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Allergies And Early Obstructive Pulmonary Impairment
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Lung symptoms: When allergies trigger lung symptoms it typically manifests as cough, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath (asthma). There are other possibilities for a sensation of burning in the chest including acid reflux, infection and even heart issues. A thorough examination and some straightforward tests by a lung specialist will differentiate these and help you find relief. ...Read more
I have allergies and asthma. Will targeted exercise help strengthen my lungs to make them a little more efficient?
Antihistamine OK: But bronchodilator may need to be discontinued depending on the purpose of the test. If it is used to assess how you are responding to the maintenance treatment, then avoid the rescue inhaler such as albuterol for at least 6 hrs. For diagnostic purpose, inhaled steroid ; singulair (montelukast) need be discontinued for 2 weeks and long-acting bronchodilator 24 hrs. Do talk to your doctor if you have question. ...Read more
Can constant overbreathing from chronic hyperventilation syndrome cause excess mucus to form on my lungs? I don't know if the mucus is from allergies.
Cough: Doesn't all come from the lungs. Irritation/inflammation of the upper airways, nasal cavities, sinuses, throat and the middle ears, can all cause cough. So post nasal drip can cause cough without traveling all the way down to lower airways, the bronchi (air passages) in the lungs ...Read more
Is it true post nasal drip from allergies can turn into pneumonia? Is it true PND can enter your lungs?
Not usually: Damage done by a viral cold can enable pneumonia-causing pathogens to gain access, but this is not generally true for allergy. Allergy and poor nasal/sinus health will increase frequency of viral infections that can then open the door for pneumonia, usually only in susceptible populations. PND does not carry infection to the lung. In fact, automated reflexes in the throat cause it to be swallowed ...Read more
Allergies or sinus issues is causing excess mucus to build up and form on my lungs which is aggravating my asthma very badly. It won't go away...
Antihistamines?: If you know for sure that your sinus issues are allergy related, talk to your physician about non-sedating antihistamines or allergy testing and desenitization. ...Read more
I am diagnosed with bronchitis or inflamed lungs every 2 months. I am always tired and catch ill easily. Non smoker, no asthma, no allergy. Normal?
M.D. visit: Frequent lung infections/non specific inflammation may be related to a number of conditions. If there is a retained aspirated material, reflux and aspiration into the lung, TB,immunodeficiency, these can be related to this occurrence. I would suggest that you have a chest radiograph, lung function testing and assessment for possible immunodeficiency with lab testing. Physician visit is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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