Tag: asthma

School-Based Asthma Management

One of the trickiest things for children with asthma and allergies is to manage staying healthy during the school year. Ragweed allergies in the fall, cold and flu issues in the winter and pollen allergies in the springtime can make it that much tougher…

Asthma in Women

The prevalence of asthma in the U.S. continues to grow, with 18.7 million adults and 6.8 million children affected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each case of asthma is unique, but women with the disease have some common and particular…

So You Think You Can Diagnose Asthma?

Dyspnea, coughing, wheezing and chest tightness are well-known symptoms of asthma. Because of this, many patients are diagnosed with asthma based on symptoms alone. Sometimes patients are given a trial of medication and a diagnosis of asthma is made if the patient reports improved…

Asthma Assessment

As respiratory therapists, we regularly deal with asthma in our day-to-day practice. I am sure many of you remembers the lessons on the CBABE diseases. These are a corner stone in every respiratory education program. As much as I learned in school, I have…

Chronic Cough

If symptoms have not improved, a nasal steroid or nasal antihistamine may be considered as well as an antibiotic for possible sinusitis. The patient that continues to present with UACS symptoms may benefit from sinus imaging in order to assist in diagnosis. EARN CE…

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