By Jonathan Corren

When you are one of the fifty eight percentage of usa citizens who are suffering from bronchial asthma, or have a chum or relative who does, this ebook bargains aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately asthma offers authoritative, functional solutions to the most typical questions requested via sufferers and relations approximately those universal health problems. This easy-to-read publication is a complete consultant to knowing signs, prognosis, remedy, over the counter treatment, assets of aid, and lots more and plenty extra. together with real sufferer observation, this article is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil brought on by asthma.

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It is best not to stop or alter your treatment regimen unless you have discussed potential changes with them. Jacquelyn’s comment: I had really mild allergies for most of my life, and when I became pregnant, things changed quickly. The first thing I noticed was that I couldn’t breathe through my nose at night because of stuffiness, and then I started to have a postnasal drip that wouldn’t go away. My ob-gyn doctor gave me Benadryl to take at night. It made the drip really thick, and my nose was still quite blocked up.

Immediate treatment of the reaction includes the use of ice and oral antihistamines. If these local reactions become recurrent and troublesome, administration of an oral H1 antihistamine, such as cetirizine (10 mg) or loratadine (10 mg), 2 hours before the shot may be helpful. If this alone does not work, the doctor can add the H2 antihistamine ranitidine (150 mg) or the leukotriene blocker montelukast (10 mg) , which may provide an additional benefit. Much more worrisome than these large local skin reactions is the possibility of systemic reactions.

How should chronic sinus problems be treated? A general approach to patients with chronic sinusitis includes nasal saline flushes, intranasal steroids, and a prolonged course (at least 3 weeks) of a broad-spectrum antibiotic (Table 7). In approximately half of patients with chronic sinusitis, patients are found to have positive skin tests to airborne allergens. Given this very high prevalence of allergy in chronic sinusitis, it seems worthwhile to do allergy testing in all patients with this condition.

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