Tag: Asthma

Persistent cold may indicate Sinusitis

If you have been suffering from headache and stuffy nose for ore than seven days, it may be an indication of sinusitis that sinusitisoften occurs because of the common cold.

Nearly 31m people have to suffer from sinusitis every year, and it also becomes the cause of more than 18m doctor visits and health costs of more than $5.8b. The American Academy ofAllergy , Asthma & Immunology finds that people who have allergies have more chances to suffer from sinusitis and it is quite frequent during the winter.

Anju Peters, who is the chairman of the rhino-sinusitis committee at the Academy, says in this connection: “In the beginning, sinusitis and cold have similar sort of symptoms,

but if these symptoms begin to get worse after a week and persist more than a week, it may be an indication of sinusitis.”

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Smoking and Asthma

Smoking is becoming very common in students under the age of 18. Smoking is very injurious to health because it damages the lungs of the human beings.

When a man or woman smokes then he or she might feel risk in breathing. Cough, wheeze and short of breath are quite common while you smoke. Smoking is harder to control with medicine.

What Are The Forms Of Smoking?

Cigarette smoking is very common in daily life. Long time smoking is very harmful to the lungs if you are an asthma patient because tobacco smoke is more effective.

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Acetaminophen Increasing Risk of Asthma in Children

THURSDAY, (HealthDay News) – Children treated with acetaminophen (paracetamol) during the early days of life to reduce fever have more chances to develop asthma later on, a new study finds. It was a large study conducted in 31 countries around the world.

These children are also more likely to have diseases such as rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema when they reach to the age of age 6 to 7, according to new findings published in The Lancet.

“If this association is causative, it would suggest that acetaminophen use is a risk factor for asthma and may explain the asthma has become more common,” said lead researcher Dr. Richard Beasley.

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