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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

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Would dry air tend to make a person cough more if they have allergies or asthma than humidified air?

Would dry air tend to make a person cough more if they have allergies or asthma than humidified air?

Usually: Dry (and cold) air is particularly bad for exercise induced asthma and that frequently causes cough. Swimming was always said to be better than running for asthma, but now with public pools so highly chlorinated, that also often makes asthma worse. For nasal allergies, the best way to humidify is to use saline nasal spray or flush. ...Read more

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Ive taken sinus pills abuterol pro air seems like nun s wrkn i have a persistant cough chest burns choking spells n i have asthma n allergies?

Ive taken sinus pills abuterol pro air seems like nun s wrkn i have a persistant cough chest burns choking spells n i have asthma n allergies?

See allergist: Albuterol should not be used as the only medication for persistent asthma. Acid reflux can cause coughing and chest burning as well. You need to talk with your doctor about all these issues. If he cannot help you, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Yes, but...: Humidifier does provide extra moisture to upper airway, i.e., nose and throat. However, high humidity over 60% provides a favorable environment for the molds to grow and may aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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Each time my 23mo gets a cold, his cough lingers for weeks! otherwise he's fine. What's up with that? I don't think he has asthma. Mild allergies.

Each time my 23mo gets a cold, his cough lingers for weeks!  otherwise he's fine. What's up with that? I don't think he has  asthma. Mild allergies.

Post viral cough: Usually viral illnesses may last 7-10 days. If he has allergies, he is more prone to wheeze. Your physician may give him an inhaler for his post viral cough to see if it helps. PRMG/pediatrics fax 8582599689 for?s ...Read more

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Is it asthma or allergies when you cough on the soccer field?

Is it asthma or allergies when you cough on the soccer field?

Either or both...: A cough occurring during exercise could be the result of bronchospasm and this may or may not be related to allergies. It would need to be evaluated by a doctor so diagnosis can be made and treatment given. ...Read more

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7 year old with a cough for two months. Might be allergies? Or asthma?

Yes: Is there nasal drainage? Or sneezing or itchy throat? Then allergy, but if cough more at night or with exercise then likely asthma. See your doctor to best determine what is causing your cough. ...Read more

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What is having cough at bedtime means. Is this allergy , cold, Asthma. ?

 What is having cough at bedtime means. Is this allergy , cold, Asthma. ?

Not sure: There is a propensity for asthma to flare at nighttime. However, without any previous history, a new nocturnal cough may more likely be related to postnasal drip or laryngeal irritation from a cold, nighttime dryness, allergic or non-allergic rhinitis causes, or acid reflux. ...Read more

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Allergies to many meds; now chronic cough. I'm 40, never had asthma, but could I have it suddenly now? Drs ask if I have it, but how would i know?

Allergies to many meds; now chronic cough. I'm 40, never had asthma, but could I have it suddenly now? Drs ask if I have it, but how would i know?

If u been told b4: Drug allergy and celiac don't directly increase asthma risk. Adult-onset asthma is one of several common causes of chronic cough at 40, Asthma often returns; knowing this makes asthma meds worth a try. Also helpful: X-rays, family story, physical exam, spirometry (blowing tests done right); consider, but don't assume asthma. Allergists and pulmonologists are specialists in cough and asthma. ...Read more

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My daughter has asthma and she's been having this cough that's worrying me because i've been giving her inhalers n allergy medicine. What should I do?

My daughter has asthma and she's been having this cough that's worrying me because i've been giving her inhalers n allergy medicine.  What should I do?

Persistent cough: If the cough is persisting or getting worse then she needs seen by her doctor. Make sure you are using her inhalers with her spacer. If she is improving, continue to use the inhaler until the cough is gone. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more