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Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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11 month female baby have a faver. Maybe on air condition room sleep and get cold. Not cry, not cough, just feel haven't strengtg get up.

11 month female baby have a faver. Maybe on air condition room sleep and get cold. Not cry, not cough, just feel haven't strengtg get up.

FEVER UNKNOWN ORIGIN: If baby is weak especially febrile and not eating, he needs to be seen by md to find out the cause of fever. ...Read more

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I hav talking induced dry cough that last for several weeks after exposure to cold air, air condition& after influenza infection. Any help about reasons?

I hav talking induced dry cough that last for several weeks after exposure to cold air, air condition& after influenza infection. Any help about reasons?

Reactive airways: Hello Tarek,

Sometimes after a severe respiratory infection, the cough can linger for a few months. The airways can become inflamed and spasm. Certain triggers can cause this to occur including excessive talking, laughing and cold air.

If it persists beyond a couple of months, you should see your local doctor to ensure that there is not another reason for the cough.

Pamela Svendsen, MD ...Read more

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What to do if I have to gasp for air after I cough?

What to do if I have to gasp for air after I cough?

Violent coughing: Need to see your physician for evaluation of your cough as shortness of breath symptoms. ...Read more

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When I exhale I feel a small urge to cough or like air is still being released from one side what is this?

When I exhale I feel a small urge to cough or like air is still being released from one side what is this?

Asthma: It sounds like you have an obstruction in the bronchial tubes which is impeding air form leaving your lungs. This can be part of an asthma problem. I would also be worried that you may have a foreign body depending on lthe history. If it continues you need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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3y/o cough at night in bed. No other issues. We have horrible air quality. Keeping indoors. Is it related or need checked?

Need to know.: We need to know how long this cough has been going on for, how bad it is, wheezing? If it is just a simple cough and only for a few days it is usually associated with a virus and should be resolved in a few days. Honey at this age is ok to use to control symptoms. However, if severe and difficulty breathing and /or wheezing associated you should take your child to the ED for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I cough when air or wind hits my face?

Why do I cough when air or wind hits my face?

Allergy vs asthma?: Your cough might represent a bronchoconstrictive reaction to an airborne allergen or could be evidence of cold-induced asthma. In other words, pollen could cause an allergic reaction in your lungs leading to tightening or narrowing of your bronchioles (breathing tube). The best way to get air out is to force it out via cough. Some are sensitive to cold environment eg cold-induced asthma. ...Read more

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Child is coughing forcefully, can, t stop, he is taking big gasps of air right before each cough?

Child is coughing forcefully, can, t stop, he is taking big gasps of air right before each cough?

Needs immediate care: Your description of your child worries me. At that age, he may have inhaled a foreign body into his lungs, he could have an infection, an asthma attack - so many possibilities. Also, are immunizations up-to-date? Concerned about whooping cough (pertussis) with this history. This should not wait the weekend - he needs to be evaluated today! ...Read more

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I been short of air and when I cough I taste snot and my chest is bothersome what do u think is going on?

I been short of air and when I cough I taste snot and my chest is bothersome what do u think is going on?

Cough: Your productive cough sounds pretty bad. Your history shows asthma and diabetes. Both put you in a higher risk category for illness. Looks like you're already on Oxygen, too. Please see your doctor right away. Could be bronchitis or pneumonia. Might just be allergy on top of your current problems, but I'd want to rule out pneumonia first. ...Read more

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I have had a hacking cough for over a month that lasts so long when I cough I gasp for air and white muscus is coming up, what could it be?

I have had a hacking cough for over a month that lasts so long when I cough I gasp for air and white muscus is coming up, what could it be?

Sinus infection: The most likely cause is an infection of your sinuses. This may present with the sensation of mucus running down the back of your throat and a cough that is worst in the morning. Pertussis or whooping cough may also give you a prolonged cough. I would recommend evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can it be I sometimes cough, and sometimes can't get enough air in my lungs?

What can it be I sometimes cough, and sometimes can't get enough air in my lungs?

Inspire vs expire: Coughing and shortness of breath are common symptoms for asthma. Difficulty breathing on expiration is typical of asthma, while difficulty breathing on inspiration can be suggestive of vocal cord dysfunction. This is when the vocal cords close instead of open when taking a breath. It can occur with asthma or not with asthma. A pulmonologist, allergist or ENT can assist with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a dehumidifier and an air purifier? What would be best for a cough?

What's the difference between a dehumidifier and an air purifier? What would be best for a cough?

Difference: A dehumidifier extracts water from the circuklationg air.
An air filter contains micropore HEPA filters to catch spores, molds, dusts, pollens etc. Air filters work best for allergies. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to cough one time when you wake up followed by some thick white sputum? I sleep with air conditoner in room and fan

Is it unusual to cough one time when you wake up followed by some thick white sputum? I sleep with air conditoner in room and fan

Yes: Many people will have post-nasal drainage while sleeping that can collect in the back of the throat. When you awake, the first thing your bodt wants to do with that sensation is to clear it out. ...Read more

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How far does germs from a cough travel? How long are they in the air? Will Neti Pot use after being around someone who coughed help stop getting sick?

How far does germs from a cough travel? How long are they in the air? Will Neti Pot use after being around someone who coughed help stop getting sick?

1)Infinity 2)No: An experiment was done once where labeled virus was sprayed, like a sneeze or cough, from a spray bottle in the front of a large auditorium. It took less than 20 minutes for them to reach way up in the back of that room. They stayed in the air a long time. Remember, though that the farther they travel the more dillute they become which means the closer you are the more will get sprayed all over you ...Read more

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Cures to dry throat and cough due to cold and dry air?

Cures to dry throat and cough due to cold and dry air?

Opposite: Warm and moist air. Stay in if sick. Try a humidifier. Sips of water. Cough meds not certain to really help. Nose breath. Cover mouth while outdoors ...Read more