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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 catch a cold or a sinus infection?

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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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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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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What cream or best to use for a 5-month old that has prickly heat,a sensitive skin and asthma?

What cream or best to use for a 5-month old that has prickly heat,a sensitive skin and asthma?

Dry skin?: Sometimes dry skin with keratosis pilaris can be mistaken as prickly heat. Try CeRave lotion immediately after bathing on a regular basis and see if this helps. You should see result in about a week. ...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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Was forced to be in choir but I have asthma, please help?

Was forced to be in choir but I have asthma, please help?

Lifestyle change: Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds ...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