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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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My wife has asthma and has been coughing. Should I get a dehumidifier or an air purifier?

My wife has asthma and has been coughing. Should I get a dehumidifier or an air purifier?

Not humidifier: While dry air may make asthma worse, in time humidifiers become a mechanism for spreading mold through your house. Coughing at night could be associated with either dust in your home, allergies to blankets, or reflux. See your asthma specialist and let him/her know what her symptoms are and when they occur. ...Read more

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Can an air purifier help asthma in any way?

YEs it can: Many asthmatics have allergies to airborne things like pollen, dust, smoke and particulate matter (pollution). Make sure the purifier has a hepa filter and maintain it according to the manufacturer's recommendations. ...Read more

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Would you recommend getting an air purifier for asthma suferer?

Air purifier : Can be helpful. But must be sure you keep it serviced regularly and/ or if there are filters that need to be changed or are water reservoirs that are needed that they too are changed daily or as recommended by the manufacturer of the product that you choose. ...Read more

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I suffer from asthma, and sleep apnea. I brought a air purifier to remove smoke from neighbors. Now my sinuses are dry even after using saline. Help!!

I suffer from asthma, and sleep apnea. I brought a air purifier to remove smoke from neighbors. Now my sinuses are dry even after using saline. Help!!

Room humidifier/meds: are you taking any antihistamine medication? I suggest a room humidifier to help and steam showers 4 times daily- deeply inhale the steam. Stop any and all antihistamines and review current meds with your physician ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a dehumidifier and an air purifier? What would be best for a cough?

Whats the difference between a dehumidifier and an air purifier? What would be best for a cough?

Difference: a dehumidifier extracts water from the circuklationg air. An air filter contains micropore HEPA filters to catch spores, molds, dusts, pollens etc. Air filters work best for allergies. ...Read more

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I've always had an annoying cough.I was diagnosed w/ asthma 2 years ago but I breathe hard and sometimes twist my body to get air, how can I control it?

I've always had an annoying cough.I was diagnosed w/ asthma 2 years ago but I breathe hard and sometimes twist my body to get air, how can I control it?

Talk with your doc: As soon as you can. Asthma can start as an annoying cough but can get worse so that it's hard for you to breathe. Different inhalers and pills can help heal your airways and prevent asthma. Also, you & your doc can figure out other causes of shortness of breath. Think about your surroundings [dust, animals, smoke, fumes, mildew/mold]. Any new triggers during the last 2 years? Hope this helps. ...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

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