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Can allergies make it hard to take a deep breath?

Can allergies make it hard to take a deep breath?

Yes,but don't ignore: Allergies can make you congested enough to make it hard to take a deep breath. However, if you feel like you can't catch your breath, go see your doctor. It might be more than allergies. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Every time I take a sort of deep breath I can feel my heart beat hard for a moment. And I keep having this slight cough, could be allergys. Weird?

Every time I take a sort of deep breath I can feel my heart beat hard for a moment. And I keep having this slight cough, could be allergys. Weird?

Cough: You should have your doctor check to see if you have asthma by doing a lung function test. Cough induced by cold air like in this case when you take a deep breath can be a sign of having undiagnosed asthma. ...Read more

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Can allergies make it hard to get a deep breath?

Can allergies make it hard to get a deep breath?

Yes: Two reasons — (1) if you cannot breathe through your nose which is common when experiencing allergy symptoms, it can give you a sensation of suffocating (try plugging your nose with your fingers and you will know what I mean) and (2) allergies can trigger asthma which can make it difficult to get a deep breath into your lungs because air can become trapped in the lungs. ...Read more

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Could an allergy to aspartame cause shortness of breath or a feeling that I cannot take a deep breath? Very annoying feeling

Could an allergy to aspartame cause shortness of breath or a feeling that I cannot take a deep breath? Very annoying feeling

Unlikely: Aspartame has been implicated as a potential cause for otherwise unexplained and repeating severe anaphylactic reactions. Some patients swear it is a trigger. In small controlled studies, however, a link between aspartame and allergic sensitivity has not been established. I would work harder to identify alternative potential triggers. I would still avoid aspartame due to link with migraines, etc. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I want to take a deep breath of air I find myself getting only a half load. I am exposed to dust at work so is it a dust allergy? Or did I develop asthma (never had it)?Also, when I drink coffee or exercise it seems to worsen

Sometimes when I want to take a deep breath of air I find myself getting only a half load. I am exposed to dust at work so is it a dust allergy? Or did I develop asthma (never had it)?Also, when I drink coffee or exercise it seems to worsen

Airways problem : Can it be asthma, possibly, see your doctor or an asthma specialist, you may benefit by using bronchodilator inhalers (needs prescription) for now as needed or before exercising till fully evaluated. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist (asthma specialist) in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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21 year-old man with uncomfortable breathing sensations when inhaling cold air, with some history of sneezing and respiratory allergies.....?

21 year-old man with uncomfortable breathing sensations when inhaling cold air, with some history of sneezing and respiratory allergies.....?

Zen Breathing.: This sounds an awful lot like bronchitis or asthma brought on by breathing cold air, either with or without humidity. I suffered from this when I was about your age and occasionally have some symptoms even now, especially if the conditions are right. You need to control your environment and limit your exposure to triggering elements. Seek the help of a specialist to offer medication to help. ...Read more

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Always feeling out of breath and have to take deep breaths i have no allgeries but in spring I wake up with swollen eyes what is this?

Always feeling out of breath and have to take deep breaths i have no allgeries but in spring I wake up with swollen eyes what is this?

See doctor: There are many potential causes for being "out of breath" and you need to consult a doctor to find out even though it may be from asthma. The swollen eyes may also be from allergy to tree and grass pollen, but needs to be confirmed by skin testing or blood test. However, these two events may or may not be related. ...Read more

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Does Lpr (silent reflux) cause lung cancer and how likely is it? If I take quick deep breathes after eating I hear a little wheeze no allergies either

Does Lpr (silent reflux) cause lung cancer and how likely is it? If I take quick deep breathes after eating I hear a little wheeze no allergies either

No: LPR does not cause lung cancer. Unless the acidity of the reflux is quite high (<3.9 pH), it probably would not increase the risk for esophageal cancer either. Do realize that reflux can worsen asthma symptoms and aspiration of stomach content can lead to infection in the lung. By the way, is the wheezing associated with breathing problem? Does it occur when breathing in or breathing out? ...Read more

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Causing of feeling like it's hard to breath or I can't get a full breath. Inhaler don't help, Allergy meds don't work at all. What could be causing this.

Causing of feeling like it's hard to breath or I can't get a full breath. Inhaler don't help, Allergy meds don't work at all. What could be causing this.

Mgt: There are many causes of these symptoms. These include asthma, pulmonary infections and a pulmonary embolism. A virtual appointment is available. If you are in acute distress, please proceed to the ED.
A chest radiograph may be ordered by your physician as part of your diagnostic work up. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, hard to breath, allergies, stuffy sinus,?

Stuffy nose, hard to breath, allergies, stuffy sinus,?

The duration?: If these symptoms have been present for weeks or months, allergy is a possibility. You should however checked with your doctor since you apparently have breathing problem which may be caused by conditions such as asthma or cardiac disease. ...Read more

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Can animal allergies cause anaphilaxis? I'm allergic to most animals but mostly cats, dogs and horses. It's very hard to breath if I'm near them.

Can animal allergies cause anaphilaxis? I'm allergic to most animals but mostly cats, dogs and horses. It's very hard to breath if I'm near them.

Rarely: Animal dander, in highly allergic people, can cause serious allergic reactions but usually the worst of it is triggering an asthma attack with cough, wheeze and shortness of breath. Animal avoidance is best but allergy shots are an excellent alternative. Possibly treating the asthma with an inhaler prior to exposure can also help. Anaphylaxis is incredibly rare to pet dander. ...Read more

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What can cause problems with taking deep breaths? Doc said it could be asthma due to allergies but didn't do additional tests.

What can cause problems with taking deep breaths? Doc said it could be asthma due to allergies but didn't do additional tests.

Possibily: I would ask your doctor to order pulmonary function tests to see if there is an underlying lung condition causing the shortness of breath. Often, if the PFTs are normal, the inability to get a deep enough breath is due to anxiety. Are you having any increased stress or anxiety problems? Good luck. ...Read more

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12wks pregnt extremly conjested day n nite due to allergies. Can't breath at ALL. Despred please help, what can I take. Blowing nose all da time help?

12wks pregnt extremly conjested day n nite due to allergies. Can't breath at ALL. Despred please help, what can I take. Blowing nose all da time help?

May be: You may have allergy but then pregnancy itself is associated with vasomotor rhinitis presumably due to hormone changes. Talk to your doctor to sort out what the cause is since you need all the sleep you can get. In the meanwhile, try Breathright nasal strip and perhaps on a wedge with 4-6 inches of elevation to see if either helps ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have allergies right now but I don't think that's the problem, my chest feels tight when I try to breath in and I can't take a full breath?

Asthma: Your symptoms are suggestive of asthma. You can trial an albuterol inhaler to see if it helps the symptoms. If this helps then this suggests you have reversible bronchoconstriction so see your doctor to try to figure out what the possible triggers are and to consider long term treatment if symptoms seem to be persistent. ...Read more

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Almost every time there is a big flux in weather it becomes hard to breath. Is there allergies or asthma related and is there anything I can do?

Almost every time there is a big flux in weather it becomes hard to breath. Is there allergies or asthma related and is there anything I can do?

This may well be: Asthma, which can be brought on by cold weather. If allergies are present, they must be controlled in order for asthma to go away. Seek help from your Primary Care Physician, or a Pulmonary or an Allergy specialist.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Bad allergies 2 days. Slightly blurred vision moments that's its slighty harder to breath.went outside for abit and blood pressure feels higher bpm100?

Bad allergies 2 days. Slightly blurred vision moments that's its slighty harder to breath.went outside for abit and blood pressure feels higher bpm100?

Allergy not cause: Allergies, even when severe, do not cause visual change or blood pressure or heart rates changes. Some allergy medications can cause elevation of blood pressure. See your doctor ...Read more

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Have allergies and asthma. Started having chest congestion three days ago. Hard to breath. Inhaler not working but over 1yr old, is that the reason?

Have allergies and asthma. Started having chest congestion three days ago. Hard to breath. Inhaler not working but over 1yr old, is that the reason?

Not likely->ER now: The inhaler if stored properly is usually good for at least 2 years. It seems your asthma is getting worse and you need to get immediate medical attention now before it gets even worse. Call your doctor or go to the ER now. ...Read more

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Can I use my epipen (epinephrine) for dust allergies? I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with my throat so irritated it's hard to swallow or breath.

Should only : Be used for the exact reason it was prescribed... Minor irritation is not a reason to use the med. Go over the indications for use with your doctor again if you are unclear. ...Read more

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I had allergy for the past 3 months! Coughing, sneezing, specially night hard to breath! Stuffy nose. Now I have swollen lymph neck nd crank sore. Hiv?

I had allergy for the past 3 months! Coughing, sneezing, specially night hard to breath! Stuffy nose. Now I have swollen lymph neck nd crank sore. Hiv?

Not....: These are not signs of HIV........rather seasonal allergy. Pharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis more possible.....if you had exposure to HIV...than get tested. Better see PMD...get a course of antibiotic and decongestant, antihistamine....see what happens. ...Read more

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Just moved/got a cat: itchy/burning lungs/throat, shortness of breath, hard to breathe at night- tightness in chest daily. No known allergies. Cause?

Just moved/got a cat: itchy/burning lungs/throat, shortness of breath, hard to breathe at night- tightness in chest daily. No known allergies. Cause?

Cat allergy: Please get retested for cat allergy. You can do pin prick or the blood method. I suspect it will be positive when you check it. Most doctors would say remove the cat while most patients will reply remove the doctor. If you keep the cat you will need to learn avoidance measures like not sleeping with it in your room and keeping the cat litter and stuff in a separate room of the house. ...Read more

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Is it possible that allergies cause bad breath?

Is it possible that allergies cause bad breath?

Congestion: If your allergies are creating congestion and mucous, they could cause bad breath. However, the most common cause is dental-decay or gum/ bone disease. Have it checked. ...Read more

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Hi, I have allergy in spring, almost cannot breathe, all symptoms that have allergy I have in spring. How can I help myself, no medicin can halp me...

Hi, I have allergy in spring, almost cannot breathe, all symptoms that have allergy I have in spring. How can I help myself, no medicin can halp me...

Next step: Get a thorough ENT exam, possibly there is an anatomic reason for your continuted congestion; like a deviated septum or turbinate abnormalities; or enlarged adenoids(not likely in adult). Also, allergy testing can be done and possibly you could get started on allergy immunotherapy(shots) or sublingual immunotherapy(drops under tongue) to give you better symptom control and treat the problem. ...Read more

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Have bad nasel congestion from allergies. Woke up this morning being able 2 breath! I took my allergy pill hour later and suddenly can't breeth! Why?

Have bad nasel congestion from allergies. Woke up this morning being able 2 breath! I took my allergy pill hour later and suddenly can't breeth! Why?

Not working: Antihistamine alone does not decongest the nose and this might be the reason. Try one with a -D behind it to see if it would work (may keep you up at night). An OTC nasal steroid has also become available recently but will take a few days to get optimal result. See your doctor if congestion persists. ...Read more

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Am having chest pain due to my sesonal allergies should I be worried cuz I can't breathe too good?

Am having chest pain due to my sesonal allergies should I be worried cuz I can't breathe too good?

Need to see your MD: Please get evaluated by your doctor asap, need to make sure your heart and your lungs are fine, and you might need prescription drugs, goodluck ...Read more