asthma like symptoms in colds

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

My 6 year old has had recur. croup and asthma like symptoms since she was two. albuterol doesn't seem to help. what can we do? is it asthma?

May need ENT eval.

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Some kids croup easily (with colds) and end up needing treatment for croup (sometimes prednisone) several times. A pediatric ENT doctor may need to check the throat & voice box. Usually, "croupers" outgrow it as they get bigger, and croup doesn't seem to increase their asthma chances. Having repeat "pneumonia" or "bronchitis" is different from croup, and can be signs of asthmatic cough symptoms.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Why lpr cause asthma like symptoms?

Not really

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It mimics post-nasal drips far more although it may also cause a dry cough. However there is no wheezing or SOB usually associated with asthma.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Could Benadryl help with asthma like allergy symptoms?

Benadryl is sedating

Asthma
Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, or Benadryl can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other airborne allergens. One should work with his doctor to see which combination of over-the-counter allergy meds and prescription asthma inhalers/pills work the best. A patient will learn over time, what medicines to add or increase, depending on how "bad" the air is.
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Dr. Michael Swor answered:

Does anxiety cause asthma like symptoms such as tight chest and breathlessness?

Stress relief

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Yes it can. It can mimic heart disease. Try and learn self relaxation techniques, like meditation or self hypnosis. Exercise regularly and avoid stimulants. Get your sleep and eat small frequent meals. Some people get anxiety reactions from certain foods and additives like MSG. Your doctor might prescribe an "emergency pill" for anxiety like propranolol or Xanax.
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Dr. Boris Ripa answered:

Can GERD trigger asthma like symptoms? or do you have to HAVE asthma and it just makes it worse? I only seem to have breathing issues duringGERD flare

Yes,it can

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Wheezing in small kids could be a symptom of GERD
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Asthma-like symptoms for a few days, unable to fully catch breath. Keep yawning, but can't "finish" yawn, if that makes sense. Albuterol not helping.

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You may be experiencing an asthma attack. It is important to check with your doctor or urgent care center for further care. If you have a history of asthma, the albuterol two puffs is a standard dose, unless otherwise prescribed. If you have chest tightness and no cardiac problems, the dose can be repeated every 20 minutes x 3 on the way to the doctor's office.
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My asthma-like symptoms that developed after swimming in pool cleared up quickly on ventolin/advair. Does this mean they are definitely due to asthma?

Not necessarily

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The right trigger will make anyone wheeze. If you have no prior lung issues, then it was likely a reactive bronchospasm which may have had an allergic or chemical trigger since were at pool. Will need a recheck in a couple weeks with pulmonary function test to see if resolved or ongoing impairment.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Had asthma like symptoms to naproxen & ibuprofen. Took mobic. Had sweating, chills, difficulty focusing eyes. Am I allergic or sensitive to NSAIDs?

Unusual

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Although it is possible, the type of reaction you described is unusual for NSAID reactions although a drug fever cannot be ruled out. See allergist to help you sort this out.
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Had right shoulder/neck pain for 3 months. Now also having burning chest pain in right side, and asthma-like symptoms. Inhaler helps, but not for long?

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Your right sided pain may come from the cervical spine and I urge you to consult an orthopedist before things get worse. As for your asthma, you need a controller drug (usually an inhaled steroid) on a daily basis and again this needs to be prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor soon before your asthma gets worse.
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Dr. Suresh Anand answered:

My 6yo son has had a fever and cough for 7 days now The last two he is worse two ER trips due to difficulty breathing The first night it was asthma like symptoms he was given steroids and backtoback albuterol mixed with something else then released Yester

Asthma, bronchitis,

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Upper respiratory infection is the most common cause to precipitate asthma in both adults and children. After he recovers from this episode you should discuss with his physician for further evaluation by an allergist. An allergist may do skin testing, breathing tests, exhaled nitric oxide test and may suggest allergy immunotherapy, and use of preventive inhalers.
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