New Castle, PA
A 32-year-old female asked:

Could it be anxiety or asthma but latley its hard to catch a breathe i yawn to do it also my nose is swelled and red?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
You do not have asthma. You have bad rhinitis so you can't inhale through your nose effectively and you inhale mainly by mouth during yawning. You should use nasal steroid OTC, nasacort or nasonex twice a day + nasal saline 3-4 times/day in btwn +/- allegra or zyrtec. Practice deep breathing technique (in by nose 2 secs, hold 4 secs, out by mouth 6 secs) if you have history of anxiety disorder.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 25, 2023


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.