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Can croup lead to other breathing problems like asthma?

Can croup lead to other breathing problems like asthma?

Croup: Croup is caused by the parainfluenza virus most of the time and causes swelling around the vocal cords in the throat which results in a distinctive cough. Asthma is a disease of the lungs, and although flare ups are sometimes triggered by viruses they do not cause it. Some viruses, like RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), can cause damage to the lungs resulting in asthma-like symptoms. ...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 cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

Yes: If you are allergic to cats then you would be more prone to coughing and wheezing with exposure. However, if you are not allergic, it is unlikely that cats will cause problems with your asthma. ...Read more

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Which other breathing problems are there besides asthma?

Which other breathing problems are there besides asthma?

Breathing problems: There are a legion of lung diseases which can cause breathing problems. These include infections, inflammations, infiltrations and tumors of the lung. A panoply of cardiac diseases can cause breathing problems. Muscular problems. ...Read more

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Can cold medicine help with asthma or breathing problems?

Can cold medicine help with asthma or breathing problems?

Rarely.: Most cold medications are not only useless in asthma, but also of very limited effectiveness in colds. ...Read more

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Can my girlfriend have asthma issues (breathing problems) during sex?

Can my girlfriend have asthma issues (breathing problems) during sex?

Yes: Any physical activity can trigger asthma. She could try pre-treating with albuterol 15 min prior if that is the only time she has symptoms. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could chest breathing be related to breathing problems/asthma?

Please tell me, could chest breathing be related to breathing problems/asthma?

Possible: There are multiple different causes of breathing problems and asthma could be one of them. One's physician can help to sort this out and come to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I use an inhaler for breathing problems if i know for sure i don't have asthma?

Can I use an inhaler for breathing problems if i know for sure i don't have asthma?

Why?: If you have breathing problems you should be checked. Treating youself may mask a potentially serious problem. On the other hand, your breathing problems may have nothing to do with your lungs but being caused by somethign else. Se a physician and get checked (don't be afraid). ...Read more

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What is your opinion on e-cig? Is it healthy for people that have asthma? Or for anyone with breathing problems.

No way: E cigarettes are not healthy. They should not be used with asthma or lung and breathing problems. There is less harm than with regular tobacco but still harm. ...Read more

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What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

Many things: However, i see that you are 33 so many things are less likely. Asthma is a very common disease and can present with a few different types of symptoms, like cough, shortness of breath, or even chest discomfort. Nevertheless, there are some more rare causes of breathing trouble in younger females. You should see your doc and discuss your symptoms thoroughly so they know how to evaluate you. ...Read more

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How would a person know whether it was an allergy or asthma causing breathing problems?

How would a person know whether it was an allergy or asthma causing breathing problems?

Doctor Eval..: Asthma is recurrent bronchospasm and airway inflammation and it can be caused by allergies. Allergic symptoms can include bronchospasm. So, in order to know if bronchospasm is due to allergy, you would need to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Definition)

Croup is a description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial tracheitis or spasmodic croup. Common symptoms are: cough, inspiratory stridor, hoarseness, barking cough, sore ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more