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Asthma, Rhinitis Onset Increased From Dampness and Mold

. These findings underscore the need to reduce indoor dampness and mold.

This study included 11,506 participants (54.3% women; 26.4% ex-smokers and26.3% current smokers) from Estonia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. The associations between respiratory health and home/work mold, mold odor, and dampness were examined. A baseline questionnaire was used to ascertain information on respiratory health and workplace and home environments. Associations between respiratory symptoms and indicators of dampness were investigated using 2-level logistic regression models.

Associations were identified between respiratory symptoms/asthma and mold, mold odor, floor dampness, and water damage, with odds ratios ranging from 1.23 to 2.24. The most common environmental factors reported at baseline were water damage (13.4%) and visible mold (6.7%). During the follow-up, 25.2% of participants reported dampness at home. Dampness at home correlated with respiratory symptom onset, including asthma and rhinitis, with odds ratios ranging from 1.21 to 1.52.

Asthma information?

Can anyone give me some info on childhood asthma or any good websites? My five year old daughter was just diagnosed with it today at her doctor's appointment and it has made me realize how little I know about the condition.


as an adult now that has had asthma all my life, and from one mom to the next. all i can say is please dont stop that child from being a child because of it. my mother wouldn't let me do any type of sports or anything like that, and now sitting here


www.webmd.com


Singulair, keeping allergies in check and a banana a day for my son have done the trick in controlling it. Go to web MD they have a lot of great information on childhood asthma and ways to help control it

asthma information?



Asthma is an allergy and is triggered by something. The best non medication treatment for asthma is learning your triggers and avoiding them. Common triggers are smoke, dust, mold, mildew, plants, dust mites, pets and grass/weeds.

If you


contact the doctor who gave you the diagnosis.


IN general, asthma constricts the airway passages and medication is needed to breathe properly. Should be treated by an MD. Inhalers can prevent severe attacksl if taken as prescribed. Winter asthma can be treated by an inhaler as well (symptoms include