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I've got a dry/tickling cough that's persistent enough that every breath I take can trigger it. What's the best thing I can do to break it?

I've got a dry/tickling cough that's  persistent enough that every breath I take can trigger it. What's the best thing I can do to break it?

It depends on why: you have the cough. If you cough every time you take a breath, then it is pretty serious. If you have bronchitis, you need to be seen by healthcare provider to get proper treatment. Some cough drops (e.g. Ricola) or cough syrup can help. If you cough because you have severe acid reflux, or cancer, or runny nose/allergies, then you should treat the underlying condition first. ...Read more

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How do I break the habit of holding my breath while peeing I read a tweet now I get anxiety when I pee???

How do I break the habit of holding my breath while peeing I read a tweet now I get anxiety when I pee???

Erase the awareness: Our little blue planet has so many problems that we need not create new ones. It does not matter how a person breathes or doesn't breathe while peeing. Normal, healthy people are not aware of their breathing patterns while they are standing or sitting at the toilet, peeing. They just relax and pee. Psychologists and psychiatrists can offer "talk therapy." If too anxious, medication may be needed. ...Read more

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I've been working out more these 2 weeks. Now I feel a little short of breath when running or nervous. Should I take a break from working out or I should push through it?

I've been working out more these 2 weeks. Now I feel a little short of breath when running or nervous. Should I take a break from working out or I should push through it?

Breathless: Depends. Is the dyspnea proportionate to the level of exertion? Difficult to address your concern without more details ,see a physician or consult via Health Tap Concierge if worried ...Read more

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I be having real sharp pain in my chest and it hurt so much i cry and break down and a lil short of breath what wrongbwith me?

I be having real sharp pain in my chest and it hurt so much i cry and break down and a lil short of breath what wrongbwith me?

Consult your doctor: You need to be checked as you have chest pain and shortness of breath
you did not say what side of chest the pain is
you need thorough examination, after detailed history and may need chest xray, ekg, and may be be other imaging like cat scan etc
pain may be from heart or lungs and it needs to be diagnosed asap. ...Read more

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I fell face first snowboarding after hitting a jump. Brunt of impact was my elbow, chest, and ribs. It hurts to breath, move fast. Did i break a rib?

I fell face first snowboarding after hitting a jump. Brunt of impact was my  elbow, chest, and ribs. It hurts to breath, move fast. Did i break a rib?

Possible: Your ribs move every time you breath, so a bruise, inflammation, and or fracture can all cause pain. An exam would be best and possibly an x-ray to definitively diagnose you. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Cough from bronchitis. Phlegm trying to break up but cough is straining and makes me dizzy/short of breath/too much phlegm. Can this hurt me? How?

Cough from bronchitis. Phlegm trying to break up but cough is straining and makes me dizzy/short of breath/too much phlegm. Can this hurt me? How?

Usely not: This is typical but there are inhalers that help to loosen and expectorate it easier.

You want to see your lung doc. ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter has costochondritis and she has build up flem in her chest finds it hard to breath I'm i doing things right to break it up by vaprior n lemon tea and honey Vicks on chest n back n and children Advil cold n flu or do I take her to ho

My 9 year old daughter has costochondritis and she has build up flem in her chest finds it hard to breath I'm i doing things right to break it up by vaprior n lemon tea and honey Vicks on chest n back n and children Advil cold n flu or do I take her to ho

Hard to breathe: Children with breathing difficulty should be rapidly evaluated for possible respiratory compromise. In the case of your child it may be due to costochondritis or due to some other causes which could be serious. So please call her doctor asap or even bring her to ER if needed. ...Read more

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Just now i held my breath while checking my heartbeat, it was normal then went irregular/fast like b-b-b-b for 2-3 seconds then normal. Extra beats?

Examination: The best way to hear heartbeats is with a stethoscope and best interpreted and diagnosed by a doctor. You may want to go to the doctor to see if you have arrhymias. ...Read more

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I am having pain all the time when i breath. I don't know what to do. I have been having issues for a couple of years with my breathing. It feels like i cannot get a deep enough breath. I sometimes can exhale as far out as possible and get a deep enough b

It : It sounds like you are dealing with asthma and/or reflux disease. Asthma occurs when your parts of your lung (bronchioles)become inflammed and constrict. This is usually due to certain triggers such as cold air, exercise, allergens etc. The resultant symptoms are shortness of breath, wheezing, tightness in the chest. The symptoms you described in yuor post could definitely be due to asthma. To be sure you need a medical evaluation. Your doctor will likely prescribe an inhaler to help open up your airway.
As far as the pain you are having in your lungs and airway. This is a little more difficult to pinpoint a cause. Possibly acid reflux is responsible. Again, your doctor needs to evaluate , diagnose and treat you.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is ozone safe to breath?

Is ozone safe to breath?

Oxygen preferred: Two oxygen molecular (20% of air inhaled) oxygen is what we normally breath in. Triatomic molecule, trioxygen is ozone, which is blocked largely by protective ozone layer in atmosphere. Over time, there has been some loss of ozone layer, but still only makes up about 6 parts per million of the atmosphere. It is an oxidant and therefore damaging to respiratory system, prob above100 ppb. ...Read more

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How to get sweet breath?

How to get sweet breath?

Breath: I guess you mean "no odor breath". Try oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Why have i got eggy breath?

Why have i got eggy breath?

Sulfur: Food or medications with sulfur can give you that sensation of egg in your breath. ...Read more

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How to keep my breath fresh?

How to keep my breath fresh?

Prevent a bad breath: Halitosis, bad breath is caused by poor dental health, tooth decay and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Some mouthwashes or breath fresheners may actually worsen a bad breath problem by irritating oral tissue with their high alcohol content. Prevention is the key. ...Read more

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Do breath right strips work?

Do breath right strips work?

If the area of...: Obstruction is in the nasal valve they work very well. The nasal valve is the crease just above and lateral to the tip. It is the area that collapses when you sniff hard. ...Read more

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What is my wife's breath stink?

What is my wife's breath stink?

Breath stinks: The commonest cause of bad breath is gingivitis, you should consult your dentist and have that checked, there may be odour produsing bacteria in the mouth.Avoid certain foods like garlic and onions, smoking is another cause, and gastric esophageal reflux disease and stomach ailments can rarely cause bad breath.So start with the dentist and go from there. ...Read more

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I feel like I can't breath. Why?

I feel like I can't breath. Why?

More info: Hi, too many reasons for Shortens of Breath, w even don't know how old u r to take a guess base on ur age, please see ur PMD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hard time taking in deep breath?

Hard time taking in deep breath?

Painful Breathing: Difficulty taking a deep breath can be caused by a variety of factors. For example, pleurisy inflames the lining of the lungs making deep breaths painful and difficult. Asthma and infections can also produce this symptom. Excessive abdominal bloating or gas can also contribute. ...Read more

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Awful breath! can someone help me?

Awful breath! can someone help me?

Get help: There are many causes of bad breath
gum infection blood in your mouth from your gums
periodontal disease with pockets which keeps food and the particles break down and the bacteria give off an acid waste product
tooth decay which also keep food particles
sinus drip into your mouth
side effects of medications
stomach problems
acid reflux from your stomach back into your mouth
so you see your dentis. ...Read more

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How to clean your breath properly?

How to clean your breath properly?

Proper oral hygeine: Cleaning and clearing your mouth properly is largely a matter of technique.Use only a very slight amount of toothpaste.It is very abrasive. Suds the top of the teeth first.Sweep to the back, sweep the bristles toward the tips move around to the front then otherside. Return on the inside. Then do the other arch the same way. Some say to floss your teeth next. Others like to brush in the shower. ...Read more

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How to know if your breath stinks?

How to know if your breath stinks?

You may not be: aware if you have bad breath- so asking input from someone else can be helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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How might i get really good breath?

Dental exam: Most bad breath is due to dental abnormalities. You can do a short term cleanout with mouth washes but your dentist can identify deeper seater decay and gum line issues which contribute to bad breath. Be sure to brush at least twice per day. ...Read more

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I am a smoker and I am outta breath?

I am a smoker and I am outta breath?

Stop smoking: Smoking irritates your bronchial passages. It can cause spasm in the lungs making it difficult to breathe. It also increases mucus production clogging up the tiny bronchioles. Stop smoking to stop damaging your lungs further. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is our breath normally good or bad ?

Yes, sometime: Bad breath is also known as halitosis.
Concern about halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people to seek dental care, following tooth decay and periodontal disease (gum disease), and about 20% of the general population are reported to suffer from it to some degree. ...Read more

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Why can't I take a fulfilling breath?

Why can't I take a fulfilling breath?

Asthma or Allergy: If you have tendency to react very strongly to environmental allergen, then you may be having bronchspasm and hypersecretion causing cough, shotmess of breath, wheezing . Rx albuterol like inhaler ( relaxes the bronchi), antihistaminics if there is allergic symptoms. Steam inhalation will help sinus conjestion and thrby help you take deep fulfilling breath . Unless you are excercising , . ...Read more

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What can I do about bad morning breath?

What can I do about bad morning breath?

Oral Hygiene: Brush, scrape tongue, use good oral rinse, stop smoking, alleviate mouth breathing, use a humidifier, drink lots of water, and at last, see dentist or oral surgeon if not resolved and make sure your gums and teeth are in good repair. You may need a sleep study if you snore or gasp. Do you have a sinus infection? Is your mouth excessively dry? Tough problem. ...Read more