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A 34-year-old member asked:

Shortness of breath after having cold?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
If still sob after: Had a cold but not sick any longer then a workup for reactive air way should be done.See your dr for a full history and physical . Labs cxr and pfts would be reasonable start. May also need allergy testing if indicated.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Short of breath: After a cold can have some residual bronchitis but generally wouldn't be noticeable. If really short of breath would recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation to be sure something additonal isn't going on.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Post viral : Post viral inflammation may lead to symptoms that are similar to asthma. Please see your physician to rule out other causes.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Needs to be checked: Any time you have shortness of breath with a cold it needs to be checked as it may be complication of viral uri, like bronchitis or pneumonia and if you are asthmatic it may be an acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma.

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A 38-year-old male asked:

Im having shortness of Breath ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Farrell
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Monitor symptoms: Monitor for other symptoms like fevers, cough. Other less common symptoms include headache, nausea, diarrhea, loss of smell, and sore throat. If shortness of breath is severe and you can’t breathe then call EMS or go to hospital.
Last updated Mar 6, 2020


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