Virus-induced asthma: Introduction
Virus-induced asthma: Virus-induced asthma refers to inflammation and constriction of the airways that is triggered by a viral respiratory infection. This form of asthma usually has a sudden onset and is relatively severe. Viral respiratory infections can also exacerbate existing asthma symptoms.
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causes, and treatments of Virus-induced asthma is available below.
Virus-induced asthma: Treatments
Symptoms may be best managed by taking measures to speed up recovery from the viral infection e.g. rest and fluids. Specific asthma medications may include bronchodilators and steroid inhalers. Oral steroids may be needed in severe cases. Patients prone to this form of asthma may benefit from having regular flu shots to prevent viral respiratory infections. ...more treatments »
Symptoms of Virus-induced asthma
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Treatments for Virus-induced asthma
- Medications such as bronchodilators and corticosteroids
- Management of asthma, and medications used to prevent and treat symptoms depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms. For some people, especially children, symptoms of asthma may only be present with an intercurrent viral illness, and are best treated with reliever medications when symptoms occur. Other people with more frequent asthma symptoms that are made worse when they have a viral illness may require preventer as well as reliever medication. Tretaments include
- Avoidance of cigarette smoking - smoking cessation and avoidance of others smoking
- Utilisation of an asthma action plan and self monitoring
- Reliever medications for symptomatic relief:
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Virus-induced asthma:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
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Virus-induced asthma: Complications
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Causes of Virus-induced asthma
- Viral respiratory infection - usually the common cold but also viruses like influenza.
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Less Common Symptoms of Virus-induced asthma
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Virus-induced asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Virus-induced asthma
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms are anal itch ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases
are difficult to diagnose.
Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung...read more »
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Virus-induced asthma: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Virus-induced asthma
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Virus-induced asthma: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Virus-induced asthma
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Virus-induced asthma: Animations
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Prognosis for Virus-induced asthma
Prognosis for Virus-induced asthma:
The prognosis varies depending on how quickly the patient recovers from the virus and the individual severity of symptoms.
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Research about Virus-induced asthma
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Virus-induced asthma: Broader Related Topics
Types of Virus-induced asthma
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