Very informative article.thank you for keeping us updated.my child's dr actually asked me to do that when my son had some cold symptoms as a prevention for his asthma,and it made sense to me to do it,but now I know better thx.as it is I'm very concerned abt my child's growth.
I have noticed the doctors depend more on the meds than on their judgements...when u question them about the meds being prescribed they make u feel like its the right thing to do but when I do my own research it' a totally different story.
Interesting. I wonder if adults receive any benefits from pretreating with inhaled steroids as far as preventing flare-ups-- or if they are like the children from this study and do not benefit? I sure with there were more non-steroid options that were efective and safe and less side effects. I know I am working hard with avoidance strategies and keeping indoor air quality in my home good.
Bleah, I hate to double post, but apparently it's been too long to edit since I was going back over the article to make sure I didn't miss anything. At any rate, just off the top of my head, I notice the following issues with this study (given the information presented in the blog; mayhaps the actual study addresses these?): 1) Number of participants: 223 2) The study was entirely self-report -- no control groups, no accounting for bias, wasn't double-blind, etc. etc. The article makes it...
I mean, now that I'm not pregnant anymore, if you had me sit in an office with a mask and don't require me to talk much or anything, yeah, I can wear it just about forever, which has been a huge relief (I was averaging about 4 minutes while pregnant). But as soon as you introduce asthma triggers (mold, humidity, irritants and activity in my case)--which I note this study does not mention--yeah, no, it drops fast. But that's okay. The next time I get dizzy enough in the grocery store because...
Just yesterday at dr appt I walked 3 flight of stairs, I avoid elevators, & by the time I reached floor of dr office I was so out of breath & heart beating so fast. It took few minutes to feel normal. I am out of shape so if in shape I wouldn’t have felt as bad but without mask I know I wouldn’t feel so out of breath Also mondays the only day I work in office, I wear mask all day & takes me some time in morning to not breathe so hard/not practically hyperventilate. Most Monday’s...
Blah blah blah. Probably just a numbers game. Wonder who requested the test. Too many tests are geared to get the answers they want and not true results. The same amount of oxygen does go through a mask, but with breathing issues, it is harder to pull the same volume of air through it. Kind of like a vacuum cleaner trying to suck a rag though. Any activity with a mask on I am huffing and puffing very hard and my chest starts hurting severely. Same activity without a mask, no issues.
Interesting. Is there a link to the study? I am curious about where it was done (indoor or outdoor, at what temp, and at what exertion level). I tend to do fine indoors with ac for short periods of time, but in heat, add sweat, and exertion.. I find myself needing to tear that mask off and get relief just breathing with it off (I do mask breaks away from others). I am curious if these conditions (time, heat/humidity, exertion level) can be lab replicated and studied in others? (Or if they...
Hmm. I don't know. I looked iver the study. I do think they need more information and more numbers representing different groups of asthma and activity levels. It said n=3 on the n95 masks meaning that is the amount if people they are making that judgment on? Because, personally I feel n95 masks and cloth masks do affect breathing differently. I think exertion is the key thing Id want them to look at for asthmatics-- exertion and any tine when asthma is kinda flaring up and breathing can...
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*I am not a doctor* My biggest concern for children who suffer with allergic asthma is the child might not know how to talk about how their allergies, asthma, are causing them to feel bad, to have problems with their sinuses, nose, throat, upper respiratory tract. My concern for the child with asthma, what is their indoor living environment? What is their bedroom like as that is where child may spend most of their life. Does the child have a Hepa air filter machine working to clean the air?
Welcome to the community Whippetartist! Controlling triggers in the environment is important. Educating families and home assessments can help with this. AAFA teamed up with Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego for a Severe Asthma Program and we are looking at the impact these types of programs can have .
@Whippetartist - hope you can find a booster appointment soon! @Ironmom316 - we are sharing this latest research so people with asthma and allergies can make informed decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine and whether they can safely receive the vaccine.
I thought that your group would be defending the individual's right to choose what to put inside their own body. Especially those concerned about allergies. On Mon, Nov 8, 2021, 11:19 AM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
If only I had known when I was at college that I needed hypoallergenic covers for my pillows, mattresses, Hepa air filter machine, as I had bad allergy to house dust mite residue. But that was the 1970s, Hepa air filter machines, covers for pillows, mattresses weren't available then. Didn't know about this from allergy doctors until 1980s. Now, I have covers on all my pillows, mattresses, hepa air filter machine in my bedroom & 1 in my studio where I work. Worth the costs as I get a good...
Yes! I got the Pifzer COVID-19 vaccines in March 2021, I had no problem reaction, no side effects. Now, I'm searching my area to get the COVID-19 booster vaccine. More than my allergies, allergic asthma, I have Paget's Disease of Bone. When I go out in public, I must wear a mask & gloves to protect my health.
@Ironmom316 - Makes an interesting point. Having talked with the 4 doctors monitoring my bone disease, allergies, the doctors & myself decided getting the COVID-19 vaccines & flu in 2021 shot would help prevent me from getting seriously ill. I read all the truthful medical research documents, saw the results from medical research hospitals, thankful I got the vaccines.
There is not enough research to make such a claim. Yours is an opinion and the study guidelines should be indicated to include how many people were in the study, their medical history, etc. This is not the forum to encourage people to get this shot. On Thu, Nov 11, 2021, 12:07 AM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < email@example.com> wrote:
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