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what is the difference between being out of breath and asthma attack

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
In an asthma attack.: ...There is actually a difficulty in moving air in and out of the lungs. Someone who is out of breath simply takes many normal deep breaths.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Stop and walk out&: Stop and walk out of the woods, and go directly to where your inhalers and/or nebuliser are.If you can not get to it, go to the nearest emergency depa ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Mild form asthma: There is a very mild form of asthma called Exercise Induced Asthma. Best way to check is to see your MD and get a Peak Flow meter - you puff into it t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Could be, or pneumon: Could be or pneumnia. See primary physician today.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not normal: Asthma management depends on the severity of your asthma and which medications you have been prescribed. If you are following your doctor's recommend ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Your symptoms are probably the tip of the ice berg. You will probably need increased anti inflammatory medications such as inhaled steroids. Check wit ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Peak flow: The rescue inhaler should work pretty fast, if it doesn't go to the er or call 911. A good gauge to how bad your asthma attack is will be your peak fl ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Breathing test: This test will probably consist of doing a spirometry followed by receiving a bronchodilator and then doing the spirometry again. Based upon the resul ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably Not: Not necessarily, while laughing can be a trigger for some asthmatics, getting short of breath after laughing may not mean one has asthma.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Albuterol: If you are not on albuterol and have it available - you should get - some
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