As we enter the summer season and hot, humid days, many people may see their asthma symptoms change with the weather. I connected with Dr. Ravi Karnani, a pediatric allergist and immunologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, to get his advice on how to avoid asthma flare-ups in warmer weather. Although experts don’t know exactly how […]
Most people know that asthma is a breathing problem. But do you understand exactly what it is, what causes it and how a person develops it? Like any medical condition, once you understand the source of the problem and the basics of how it affects your body, it’s easier to diagnose and manage it. “According […]
Although it is probably best known for the wheezing “attacks,” a cough that just won’t go away may be a better indicator that a child is struggling with asthma. In this video, Dr. Gregory Omlor, director of pulmonary medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses these and other symptoms of the most common chronic childhood disease.
For several years, Dr. John McBride has followed the literature pointing to an association between the use of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and asthma. After several studies have established a link between the over-the-counter pain and fever medicine and an increase in the prevalence and severity of asthma in children, he felt it was time to begin […]