Category: Treatment and Medication (Page 4)

H1N1 Flu, Asthma News – Week Ending Dec. 4

Vaccine availability is up while actual swine flu cases have dropped. In other news: Swine Flu Email Scam If you get email looking like it comes from the CDC and addressing a H1N1 vaccine registry, just trash the message. It’s not from the CDC, and trying to comply with it will probably result in a […]

A Roadmap of Asthma Maintenance

(Photo by stock.xchng user tijmen.) Identifying asthma in a little kid is arduous enough and everyone’s got a diagnosis story, but the real work begins after diagnosis. Then you’re looking at a comprehensive strategy of prevention, maintenance, and treatment and a whole lot of guesswork and trial-and-error to get there. Here’s a general sort of […]

Tuesdays Are Your Turn – Coughing, Coughing, Dear God the COUGHING

It’s impossible, I think, to overstate the impact that asthma cough fests can have on your (read: my) emotional state. Friends and family that never see the worst of a child’s respiratory problems, that can’t join in at 2:00 in the morning for breathing treatments during the rough times, that never hear the hacking that […]

Friday Links – Statins & Asthma Again, Smokefree Workplaces

More on Cholesterol Drugs and Asthma If you read Monday’s post on statin use and reduced asthma hospitalizations, here’s more information on why treatment recommendations won’t change without further research. More 2009 AAAAI Annual Meeting News Researchers presented their statin findings at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology’s annual meeting this week. Here’s […]

Asthma & Allergy Headlines from AAAAI

If you haven’t been following the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology that wraps up today in Washington, I’ve got a quick roundup of some of the major headlines for you: First, I hope you’ll check out yesterday’s post on cholesterol drugs lowering asthma hospitalizations. Next, some good news […]

Asthma and Altitude Update, Take II

Dear New Readers Filling My Inbox and the Comments with Altitude Questions, This one’s for you. Love, Your Formerly Floridian and now Coloradan Asthma Mom You can mark me down as *pleasantly surprised* over my kid’s current good health – and by good, I mean no quick-relief inhaler use yet since moving – especially considering […]

Friday Links – Nursing & Asthma Risk, Viral Wheezing Therapy, Vicks VapoRub

Nurses Have Much Higher Risk of Occupational Asthma Than Colleagues Jobs that involve constant exposure to chemicals (like nursing and professional cleaning) carry a higher risk for developing asthma than, for example, working in front of a computer all day. However, HealthDay reports a startling statistic: in a recent study of 3.650 Texas health care […]

Friday Links – Tobacco Taxes & State Control, Singulair Safety

I was at the pediatrician’s office by 7:30 this morning since AG’s Steadfast Sidekick picked up strep again, but today’s a school holiday, anyway, so things could be worse. Here are the links, better late than never: ALA: State of Tobacco Control Report 2008 The American Lung Association has released its most recent state reports […]

Friday Links: Post-Holiday Monday Edition

I love my children, but this morning I’m really loving their return to school. Freelance projects have piled up, my email inbox has been terribly neglected, and near non-blogging means I’ve got a backlog of research and news links. Enjoy today’s Monday edition and this blog’s return to a regular posting schedule. Hopefully, the beginning […]

Why Bother With an Inhaler if You’ve Got Cough Drops?

Here’s an enlightening conversation I had with my daughter last night: AG: Mom, my teacher said to send in more cough drops.Me: Okay.Me: Wait. . . . what?AG: I’m running out of cough drops at school. I need more.Me: But I sent those in, like, three weeks ago when you had a cold. Are you […]