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Respiratory infections can cause asthma attacks

Asthmatics are more prone to attacks if they have a respiratory infection. 80% of children's asthma attacks and 50% of adult attacks occurred because of respiratory infections. The recommendation is that asthmatics have a flu shot, maintain good hygiene to prevent contamination. The symptoms of asthma deterioration include declining peak flows, coughing, nighttime waking and increased inhaler use.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Allergies

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Related Symptom Topics:

  • Declining peak flows
  • Coughing
  • Nighttime waking
  • Increased inhaler use

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About: Respiratory infections can cause asthma attacks

Date: 1 November 2004

Source: Allergies


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