you at all times, if using more than Rx'd, need to see doc, other treatments are leukotrienes, zyflo, zingulair, skin testing, spirometry, allergy/post nasal drip and sinus conditions as well as stomach reflux can cause it. Hope you don't smoke, anything. gold standard for asthma test is methacholine challenge test. sx usually worsen at night, 2-4am, need to sit up, warm steamy shower or ice cold freezer air, or cold liq helps, just what works for you. May have migraine component to, triggers unfold as you get older, best to keep this under control, other meds are sterioid inhalers as opposed to oral sterioids, antibiotics which can be needed in some cases. Should have nebulizer at home and avail amps of albuterol to save a trip to ER and the money. Occ CXR is done, can have flattened diaphragms or inflated chest. not your dog/cat, just shower before bed, to wash off any pollens, occ Neilmed saline sinus rinses help. It is managagable, the most common thing asthmatics do, is stop using their meds even when they feel well, then, boom, you get an attack when you least expect it, your cell phone is dead, and your inhaler is empty. happened to me. Asthma is like breathing through a straw, in and out, you get a bit panicky/anxious when you can't breath. might try some coffee, it does relax bronchioles sometimes, don't use primateme mist. Some times the cause of asthma is undetermined. Your young, you may outgrow it when older. avoid resp irritants. People do die from asthma, even in the ED, as it goes unrecognized and friends around them don't know what is the matter with them. It moves fast when your lungs are closing off. I know when sx worsen, when midback hurts, get winded w simple tasks/low endurance. avoid smokers. good luck Answered by Ehtel Leard 1 year ago.

You're obviously fine if you have enough oxygen in your blood to type all of that out. Now go to a doctor since joe blow can't make diagnosis with some random person online. Answered by Evelia Halward 1 year ago.

You may have asthma.. i don't know, there aren't enough symptoms. Answered by Selene Jorrisch 1 year ago.


Question about Reactive Airway Disease Please read!?
I am a 13 year old girl and I have had a chronic cough since the end of March. I have gone to the doctor and they gave me albuterol to take before exercising and at night and in the moring and before bed. Yesterday I was at a soccer tournament and got overheated and couldn breate. One of the parents who is an EMS... Asked by Gil Assum 1 year ago.

I am a 13 year old girl and I have had a chronic cough since the end of March. I have gone to the doctor and they gave me albuterol to take before exercising and at night and in the moring and before bed. Yesterday I was at a soccer tournament and got overheated and couldn breate. One of the parents who is an EMS doctor coole me off and I was better but last night (actually early this morning if you want to be technicial) my cough got bad to the point where every time i inhaled it came out as a cough. My mom called th doctor's office and they told us to go to the ER. So we did and I took nebulizer and tylenol with codaine. The doctor said I might have brochiospasms or reactive airway disease. Today I went to the doctor and took the peak airflow test and got more than 100 less than for my height/age. So My questions are 1-What is the differences between asthma and reactive air disease or bronchospasms 2-If you have it or no someone who has it how bad is it? and 3-Will I have to get rid of my dog because sometimes he makes me cough? Answered by Simone Belone 1 year ago.

reactive airway disease is basically asthma. I don't understand the tylenol w codiene treatment. You may need steroid inhalers, not same as oral prednisone, You won't have to get rid of your dog. asthma is triggered by numerous environmental and internal causes. sometimes leukotrienes,Zyflo or Singulair are given orally. Always keep your inhaler with you, it can progress to severe broncho constrictions/spasms and in severe unrecognized cases death. sounds like the peak airflow still shows some airway constriction. You need to see a pulmonologist or allergist and get this under control. The other bad/worst symptom if persistent cough/becomes productive or if you start getting sinus infections/lung infections is cystic fibrosis. Just something to keep in mind if your sx get worse or progressive as you get older and standard treatments not helping. Always keep your cell phone charged and get a few inhalers for around the house, near your bedside, purse/backpack as you will lose them or it will be empty when you need it. I had that happen to me. I always carry prednisone. wasn't near the hosp, on my way home. They can do spirometry, PFT's and true proof of asthma is methacholine challenge test. You can have asthma and other illnesses. Maybe your childhood asthma, you will "outgrow" it as some kids do. Please don't smoke anything. Answered by Man Nunn 1 year ago.


Does adrenal insufficiency have anything to do with miscarriages?
Asked by Akilah Santellana 1 year ago.

Questions in the Maternal and Child Health Forum have been answered by doctors from Henry Ford Health System. Forum: The Maternal and Child Health Forum Topic: Pregnancy - Abnormal Subject: adrenal insufficiency and asthma control during pregnancy I have adrenal insufficiency and ashthma. Also chronic sinusitis. I want to get pregnant. What are the concerns related to these chronic conditions and their treatment during pregnancy on the fetus and for breastfeeding. Any special concerns for delivery? I am physically active, 42. I take regular replacement doses of hydrocortisone and oral zyflo and zantac for gastric reflux. Also medihalers including flovent, tilade, and combivent, as well as a regular antihistimine. Thank you for any information you can relate. Dear Moise: Adrenal insufficiency that is controlled with replacement corticosteroids will remain unchanged during pregnancy. The stresses that occur during labor will require increased corticosteroid coverage. Asthma is more problematic. Approximately one third of women will experience a worsening of asthma during pregnancy and the reduced oxygenation of mother can be a threat to the baby (miscarriage, low birth weight, pre-term labor). Like most chronic diseases, if the disease is stable going into pregnancy the outlook is best; unstable chronic illness tends to exacerbate during pregnancy. Whenever someone with chronic illness is contemplating pregnancy, a frank discussion with the physicians managing the illness and pre-pregnancy counselling with a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist (an obstetrician who manages patients with medical complications of pregnancy) is advised. MFM physicians practice at referral medical centers: there are 4 such physicians based at Henry Ford Hospital (313-876-2454). Keywords: Pregnancy, chronic illness This information is provided for general purposes only and is not a medical consultation. If you have specific questions, please contact your physician. --------------------------------------... Reply by: hfhs.md.rcs on 08/17/1998 --------------------------------------... [Maternal and Child Forum ] [Maternal and Child Archives] [ Med Help International ] --------------------------------------... Information contained within this forum is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your physician or other health provider for any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies. By using this site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. Copyright © Med Help International. All rights reserved. Answered by Bettie Weatherington 1 year ago.


Why does my skin itch so much especially when iam fast asleep?
Over the last three months, my skin has been itching alot, most especially when iam asleep. Sometimes the itching even wakes me up from sleep and when i scratch, the itchy areas swell up like mosquito bites. After a few days, the swellings go down again. I feel perfectly fine except for this itching. Some times... Asked by Louie Remer 1 year ago.

Over the last three months, my skin has been itching alot, most especially when iam asleep. Sometimes the itching even wakes me up from sleep and when i scratch, the itchy areas swell up like mosquito bites. After a few days, the swellings go down again. I feel perfectly fine except for this itching. Some times are worse than others. I thought i was reacting to something like food or insects or even flowers since it is spring in europe and it is my first time to experince spring in europe. Sometimes the itching almost totally disappears and my skin clears but then it starts itching again. What could it be? Answered by Erich Chihuahua 1 year ago.

it sounds like you`ve got bedbugs.These little creatures will inhabit the cleanest looking areas you could ever imagine including suitcases and drawers. You must take the mattress outside into the sunlight, turning over every couple hours along with thumping it. wash the pillows and blankets in a hot wash with plenty of eucalyptus (if blankets are pure wool make the water cooler) then you need to spray all around and under the bed with the same spray , wipe all unsprayable surfaces with similar and thoroughly vacuuming everything you can (this sucks them up) make sure you empty the cleaner into a trash can asap or they`ll crawl out( they are tiny tiny) If you are staying with a host and you are embarrased to try or suggest this then try this, just before you go to bed rub insect repellent, or lavender cream or vapour rub cream into the areas that they bite the most.The smell will repel them for a while. Eat lots of fresh garlic, not as effective but can help, mind you your friends may disappear too.......... Another reason can be from cats and dogs which can carry tiny tiny itchy mite, the same rules apply plus wash the animal. Keep your hands and fingernails hygienically clean as you itch anywhere bacteria from under them can make sores develop Are you a diabetic? get tested Answered by Mose Arington 1 year ago.

Everyone says skin reaction and go to the doctor. But for once, try something cheap and on your own first. Go get a loufa. I dont know if I spelled that right, but I had the same problem and its because your not exfoliating your skin. Get the loufa or a hard brush and scrub your skin with body wash to remove the dead stuff and the itching will probably stop. I like to use an AXE skin wash that is gritty and feels like it has sand in it because its srubs the skin better. Try this first, and if you still have problems then go to the doctor. Answered by Dusty Notah 1 year ago.

You might want to inspect your itchy areas and see if there are bites of any sorts...you might have scabies or something..I know that sounds gross, but its a mite that burrows under your skin and lays eggs which causes itching..and it may itch more at night causce you aren't as active and more aware of other stimuli... Anyway...it's a commono problem, most people just don't talk about it..or you could be allergive to something..have you started using a diff kind of detergent or anything....try moisturizing your skin..that might also do the trick.. If yousee that they look like bug bites..I would get to the doctor to get treated.. Answered by Rutha Aarestad 1 year ago.

My sister had a similar problem, except I don't know about the hives part. She went through the doctor and was diagnosed with scabies, and went through the treatment for that. She also was diagnosed with ringworm, and went through the treatment for that. She still itches, and uses Lubriderm all the time. I personally think she has a systemic yeast infection (candida), as that can do it too. However, it can be an allergic reaction. If you consult a doctor, find one who does believe in systemic yeast infections, so he/she will do the proper tests to rule that out. Systemic yeast infections have been said to happen in 30% of adults. Answered by Anglea Bongle 1 year ago.

It sounds like bed bugs or an allergy to some detergent you are using . If you recently stayed in a hotel , you may have brought bed bugs home;or, have you changed your laundry detergent lately? Use Gold Bond powder to stop the itching and see a doctor if it does not clear up. If it is bed bugs-get rid of the bed & bedding . Answered by Clark Brano 1 year ago.

More than likely you have a host of things going on at once. You may be experiencing a reaction to food or foliage and it may be too that your skin is dry. Please drink plenty of water to hydrate yourself and your skin and try a cream for dry, chapped skin. If you've exhausted all avenues of choice, please see a Dermatologist, as the Doctor will be able to guide you along further. Have a lovely rest of the day. Answered by Jeanne Loegering 1 year ago.

could be scabies. scabies burrow under the skin and come out at night. That is when you itch. Very easy to diagnose just go to a dermatologist. If that is what you have he/she will prescribed a topical cream to apply. Answered by Erik Kaarlela 1 year ago.

Did You Change Your Laundry Soap? Answered by Mercedez Paradowski 1 year ago.

try switching laundry detergents you could have a allerigic reaction to what you already use Or have you recently switched to another detergent! you may also try putting fresh sheets on your bed every couple days!! could be the bed bugs!! Answered by Jamal Kalmus 1 year ago.


Getting hives only at night-is it from my dog?
I forgot to add- I use a hypo allergenic laundry detergent (and since I only get them at night) I doubt its from the detergent. My dog is on Frontline so I doubt it's fleas. I had a dog growing up as a kid and never experienced this. Asked by Karey Raucci 1 year ago.

I have a Boston Terrier who sleeps in bed with me. Several months ago I began to get hives at night on my body or legs, usually on my back or chest. I figured that I might be having a reaction to his hair. I wash my sheets and blanket every week in hot water but that doesnt seem to help. I have tried to get him to sleep in his crate again at night but that usually results in him starting to cry at 4am and I loose more sleep than I would have from the hives. All I've been doing to prevent the hives is sleeping in a shirt and taking an antihistimine. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what I can do to prevent these hives from happening. Its a weekly occurance. Thanks for your help Answered by Francesco Josephpauline 1 year ago.

It's not a flea allergy. But it is an allergic reaction to something. The thing about dogs is that they don't get hayfever symptoms like humans do. They get allergy symptoms on the feet, legs belly area. Sometimes it can be seen as hives on short haired dogs, or sometimes they just bite and scratch. You can't see a skin irritation on long-haired dogs. If it were my dog, I would continue the Benadryl at mg/lb every four hours up to four times a day. As long as she was breathing ok, I know she would be fine. My dogs weigh about 5lbs each, so they would get 5mg. Even food can cause an allergy, pollen from weeds, stings, etc. Dog allergies of all types show up this way. If it is a continual problem, the vet can prescribe some steroids for the dog. Answered by Carey Pilchowski 1 year ago.

yeah!!! my dog used to sleep in my bed too...and I had to get this lotion stuff had to use it for about a week think it was scabies or I have head people call it chiggers...my dog dosn't sleep in my bed anymore Answered by Lewis Leggitt 1 year ago.

sleep in pajamas, wash your dog with different soap, but dont trade in your dog for a cat. Answered by Anne Mangat 1 year ago.


FDA has decreed my CFC inhaler for asthma is no good for the environment. Is anyone else mad about this?
The FDA has declared that my CFC asthma inhaler is bad for the environment, and thus I must pay 3 times more for an environmentally safe inhaler. Two thoughts here: (1) since when does the Bush FDA give a damn about the environment, and (2) who decided that asthmatics were the cause of the hole in the ozone? My... Asked by Patrica Cardova 1 year ago.

The FDA has declared that my CFC asthma inhaler is bad for the environment, and thus I must pay 3 times more for an environmentally safe inhaler. Two thoughts here: (1) since when does the Bush FDA give a damn about the environment, and (2) who decided that asthmatics were the cause of the hole in the ozone? My suspicion is that this was motivated by lobbying from the drug companies who can now sell their more expensive (and patented) inhalers. Please tell me someone else is outraged...even those of you with insurance must realize that we uninsured asthmatics are getting abused here. Answered by Mora Ciesiolka 1 year ago.

First of all the National Asthma Prevention Program and the Expert Panel of Diagnosis and Management of Asthma both agree if you have to use a prescription inhaler such as albuterol more then 2 times per week, your asthma is NOT in control and you will need a prescription controller medication. Controller medications are steroids (Asthmacort Asthmanex, Flovent, Pulmocort), Leukotriene modifier (Singulair, Aculade, Zyflo) or mast cell stabilizers (Cromolyn sodium, Intal, Tilade). Most of these can come in powder form with no propellant. Inhalers SHOULD only be used for emergency situations. So an inhaler should last a long time. Second, The CFC issue has been in the works for more the 8 years. I believe that is when Pres Clinton was in office. In fact the change is part of a global agreement. The United States agreed to stop using CFCs. CFCs have already been removed from items like hair spray and deodorant. Instead, these items use hydrofluoroalkane—HFA, an earth-friendly alternative to CFCs. Now, HFA is being used in rescue inhalers too. Answered by Cris Kilgour 1 year ago.

Calm down. NO ONE is blaming asthmatics for the hole in the ozone. Stop being so dramatic. And the company will just have to put the same medication into a different aerosol suspension (the delivery system) and a new inhaler. In the meantime, if you have no insurance, go to your county's department of social services. At the free clinic they will GIVE you maintenance medications (like asthma inhalers) for FREE. If you say you make too much money to qualify, then you will have to spend your money for the prescription like so many other people do. WalMart and Target offer hundreds of their medications for $4. Check to see if your medication is on there. Don't like it? Then DO something about it instead of whining. Answered by Dick Calcagno 1 year ago.

To be honest, I'm disappointed the FDA took so long. CFC inhalers went out with the 1990s in the UK. There are plenty of non-CFC propellants available - the CFC itself is not the medicine - it's just used to push the active ingredients into your lungs. Answered by Chan Macbeth 1 year ago.


Why can't I breathe normally?
Any help would *be* great. Asked by Michele Petrulis 1 year ago.

I catch myself out of breath, not sometimes, more like almost all the time. Sometimes it's like running for a long time except I wasn't running. Sometimes it feels like the coming of a yawn but I can never get to the full yawn, it really is irritating. I'd rather not go to the hospital but I will when school finishes, which is in mid-August. Does anyone have any remote idea as to why this could be happening? FYI- I'm 17, I go to the gym regularly, I have asthma and a few allergies which are a bit random so I don't think it's really allergies. I have migraines that stopped once I graduated from HS. I'm usually a calm, laid back person that rarely gets mad. I seem to be depressed, tho I don't really think I am, I am quite content with what I've accomplished but people insist that I am angsty and depressed. Any help would great. Thanks. Answered by Kendal Klenk 1 year ago.

sounds like "untreated" asthma, it has to be managed, not just w albuterol, but occ steroid inhalers 2x daily after albuterol. also, Zyflo or some other leukotriene might help. asthmatics often stop using meds when they feel better, but, you have to keep using them anyway. Atleast follow w pulmonologist. may need prednisone burst? Answered by Elza Mcrenolds 1 year ago.

I agree with Jandy. Dont try to diagnose yourself when you have asthma. Go to the doctor Answered by Nikia Cholewa 1 year ago.

maybe you should see a doctor now instead of waiting. i'm sure you can schedule it w/o interrupting school (if that's what your worried about). you really should see one asap, at least for suggestions Answered by Charmain Dedo 1 year ago.


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