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Airborne Allergies I Cannot Brreath
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pregnancy: Hi dear you are in first trimester so lesser or no medicine the better , is it breting difficulty thru nose or thru lungs, if thru nose then just saline nasal wash , nasalchrome nose spray over the counter safe, but if breathing thru lung then must use asthma inhaler like albuterol prescribed by an m.D and see pulmonologist on regular basi. ...Read more
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
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 (mometasone) 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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