Nasal Filters - Shark Tank
I was thinking to buy for my baby with 1 year and a half a nasal filters to avoid being contaminated. Someone uses the "Defense Nasal Screens" nasal filters Shark Tank? Those filters are effective? It really works? By using, we are free of germs, virus and bacteria? It's hard to breathe with it? The airflow decreases? I know that they are selling in medium size. It can be adapted to a baby? thank you Tania (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - December 8, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: taafom Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

severe asthma
Anyone else here have severe large airway chronic asthma? Its really kicking my butt right now to the point where I can barely take any inhaled meds since I am so hyperreactive. Any suggestions? IgE is normal, neutophils quite high. FEV 58%, but O2 hanging out between 92-95, drops to 88/89 during exertion, around 90/91 for sleep. Two years ago w/only mild asthma I ran a 10K with this same FEV. Now stairs wind me badly. Please help! Prednisone helps, but only a high dose and dont want to be on it for years. Docs are suggesting low dose methyltrexate. Any experience with this, anyone? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, All...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - November 24, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: imported_Momto2 Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Tiotropium Respimat effective across asthma severities
Recently Boehringer Ingelheim done the research on asthma severity, in this the first results of phase III GraziaTinA says that tiotropium Respimat going to improve lung function. To know more details on this: http://anesthesiarespiratorydevices....030314-4189132 (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - July 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: emilymainzer Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Natural Rinse Agent in Dishwasher for Cleaning Nebulizer Parts
Has anyone considered how the rinse agent (like Jet-Dry) in the dishwasher remains on our CFers nebulizer parts? We stopped using a rinse agent, and all our dishes now have soap spots. We currently rinse the soap off the nebulizer pieces, but I am now considering using a natural rinse agent. However, I'm not sure if that substance will contaminate the lungs. Has anyone done any research on this topic? We're pretty sold on washing nebulizer parts in the dishwasher since it is easier. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - February 25, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: annearnie Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Wheezometer Device for Paediatric Asthma Patients
Wheezometer device helps asthma patients to meet a critical unmet need for better and easy monitoring tool for young asthma patients. For more details you can go through this url. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - June 14, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: emilymainzer Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Nexus6 asthma monitoring technology
Auckland-based medical device company Nexus6 has secured $3m from Australia-based life sciences investment firm BioScience Managers. Details can be found here.. http://medicaldevices-business-review.com...asthma-monitoring-technology (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - April 29, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: emilymainzer Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Asthma doctors
I wanted to know if any of you know an excellent asthma specialist in the new york city area. The cf clinics can only do so much with severe asthma issues. Need to have someone who really understands asthma and all it's complications. Any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - April 27, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: 4hats Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Allergies with low IGE
My scratch are positive for a large number of allergies, but my bloodwork shows my IGE level is very low. My daughter has the same allergy and blood test results. My sinus CT scan shows lots of mucus from allergies too. So does anyone else have this? I have been reading about non-iGE mediated allergies and that they are treated with mast cell stabilizers such as Zyrtec and Chromolyn Sodium. I found Nasalcrom nose sprey over the counter with Chromolyn Sodium as the active ingredient. I tried the Nasalcrom nose spray and Zyrtec and they seem to be working. I am not a medical person, so if anyone has experience with these me...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - March 21, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Beccamom Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Reactions to Ceftazidime
Hi, I'm new here and have never posted before, so I hope I'm doing the right thing?!?!? My daughter (16yo with CF) was in hospital last week having IV Ceftazidime and Tobramycin to treat pseudomonas. I was wondering if anyone has had a reaction to Ceftazidime? She has previously had other medications, but this time and last year when she was in, she seemed to have a reaction of some sort, to something. The doctors suggested it to be a viral thing, "perhaps she caught a bug just before coming in to hospital". However, every other time she has been admitted to hospital she's felt fine, it's only been these last t...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - February 26, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: hll124 Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

pollen
any one here allergic to pollen and what does it do it used to never bother but my lungs have been going downwards and i think this is what may be bothering me cuz for the past week ive been caughing alot more and it seems to be harder to breath my lungs feel really congested could this be due to pollen because it is high at this time of the year where i live i dont sneeze or have runny nose but (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - August 26, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: monds1234 Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Allergies
Every spring when everything starts to bloom, my allergies kick off. Problem is, they stick around and become an infection. I'm doing pretty well right now...so I was wondering if there was anything you had found helpful to help keep your allergies down? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - March 6, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: sunshine39656 Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Needing Zevex Bag/bags 500ml ASAP in Jacksonville FL
We just left NC for Jacksonville FL for Christmas and we forgot Zevex feeding tube bags 500ml. If any one in the area or close by Jacksonville FLhas one or two to spare we would appriciate it. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!!!!!! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - December 21, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: scheesman Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

What are you allergic to?
Just curious as to what things--meds, foods, animals, plants--you're allergic too (not sensitive/intolerant).<div><br></div><div>My only allergy is Sulfa medications, which kinda stinks since a few drugs used to treat CF related things require Sulfa drugs. Apparently when I was a baby it made me break out in hives...</div><div>But! I decided to have my allergy tested, so right after this round of IV's is up it's off to the allergist! BTW, I love how they want to "test" it. I.e. crush up a sulfa pill and give me tiny bits until I break out. Very sophisticated.</div><div...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - September 20, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: SIcklyhatED Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Fev's up but switching meds??
<P>Hi! It's been a while since I have posted anything but I always read these forums. I was wondering, my daughter's pfts were the best they have ever been at fev 112%. I was floored!! She had just been on prednisone for 5 days but still! Anyways, she keeps having episodes of needing to be on steroids so the pulmo thinks we need to change her meds from advair to symbicort. What I dont understand is why if her pfts were so good? Why would she keep having these "episodes" if her asthma is improving?? Or if her lungs were so open and clear?? </P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Short history: She ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - July 17, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: kaylinsmom Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Warding off asthma attacks with a drink?
OK, I am NOT advocating the alcoholic type here, especially since it gives me gout! What I am talking about is drinking a super-chilled drink slowly through a straw when I feel the tightness of asthma coming on. Even something simple as ice water helps a lot. Amazingly, it seems to numb the nerve responsible for causing uncontrollable dry hacking for me. I have to sip slowly and really get the fluid to the back of my throat, then swallow slowly. A caffinated and carbonated cold drink seems the best for putting an attack on the back burner. If I am in a public situation or in a car, it least it buys me some time. Anyone els...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - June 27, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: imported_Momto2 Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

P. Aerginosa Infection - Forehead Sinuses
Does anyone else have this? I've had a Pseudomonas infection for over a year.&nbsp; Gives me migraines.&nbsp; I do daily sinus rinses with the salt/water solution with Alkalol, Johnson & Johnson and Baking Soda added.&nbsp; The green infection is draining from my sinuses to back of my throat (post-nasal drip basically) and it's like a thick sticky blob of infection.&nbsp; VERY annoying.&nbsp; The sinus wash isn't really washing it out b/c my sinuses are so swollen from the infection.<br><br>Thoughts anyone??<br>Thanks!<br> (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - June 2, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sixty5roses Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

went off my singulair
Has this happened to anyone else I went in for allergie shots and then was taken off my singulair I have been so sick my lungs are full and I have such a sore throat. My doctor put me back on singulair and I am on IVs but who would know such a small pill would be so inportant! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - April 22, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: kgfrompa Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

2% Bactroban as nasal rinse
I saw a sinus specialist at Hopkins today who works with CF patients. I still have no diagnosis; the adult CF clinic sent me to her as they don't think I have CF. I was using pulmicort in my nose for the last month and today she switched to bactorban 2% mixed in a neil med solution, twice a day. I keep getting green drainage (specks, dried up muscus) My sinus scan looked pretty good after a month of levaquin and pulmicort. Anybody ever used this stuff in their nose? My first surgery didnt heal correctly (different doctor) amd may be the problem. However she went into the this is respiratory, my PFV was 78, which she call...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - January 14, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: bmombtoo Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Supplements for baby and breastfeeding momma
Hello. I am new to this site. My baby girl was dx with CF via NBS at 5 wks. SShe is now almost 5 mo. She is just about exclusively breastfed. Although, we are just starting to introduc some solids. I was wondering at what age folks added supplements to their infant's diet. I've upped my vitamin intake, take fish oil and probiotics in hopes that this will pass to my baby via breastmilk. I would like to add fish oil and probiotics to her diet but have been cautioned by the CF team about aspiration. Are there folks out their supplementing their infant's diet? She is currently taking vitamax liquid vits and she will soon take ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - October 26, 2010 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: momtocrazel Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

hollistic meds for 13 month old
what hollistic meds can a 13 month old take. want to start him on fish oil, what is the recomended doses? thanks (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - July 13, 2010 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: palinsyaya Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Animals
Do any of you have animals, and do they impact your health? I have several, and lately I have been wondering if they will impact my health in the long run. Any input? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - July 1, 2010 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: rose23 Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums

Young children with asthma, adult with CF, cross contamination
My husband (age 24) has cystic fibrosis. We are looking into adopting children from foster care. Some of the children have severe asthma. My husband has had a positive sputum test for PA once years ago but his infection must not be real bad because the sputum tests since then have come back negative. I was wondering if the bugs my husband harbors and may harbor in the future would harm toddlers with severe asthma. Would a different home be better for them? We aren't adopting children yet, just looking through profiles and talking about what would be the best match for our family. My husband is relatively healthy for ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Asthma, Allergies and Green Forum - June 8, 2010 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Pebbles8 Tags: Asthma, Allergies and Green Source Type: forums