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My sister age 16 has insomnia for the first time what should she do to cure it? She doesn't wheeze. She takes an inhaler for asthma and loratadine.

My sister age 16 has insomnia for the first time what should she do to cure it? She doesn't wheeze. She takes an inhaler for asthma and loratadine.

Many reasons: There are many reasons for insomnia. If she is taking Loratadine d, the "d" part can keep people awake. Occasionally antihistamines will also keep people awake. Some asthma inhalers can also keep people awake especially if they are used too often. Call the doctor who prescribed the inhaler for advice. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Am a competitive swimmer with chronic asthma..have been put on montelukast 10mg 10days back. The night dose caused insomnia. Since i train at 5:30am o?

Am a competitive swimmer with chronic asthma..have been put on montelukast 10mg 10days back. The night dose caused insomnia. Since i train at 5:30am o?

Take it early: Before exercise rather, so you can have enough night time sleep, in addition to albuterol before exercise as well, ask your doctor about it, montelukast can cause sleep disorders as a side effect, hence you can change the timing of the dose, also it can be taken 2 hours before exercise to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm, good luck ...Read more

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What should I do if I have trouble sleeping at night because of a cough. Isit asthma or not?

What should I do if I have trouble sleeping at night because of a cough. Isit asthma or not?

Cough at night: Cough at night can be due to an allergy, ace inhibitors, gastroesophageal reflux disease, night cough is a forceful expulsion of air from the lungs that occurs primarily at night. Allergic reactions are a common cause of night cough. Such reactions may be caused by pollen, animal dander, foods, or medicines.More causes can be found at: www.Localhealth.Com/article/night-cough/causes. ...Read more

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Have had trouble sleeping for 6 months. Practice healthy sleep habits. I have asthma, could my inhaler (asmanex) keep me up or more likely poor asthma?

Have had trouble sleeping for 6 months. Practice healthy sleep habits. I have asthma, could my inhaler (asmanex) keep me up or more likely poor asthma?

Unlikely: Unless you are taking an unusually high dose, Asmanex is not expected to cause insomnia On the other hand, uncontrolled asthma may awaken you from your sleep. There are also other causes for insomnia- too much caffeine, anxiety, depression, sleep apnea etc. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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How do oral steriods help when your wheezing due to asthma and can steriods cause u to have trouble sleeping at night?

How do oral steriods help when your wheezing due to asthma and can steriods cause u to have trouble sleeping at night?

Anti-inflammatory: Acute asthma is caused by inflammation and steroids are the most powerful anti-inflammatory agents available. They will calm down the airways and relieve symptoms of asthma. In high doses they can definitely cause insomnia. ...Read more

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I can't take deep breaths, when I run, I run out of breath, I cough sometimes without having a cold and I have soar throats and insonmia is it asthma?

I can't take deep breaths, when I run, I run out of breath, I cough sometimes without having a cold and I have soar throats and insonmia is it asthma?

Maybe: Discuss with your doctor. At a minimum a good lung physical exam and some pulmonary function tests should be performed (with possible methacholine inhalation challenge test) to see if there are signs of asthma present. ...Read more

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