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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
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
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?
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
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
Hi. I had a bad flight 6 days ago. Was anxious and vomiting. Since then, I need to yawn in order to take a deep breath. Have no allergies or asthma.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
What to do 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?
Seek medical help: If you are not getting relief with your treatment for allergies, seek medical attention immediately! ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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?
I have a small PFO and ASA. I also have allergies that have been bothering me. I've noticed I'm wheezing when I breathe deep. Could it be my heart? :-/
Wheezing: More likely from your allergies but see a doctor soon to be sure and for treatment ...Read more
Would zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) help me in my alcohol allergy? I get these red/purple rashes all over my body for weeks and it's hard to breath...
Agree w Dr. Krauser: I suggest you ask yourself why you keep poisoning yourself. ...Read more
I get really bad allergies in the summer. The reaction I have sounds like asthma. Could I have seasonal asthma? I usually take medication for allergies in the summer, but I tend to still have symptoms. I get shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing and tig
Stuffy nose in nights, falling asleep waking up trying to breath thru nose, bt wen I take cetirizine Hcl am able to sleep can tis b allergy? Slp apnea?
Could be allergy. : This does sound like an allergy. Symptoms are consistent, and treatment for such seems to be helping. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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