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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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Can forced air heat cause you to have a sinus infection or constant congestion?

Can forced air heat cause you to have a sinus infection or constant congestion?

Yes: It's usually the dust and particles in the air (dander, pollen, etc) that contributes to congestion and sinus problems. ...Read more

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Can forced air heat cause you to catch a cold or a sinus infection?

Probably not: I'm not sure what forced air heat is but colds and infection are spread mostly by contact with someone who is ill. We spread most viruses by mucous droplets, not from weather conditions or heated air. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between heat intolerance and asthma?

Is there a connection between heat intolerance and asthma?

Yes: Heat intolerance (i presume more than usual) relates to abnormal adaptation and isperceived in the lower part of the brain. An unbalanced signal through the autonomic system to the bronchial tubes causes asthma. Both are related to inefficient metabolism in brain. Commest cause is "junk"diet. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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My breathing is slow its hurts and im wheesying. im a smoker and i have heat burn. do i have asthma?

My breathing is slow its hurts and im wheesying. im a smoker and i have heat burn. do i have asthma?

Likely: Your symptoms are compatible with asthma which has been aggravated by smoking which also makes your lung less response to asthma medication. As for the heart burn- this may be from reflux disease which tends to worsen asthma symptoms but not the lung function. Need to stop smoking and consult your doctor. ...Read more

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If you are in a foreign country, the air is bad and you have asthma, what's the best solution at that time to continue with ur trip ?

I would avoid: Going to places that you know will trigger an attack! if you must go, you need to be sure you are well controlled and continue to take your control inhaler and bring your rescue inhaler in case your asthma would flare up.You will be taking chances and ruin up your trip. ...Read more

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Does cold air give asthma?

Depends: Cold air does not cause asthma but if you have asthma cold air could be a trigger for symptoms/exacerbation. ...Read more

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Do air purifiers help cure asthma?

No: But they may help remove allergen particles from the air that may trigger the hypersensitivity reaction that is the basis of asthma. ...Read more

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What causes trachea spasms (which blocks air passage) whenever coughing occurs? Is that an asthma symptom?

What causes trachea spasms (which blocks air passage) whenever coughing occurs? Is that an asthma symptom?

Age dependent: The trachea of younger kids is somewhat rubbery, like a soft silicone or thin walled plastic. It does not spasm, like the soft walls of the gut, but it can and does vibrate enough to produce some odd sounds ( the croup noise) common from ~6mo-6yr. In tracheo-malacia, ( a transient condition) the walls are much weaker and actually cave in on each other, but soft walls not spasm is the problem. ...Read more

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