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Exposure To Cleaning Agents May Worsen Asthma

Exposure To Cleaning Agents May Worsen Asthma

According to Ohio-based doctors, scrubbing the kitchen floor or doing other household cleaning chores may trigger a spike in breathing problems in women with asthma. Dr. Jonathan A. Bernstein, of the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine says that “we certainly know that exposure to cleaning agents or cleaning as an occupation are major risks […]

High Doses Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Reduce Severity Of Asthma Attacks In Preschoolers

High Doses Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Reduce Severity Of Asthma Attacks In Preschoolers

According to largest study led by Dr. Francine Ducharme, assistant director of clinical research at the Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center and a pediatrics professor at the Université de Montréal, high doses of inhaled corticosteroids is effective for reducing the duration and severity of asthma attacks in preschoolers that is triggered by common cold. The team […]

How To Avoid Major Sinus Problems?

How To Avoid Major Sinus Problems?

Even though it is hard to differentiate between common cold and sinusitis, there are few symptoms of sinus infection through which you can easily make the difference. Whether is it is due to inflammation in respiratory tract or some other reason, it is very essential for you to control sinus infection in early stages to […]

Asthma Steroids Ineffective For Virus Induced Wheezing In Preschoolers

Asthma Steroids Ineffective For Virus Induced Wheezing In Preschoolers

According to researchers, giving oral steroids for children suffering with viral induced wheezing or other infections is ineffective than a placebo. An experimental treatment designed to prevent viral induced wheezing may be effective, but it appears to pose too many adverse effects to be recommended. It has been estimated that almost one-third preschoolers are developing […]

Stressed Kids At Risk Of Asthma In Adulthood

Stressed Kids At Risk Of Asthma In Adulthood

According to a study, children who suffer physical abuse, death of a parent or other childhood adversity and are anxious or depressed are at increased risk of developing asthma in adulthood. “This is interesting,” Dr. Kate M. Scott told, “because, although it has been known for a long time that people with asthma are more […]

How To Deal With Allergy Nose?

How To Deal With Allergy Nose?

When you hear the word “stuffy nose”, you might not actually understand how painful it could be. But, if you are suffering with it, you probably understand the pain. Stuffy or allergy nose is quite tough to handle as it can stay for longer periods. Here are few ways through which you can easily handle […]

Tips For Sinus Sufferers To Make Their Air Travel Comfortable

Tips For Sinus Sufferers To Make Their Air Travel Comfortable

Air travel for people with sinus infection and cold can be quite hard and painful to experience. Even if you don’t have sinus infection, if you travel by air regularly, you are more likely to develop sinus infections further in life. Here are few steps that you have to follow while traveling by air to […]

Increased Risk Of Pneumococcal Disease In Asthma Patients

Increased Risk Of Pneumococcal Disease In Asthma Patients

Mayo Clinic research shows adults with asthma are at increased risk of serious pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, the most common bacteria causing middle ear infections and community acquired pneumonia. It also causes blood stream infections and brain infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control, pneumococcal infection is one of the leading causes […]

Asthma Attacks Triggered By Exertion At Work And Play

Asthma Attacks Triggered By Exertion At Work And Play

If you’re an asthma sufferer, make sure the medical history at your doctor’s office includes your employment and recreation plans. A new screening tool developed by Tel Aviv University researchers may save you a trip to the emergency room later on. It has long been suspected that physical exertion itself, as part of work or […]

How To Manage Asthma And Weight Loss Simultaneously?

How To Manage Asthma And Weight Loss Simultaneously?

As most of you know, obesity is linked with many chronic health conditions like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and also asthma. Obesity and asthma are related with each other and recent studies have shown that people with obesity are more likely to develop asthma. Even, it has been shown that people who have lost excess […]