Navigation Links
MEDIA ALERT: Smoke from Wild Fires Could Mean Health Problems for Asthmatics
Date:10/25/2007

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The smoke caused by raging wild fires in Southern California poses a serious health risk to people suffering from asthma and other lung conditions.

People with asthma have inflamed airways, which can become even more inflamed after exposure to smoke. The ash and debris floating in the air is small enough to pass though the throat and lungs and become lodged in the bronchial tubes and air sacs, increasing asthma symptoms.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) recommends the following steps for asthmatics and people with other respiratory diseases whose lungs are irritated by smoke:

-- Keep windows closed at night to prevent smoke from drifting into the

home.

-- Use an air conditioner and dehumidifier to keep air clean, cool, and

dry.

-- Keep car windows closed when traveling.

-- Avoid outdoor exercise.

-- Use a paper mask when you need to be outside and smoke levels are high.

-- Take medications as prescribed in the recommended dosage. Do not take

more medication to alleviate severe symptoms.

-- Work together with an allergist/immunologist to ensure medications are

helping and notify an allergist/immunologist when reactions to

medications occur. Contact your physician or allergist/immunologist if

symptoms persist.

Consult with an allergist/immunologist

People seeking effective relief from asthma or breathing problems who have been irritated by smoke should talk to their physician or consider seeing an allergist/immunologist. For more information, visit the AAAAI's Web site, http://www.aaaai.org.

The AAAAI represents allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic disease. Allergy/immunology specialists are pediatric or internal medicine physicians who have elected an additional two years of training to become specialized in the treatment of asthma, allergy and immunologic disease. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has more than 6,500 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries. The AAAAI serves as an advocate to the public by providing educational information through its Web site at http://www.aaaai.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Indian Minister wanted Media to Propaganda HIV/AIDS awareness
2. Scientist Calls Upon Media To Retract His Work
3. Rabies Requires Immediate Treatment
4. Media Messages Can Serve To Reduce Smoking Indoors
5. Media Plays Crucial Role In Flu Vaccinations
6. Chronic shortage of GPs in Australia, Need for Immediate Intervention
7. Substance Abuse Prevention Messages Better Received Among Teenagers in the Form of Media Campaigns and Curriculum
8. Medias Plays Vital Role In Sexual Behavior Of Teenagers
9. Immediate Attention Is Needed To Tackle the Obesity Crisis among Children
10. Long Term Mediation Not Advisable To Treat Hot Flashes
11. PharmaVentures Exploits Fastest Growing Media Channel to Launch First Pharmaceutical Business Television Show
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... London, May ... honored to serve earlier this month as a Guest Speaker and Contributor to a ... Royal Family and Common Purpose. , Walter Schindler and SAIL ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... mosquito season underway in Sonoma County. While officials call for diligence, asking homeowners to ... are looking at potential health concerns. Along with the annoying buzz of mosquitos is ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... leading equipment provider in the modern ART laboratory, to provide hands-on training utilizing ... Lauderdale, Florida. , NextGen LifeLabs, a MedTech Group Purchasing vendor , will ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... , ... New patients from Charleston, SC, are now welcome to receive a ... SC, with or without a referral. A full mouth reconstruction can transform the appearance ... in Charleston, SC. Those who suffer from gum disease, misaligned teeth or jaw pain ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... New patients with symptoms of gum disease in ... gum disease treatments from the doctors at Art of Dentistry, without first receiving a ... the importance of receiving qualified treatment in order to avoid systemic health effects associated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/22/2017)... 22, 2017  Lilac Corp, the company that ... launch of a new website . The ... a clinical study that showed surprising clearance of ... in individuals suffering from HPV warts, precancerous, or ... are no other treatments that clear the virus. ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... N.J. , May 17, 2017  Bayer announced ... oncology portfolio will be presented at the 53 rd ... Oncology (ASCO), taking place June 2-6 in ... presented at ASCO span prostate, colorectal, liver and thyroid ... analysis from the Phase II CHRONOS-1 trial of copanlisib ...
(Date:5/12/2017)... -- The China and Canada joint tech company Laughing ... energy and detergent, and features a powerful disinfection process. ... machine that washes and sanitizes women,s panties or babies, cloth diapers ... ... not require an external water inlet. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: