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21 year-old man with uncomfortable breathing sensations when inhaling cold air, with some history of sneezing and respiratory allergies.....?

21 year-old man with uncomfortable breathing sensations when inhaling cold air, with some history of sneezing and respiratory allergies.....?

Zen Breathing.: This sounds an awful lot like bronchitis or asthma brought on by breathing cold air, either with or without humidity. I suffered from this when I was about your age and occasionally have some symptoms even now, especially if the conditions are right. You need to control your environment and limit your exposure to triggering elements. Seek the help of a specialist to offer medication to help. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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How to treat allergies and breathing related problems?

How to treat allergies and breathing related problems?

Lots of Options: OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what your sensitized to, and if you have allergy induced asthma that requires treatment. ...Read more

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Does smoking affect allergies related to breathing?

Does smoking affect allergies related to breathing?

Don't smoke: Smoke of all kinds is a potent trigger of inflammation in the respiratory tract. It will worsen asthma, allergies and sinus disease. Smoke will make you prone to infections because it paralyzes the cilia or microscopic hairs that help to clear infections from the lungs and sinuses. Smoke may also increase the likelihood of getting allergic to new things in the environment. Don't smoke! ...Read more

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Is having breathing troubles a symptom of allergies?

Is having breathing troubles a symptom of allergies?

Yes: Asthma is an allergic disease in a majority of cases. Allergies can also lead to vocal cord dysfunction, which can cause shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I have breathing issue and seassional allergy which impacting my personal health.

I have breathing issue and seassional allergy which impacting my personal health.

Breathing issue?: Do you have trouble breathing or just trouble breathing through your nose? If OTC medications have not helped, you need to consult your doctor or even an allergist to help you control your symptoms especially if you have problem with shortness of breath, wheezing, and/or coughing- which would point to asthma. ...Read more

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How to be cured from house dust allergy, it suffocates me from breathing?

How to be cured from house dust allergy, it suffocates me from breathing?

Dust avoidance: The treatment of dust allergy includes avoidance of the trigger. Since dust is found very commonly in households, cleaning, vacuuming, using a product such as Febreeze-for allergic patients on upholstry, and covering the pillow and mattress with covers under the bedsheets is also advised. The management includes the use of anti-histamines which can be found over the counter. ...Read more

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Recovering from allergies, yellow snot still, but breathing better. Feeling stronger than previous days but still recovering. Stay less active still?

Recovering from allergies, yellow snot still, but breathing better. Feeling stronger than previous days but still recovering. Stay less active still?

Increase activity ok: Since you are improving, staying in a sedentary state will not improve you any more than getting out and increasing your activity, which may actually help you recover even faster. Increase your activity as tolerable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause you to have trouble breathing?

Can allergies cause you to have trouble breathing?

Yes: Yes, seasonal/perennial allergies can definitely make breathing worse, especially if you have IgE or allergic induced asthma. Maximizing control of both upper and lower airways will keep you from progressing to a full blown exacerbation. See Allergist for further workup and evaluation to determine if you are suffering from asthma related symptoms. ...Read more

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I have allergies but I also got a cough and it's hard to bread I drink cleratin and I want to know why the allergies affect my breathing?

I have allergies but I also got a cough and it's hard to bread I  drink cleratin and I want to know why the allergies affect my breathing?

Allergies: Allergies can cause cough via a post nsal drip - congestion itself can give a sensation of difficulty breathing - also can be associated with asthma - so if significant breathing difficulty you should have it checked out. ...Read more