Thursday, November 10, 2016

BREATHING EXERCISES TO KEEP AIRWAY HEALTHY

GINA ASTHMA 2016 GUIDELINES mention about the Introduction of Breathing Exercises and not techniques to maintain good respiratory health in children and adults with repeated respiratory issues including asthma.
These exercises are:
1. Rapid breathing with tongue out in standing posture
2 Rapid breathing with mouth shut both nostrils and with one nostril at a time
3.Rapid number counting in one breath
4.Rapid number counting over one minute
5. Voice modulation exercises like soft singing

At our set up, we have introduced these exercises and not twcn

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

WORLD ASTHMA WEEK 03/05/2016 TO 10/05/2016

International bodies like GINA asthma; are changing the look out towards managing asthma in young children.
Here are some updates which will seriously affect managment:
1. Ipratropium based inhalation regime are equally effective as salbutamol.
2.Montelucast is a good controller drug.
3. Asthma therapy in children can now be tapered and stopped; and more easily in seasonal asthma; in few months.
4. Possibility of non asthma diagnosis is higher in a. kids with early age of onset b. continuous whheezers c.children with growth failure d. cough dominant symptoms 6. Children who donot show satisfactory response to steroid and salbutamol based inhaler regimen.
5. Symptom charting, 'parent education & training' to understand rescue medicine concept and treatment policies is key for perfect control of asthma.
6. Asthma is controllable; if diagnosed and treated early and correctly.
Dr Kondekar

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Flu or allergy?

If your symptoms are sneeze or wheeze dominant... Its unlikely to be an infection like flu.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Asthmatics cough n sneeze ...adenoids get colds n mouth breathings

Adenoids sneeze less compared to sinusitis and asthmatics.
 Allergic rhinitis is sneeze dominant.
 Asthma is wheeze dominant.
If you get frequent mouth breathing without sneezing... U have adenoids enlarged.
 If u get stuffy nose without running.. U may be allergic or may have sinusitis or allergic rhinitis or deviated septum.
Cough and no breathlessness in toddlers.. Unlikely to be an asthmatic...
May be UACS that is upper airway cough syndrome or laryngitis or bronchitis at times.

Sputum dominant cough is bronchitis.
Sputum dominant breathless ness is COPD. And some adult asthmatics.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016