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Combined Pathology: What Does It Mean?

A combined pathology means a combination of bronchial asthma with atopic dermatitis (meets less often) and an allergic rhinitis (occurs more often). There are three fundamental documents for the recommendations: GINA (Global Initiative for Asthma, a 2016 version) and ARIA (Allergic rhinitis and its impact on asthma – 2008) with updates 2010, PRACTALL (Practical allergy, Practical allergy, section Diagnosis and treatment of asthma in childhood – diagnosis and treatment of…

Can a Person with Allergies Be Vaccinated?

Contraindications to vaccination are approved by the World Health Organization: Allergic diseases are not a contraindication to vaccination; Atopic dermatitis is not a contraindication to vaccination. A quote from the guidelines of the World Health Organization: “The use of listed false contraindications by a pediatrician should be considered as evidence of his incompetence in matters of immunoprophylaxis”. Why is that? Vaccination does not increase the risk of developing or exacerbating…

Some Facts about Halotherapy

Halotherapy is one of the methods of climatotherapy, based on the positive influence of the microclimate of some natural and artificial caves on the course of a number of diseases. Natural salt caves differ from those that are represented in large numbers. There are a lot of salt rooms! ⠀ Halotherapy presupposes that a person is located in a special salt cave for a certain time, where he breathes a…

Humidifier: The Mode of Operation

The humidifier is especially popular in winter. In the heating season, the humidity level drops sharply, the skin and mucous membranes are overdried. It can increase cough due to mucus thickening in the airways. ⠀ The optimum humidity for humans is 40-60%. For asthmatics, excessive humidity is not recommended. It can cause difficulty in breathing. Also, in the case of the high humidity, mold spores can actively multiply. ⠀ The…

Allergic Rhinitis

Bronchial asthma is very often accompanied by allergic rhinitis. It happens because of not only the fact that during the atopic march rhinitis precedes asthma. It turns out the entire respiratory tract from the nose to the final sections of the lungs is a single system, the so-called respiratory tract. Studies have shown that inflammation in the nasal cavity in most cases is accompanied by changes in bronchial mucosa. This…

What is Atopic March?

Atopic march is a sequence of allergic diseases, which follow one another. It includes atopic dermatitis accompanied by food allergies, allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma. Not every atopic dermatitis leads to asthma, but it takes place because of the risk of an atopic march that every suspicion of atopic dermatitis requires examination and supervision by an allergist. Allergic rhinitis is much more likely to transform into bronchial asthma, so if…

Singulair and its Analogs

There was a question about the Singulair and its analogs. Let’s understand the essence of this aspect. Generics are medications that have to be confirmed with pharmaceutical, biological and therapeutic equivalence to the original. The drug should be almost similar to the original, provide the same clinical effect, and be as safe as the reference substance (original), whose effectiveness and safety are established. The original drug is the first synthesized…

Nebulizer Cleaning

The cleaning of the nebulizer is very important. Improper nebulizer cleaning can result in its inefficient performance. First, take the nebulizer into pieces primarily, before disconnecting it from the network. Disconnect the airway tube, take the nebulizer chamber into pieces. Do not put an air compressor (this is the box that makes noise) on a piled or dusty surface. ALWAYS remove ALL remnants of the drug from the drug reservoir….

Steps of Asthma Treatment in Children Under 5 Years Old

For the selection of basic treatment for either for asthmatic children or adults, step approach is used. The goal of basic treatment is to achieve control over asthma. The control of asthma means the absence of bronchial obstruction attacks. This article will describe step approaches for children under 5 years. Children from 6 years old receive treatment on the same principle as adults. There are two international normative documents that…

A Single Inhaler Model – Symbicort

We want to tell you what is a single inhaler model. Moreover, the age range of this inhaler now is extended! And this is great news for children-asthmatics and their parents! Symbicort includes two components: therapeutic (anti-inflammatory) – budesonide, and bronchodilator – formoterol. The combination of their properties determines the choice of Symbicort as a single inhaler model. Single inhaler mode (SMART-therapy) lies in when the patient receives a fixed…