A 20-year-old male asked:
sir i have shortness of breath from 10 days. my chest x-ray is normal and my doctar says that you are ok. but i have difficulty in take breath.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Shaym Puppala answered
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Dyspnea in allergies: People w allergies have a higher chance of asthma.When allergies flare up, asthma may also.Asthma is the narrowing & inflammation of bronchi, making breathing difficult. Antihistamines help allergies. Montelukast [Myteka] is for allergies & asthma.Asthma can be diagnosed w pulmonary function tests. Inhalers can be helpful, taken under direction of a doc.Individual diagnosis needs clinic evaluation
Answered on Aug 21, 2014
Dr. Gerald Mandell answered
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Many causes: Any history of reactive airway disease or asthma? Often patients have shortness of breath and normal chest xray. Radiograph reveals complications of asthma such as pneumonia or volume loss. Bronchitis also presents with mainly clear lungs.
Answered on Dec 15, 2014
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