7 Tips to Overcome Asthma When You Exercise

Contributor: Susan Joy, MD If you’re an athlete with asthma, you don’t have to hold back. With proper medication and conditioning, you can participate fully in sports.  But in colder months, you should take some special precautions because cold dry air can trigger asthma attacks. Does this sound familiar? You start your workout and begin … Read More

Spring Allergies: 8 Top Ways to Help Your Child

Is your child suddenly sneezy? Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatric allergist Brian Schroer, MD, provides a tutorial on spring allergies in kids. Lesson #1: Know your opponent  Is that “achoo” seasonal allergies or a cold? Sneezing, nose and throat itchiness, and eye itchiness plus redness usually signal allergies. Like a cold, allergies produce nasal drainage, but it looks clear and … Read More

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Breathe Easy: New Way to Treat Severe Asthma

Put down that rescue inhaler. People with severe, persistent asthma are breathing easier with a novel treatment called bronchial thermoplasty. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2010, the minimally invasive procedure has been gaining media attention as more patients report life-changing results. Cleveland Clinic pulmonologist Sumita Khatri, MD, has seen it herself. As … Read More

5 Tips for Managing Your Child’s Asthma

Some children suffer from asthma episodes during soccer practice. For others, their symptoms flare up in the middle of the night. Whether it happens during play or at rest, it’s difficult for parents to see their children coughing and struggling to breathe or speak. These frightening symptoms of childhood asthma can be well controlled, but … Read More

Be Proactive if Your Child has Asthma

Asthma symptoms can be hard to identify because they vary so much. Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and the inability to keep up in sports are the most common symptoms. Talk to your child’s pediatrician about what can bring on an attack, and how to prevent and treat one. Parents need to understand what triggers these symptoms … Read More