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By Joanne Clough

ISBN-10: 1859591477

ISBN-13: 9781859591475

This instruction manual offers transparent and concise details on bronchial asthma - what they're, how they enhance and the way to house them. It covers a vast variety of bronchial asthma, together with bronchial asthma, eczema, dermatitis, hayfever, nutrients asthma and anaphylaxis. The consultant bargains solutions to real-life questions requested by way of individuals with asthma; sensible recommendation on tips on how to deal with bronchial asthma in way of life; how you can care for a kid's allergic reaction; undeniable English reasons of clinical terminology; recommendation on use of complementary cures to regard bronchial asthma; and what to do in emergencies.

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This is particularly so in small children. • Cold air Changes in air temperature, particularly going from a warm environment into cold air, can bring on symptoms. • Air pollution Traffic fumes, industrial waste products, aerosol fumes and cigarette smoke can all be potent triggers for asthma. • Occupation Substances that are encountered in the work environment can become triggers for asthma. • Drugs Certain drugs can trigger asthma attacks in some people. The commonest of these are aspirin, anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen (brand names include Brufen, Nurofen and Cuprofen), and two classes of drugs, betablockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, both used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

The Army and the Royal Navy will not accept anyone who has asthma at the time of applying, but may consider you if you have neither needed nor received any anti-asthma treatment in the previous four years. You will have to be assessed by an armed services medical specialist, and be aware that if you are found to have hidden any relevant information you could be dismissed. The Royal Air Force does not accept potential candidates if they have ever had asthma. If you have asthma you may have greater problems when scubadiving because of the triggers you are exposed to when you dive (cold dry air, exercise, stress, emotion), and even though you may be allowed to dive recreationally if your asthma is well controlled (see Chapter 8), you would not be accepted as a commercial diver.

If I saw a significant improvement over this time, you would almost certainly have asthma, and you would need to continue taking the treatment. My son, aged 18 months, has a terrible cough, and my GP says it is asthma and has prescribed some treatment. I thought asthma made you wheeze. How does he know this is asthma? sthma is different in every individual, and different people experience a different combination of the common symptoms of wheeze, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing.

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