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Asthma And Colds
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
Hi 31 f with asthma. Had cold, now sob need to cough, can't always clear it. Lungs feel half full. Phlegm clear frothy pef is at 60%. What should I do ?
65 year old female have lots of cough+asthma+feel cold & wear woollen cloth in hot weather+lose sudden weight?
Asthma: It is best that you get examined by your pcp pretty soon. ...Read more
I have a bad cold which is affecting my asthma. Dr prescribed z pack. I took 2 today. Will it help ease asthma and cold symptoms?
How do I ease a cold? Asthma has been acting up. Dr prescribed z pak (azithromycin). Will that help ease asthma and cold symptoms? On Advair and albuteralwhenneeded
Infection prevention: Zpak is used to treat upper respiratory infections by bacteria. In your case I am thinking your physician wants to prevent a lung infection. Continue treatment and of course do not stop your inhaler treatments. Did you get your Flu shot? Good Luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I caught a cold about a week ago i also have asthma so the cold is messing with my asthma here it going on another week and I am still having trouble?
Asthma treatment: At times when you are having problem with asthma is when you should see your doctor to treat the exacerbating factor and to intensify your meds to improve your condition. Increasing your use of bronchodilator can cause problem so the cause of asthma needs to be treated and steroid may need to be instituted. ...Read more
I have asthma , exercise and cold air are triggers.I am going to summer camp but i don't like to tell anyone I have asthma. What should I do?
I've been sick with a "cold" for about a week. I've noticed my heart is beating really fast (103bpm). I also have asthma. Can the "cold" cause this?
Possibly....: The upper respiratory infection could be causing inflammation in your airways resulting in bronchospasm. Is your heart beating fast all the time or with activity? The bronchospasm could be leading to a drop in the oxygen level in your blood causing your heart rate to increase. Another etiology is your bronchodilator inhaler which can cause an increase in heart rate as a side effect.See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter had asthma symptoms with colds when she was <2y. She is now 7 & hasn't required asthma meds since then. Can she receive FluMist vaccine?
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