Category: Triggers and Flares/Attacks (Page 4)

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 – Duration of the H1N1 Cough

Several variations of this question have popped up all over the comments. Since we’ve all got different answers, let’s leave ‘em here, in one place: After recovering from the swine flu, how long did you/your child keep coughing? My answers: For me, a non-asthmatic and without Tamiflu, it lasted around five days after recovery. AG, […]

A is for April, Asthma, & Allergies

Last Friday morning, I woke up to this: This week? The sun shines brightly, the flowers are blooming, and the grass has turned green: This drastic change in weather is normal for the Denver area, or so I’m told. Also normal for this time of year, unfortunately, are seasonal allergy triggers. If all the pollen […]

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 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 […]

Asthma and Cats and Denver, Oh My

Dear Internet, I hope I continue loving Colorado and the Rockies as much as I do now because I don’t want to make another long-distance move again anytime in the near future. This hasn’t been a particularly difficult move–just time-consuming, really–and it’s been far, FAR easier than the preceding 7 months of holding down the […]

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 […]

Good Air, Long Lives

The research out there on air quality generally tracks the health effects of bad air in order to grow the pile of evidence that supports stricter pollution monitoring and restrictions. Just this week, though, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that puts a more positive spin on the data. This study shows […]

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 […]

Another View on Indoor Pools

The following is a guest post by Simon Owens, blogger for PBS’s MediaShift and owner/author of Bloggasm, which explores the intersection of new and old media. Publishing this article DOES NOT imply endorsement of the views expressed within by the Asthma Mom blog. I’m simply presenting another side to the chlorine/asthma question and have included […]