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HAPPY 4th July
Happy 4th july to all my asthmatic brothers and sisters on the web md asthma community site. Take care hope you...More
Posted by wezman
8 yr old with incessant cough
my 8 yr old daughter has a horrible dry (not productive, no mucus) cough that simply won't stop. she was dx with...More
Posted by cat_u
New to Asthma-have questions
Hi All, I was just diagnosed with Asthma for the first time in my life at the age of 39. Apparently I've...More
Posted by jolee100413
Asthma and Paint
I have bad asthma. I know that I am to stay away from paint fumes, however, I was wondering how long I...More
Posted by christgirl1963
Asthma and weight gain
Hi there, I am new to this, have never really been on anything like this before but I am going out of...More
Posted by charliesangels07
fish oil and petechia
I don't know if this subject has been addressed or not. I started taking fish oil for my arthritis in my...More
Posted by 123joann
Travel and dealing with asthma
My last to the USA was ruined by an asthma attack. Where could I as a tourist have gone for a check up.
Posted by nh786
Asthma and Menopause
Can anyone tell me what the connection is between asthma and menopause? I see menopause mentioned one place...More
Posted by An_257741
Methacholine Challenge Experiences
The Asthma Community either has outdated experiences or non-relevant discussions aimed towards the...More
Posted by An_257725

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looking for people with same experiences
Hi, I decided to give this a shot. I was exposed to a toxin Feb 2, 2007, since then I now have asthma,...More
Posted by 2keepsmiling
Confused and Frustrated
My husband has had mild seasonal allergies (spring/fall) for many years. Usually he would have to hunt for his...More
Posted by dmcjones
can a person have asthma and copd
Hello....I have had asthma since 2009 because of asbestos fibers in my lungs and my doctor has told me that now...More
Posted by rvm1234
Hi, I am new here. My Doctor has put me on Alvesco (2 puffs in the morning) as a back up for my Symbicort 400. ...More
Posted by jelley
humidity and asthma
i'm a newly dianosed with asthma about a year ago this spring has been a problem I have breathlessness in...More
Posted by bethannecoa
Advise Needed
I am 27 years old. I had severe astma when i was a kid and got cured when i was in high school. After about 7...More
Posted by meera28
Advise Needed
I am 27 years old. I had severe astma when i was a kid and got cured when i was in high school. After about 7...More
Posted by meera28
Medications/Treatment For Children With Asthma
Hi there - I just wanted to reach out to other parents of children with asthma to see if anyone had a...More
Posted by melindaohio
prednisone and quality of life
Iam a 49 yr old man and have suffered from an autoimmune over sensitivity condition most my adult life. From the...More
Posted by dooji
Young kids with asthma
My 4 yr old was diagnosed with cough variant asthma in the winter and my one year old with food allergies was...More
Posted by missymak
Bronchial Thermoplasty
I am a 55 year old while male who is a life-long chronic asthmatic/COPD sufferer. I have met all the...More
Posted by mountainlust
Hospital emergency room
Hi I have really bad Asthma so I have to go to the hospital emergency room quite often. It just seems to...More
Posted by john43
rights of a asthmatic child
my daughter is 10 ans was diagnsed with asthma when she was 7. We live out in the country but we have a...More
Posted by amywalker2003
Military: How did I get Asthma?
I have been diagnosed with moderate to persistant asthma in February. Due to this I have been separated from...More
Posted by bmurray1

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