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    Asthma Conditions

    Asthma, At least 1 in 10 children and 1 in 20 adults have asthma. Asthma runs in some families but many people with asthma have no other family members affected. ...

    Asthma Professional

    Asthma, Alternatives include the Asthma Control Questionnaire, Asthma Control Test and Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire. , asthma spirometry

    Occupational Asthma Professional

    Occupational Asthma, Ask about any symptoms of rhinitis or conjunctivitis, as these may precede the development of occupational asthma [ 7 ] . Work-related asthma is sugg...

    Which Device in Asthma? Professional

    Which Device in Asthma?, The ideal way to deliver drugs in asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is by inhalation. A standard dose of salbutamol for inhalation is ...

    Asthma - Peak Flow Diary Conditions

    Asthma - Peak Flow Diary, Below is an example of a two-week diary of peak flow readings done by a child who has quite bad asthma.    ...

    Asthma - Peak Flow Meter Conditions

    Asthma - Peak Flow Meter, How can a peak flow meter help with asthma? To help diagnose asthma If you have untreated asthma: Your peak flow readings will usu...

    Inhalers for Asthma (including Inhaled Steroids) Conditions

    Inhalers for Asthma (including Inhaled Steroids), Inhalers are the main treatment for asthma. There are many different types of inhaler, which can be confusing. This leaflet gives in...

    Management of Childhood Asthma Professional

    Management of Childhood Asthma, Chronic asthma Much of the management of asthma has been delegated to asthma nurses - either within the practice or within the co...

    Management of Adult Asthma Professional

    Management of Adult Asthma, See also separate Occupational Asthma , Bronchial Asthma and Acute Severe Asthma and Status Asthmaticus articles. Asthma reviews...

    Asthma Action Plans Professional

    Asthma Action Plans, Example of an asthma action plan Patient name : Date of birth : Next of kin : Contact numbers : Usual doctor/asthma n...

    Acute Severe Asthma and Status Asthmaticus Professional

    Acute Severe Asthma and Status Asthmaticus, Risk factors Risk factors for asthma-related death include [ 5 ] : A background disease pattern of chronic severe asthma: Seve...

    Diagnosing Childhood Asthma in Primary Care Professional

    Diagnosing Childhood Asthma in Primary Care, Some children who wheezed early, will go on to develop wheezing with other triggers so that they develop interval symptoms, similar to older child...

    Children with Breathing Difficulties Conditions

    Examples of more serious bacterial infection include epiglottitis and pneumonia . Asthma Asthma can start at any age but most often starts during childhood. Symptoms may i...

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    Spirometry Conditions

    It is more convenient than spirometry and is commonly used to help diagnose asthma. Many people with asthma also use a peak flow meter to monitor their asthma. For people wi...

    Cough Conditions

    An infection with a germ can make symptoms of asthma much worse. This is called an exacerbation of asthma. Irritants - smoke or chemical fumes that you breathe in may irritate the...

    Hay Fever Conditions

    Equally, if you have hay fever, you are more likely to develop eczema or asthma. The conditions asthma, eczema and hay fever are known together as atopic conditions, or atopy.

    Wheeze Conditions

    Below is a brief overview of the more common and important causes. Asthma Asthma is a condition that affects the smaller airways (bronchioles) . From time to time the airways ...

    House Dust Mite and Pet Allergy Conditions

    If you have asthma, your asthma symptoms can also be made worse by these allergies. Regular use of medication can improve symptoms but avoidance of the cause can also be important, e...

    Oral Bronchodilators Conditions

    They are most commonly prescribed for people who have asthma or COPD. Most people with asthma do not need an oral bronchodilator. This is because inhalers usually work well . , ...

    Peak Flow Recording Professional

    Self-management plans [ 2 ] Written personalised action plans as part of self-management education have been shown to improve health outcomes for people with asthma. They are very i...

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