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Doctor insights on: Can Croup Lead To Other Breathing Problems Like Asthma

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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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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


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What other than asthma can cause trouble breathing?

What other than asthma can cause trouble breathing?

Many possibilities : Including: pneumonia, chronic lung disease, bronchitis, copd, bronchiolitis, cheat trauma, epiglottis, lung cancer, pulmonary edema, pleurisy, pulmonary embolism, throat trauma, heart attack, neuromuscular disorders, anaphylaxis, high altitude, obesity, organ failure, sepsis, shock, severe ascites, cardiac arrthymias, pericarditis, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, etc. ...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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What does it feel like to have major respiratory conditions such as sleep apnea, asthma, or any other respiratory conditions?

What does it feel like to have major respiratory conditions such as sleep apnea, asthma, or any other respiratory conditions?

Sleep Apnea: Some symptoms of sleep apnea include: loud and chronic snoring choking, snorting, or gasping during sleep long pauses in breathing daytime sleepiness, no matter how much time you spend in bed waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat morning headaches restless or fitful sleep insomnia or nighttime awakenings going to the bathroom frequently during the night waking up feeling out of breath. ...Read more

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Can sinus or nose problem cause symptoms similar to chronic bronchitis? Excessive mucus n unable to breathe deeply?

Can sinus or nose problem cause symptoms similar to chronic bronchitis? Excessive mucus n unable to breathe deeply?

Possibly...: Sinus problems can lead to bronchospasm which can result in shortness of breath. You may cough mucous from post-nasal drip. The treatment, however, includes nasal sprays as well as inhalers to control the bronchospasm. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...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 benzos cause respiratory problems to those with no known copd?

Can benzos cause respiratory problems to those with no known copd?

In too high a dose: Benzodiazepines are vastly safer than barbiturates and barbiturate-like drugs because their activities stop at the upper part of the brain and do not, in therapeutic doses, extend to the respiratory centers in the midbrain. Together with alcohol, opiates, other depressant drugs, and in very high doses (or iv) they can and do cause problems, even without copd. Normally, in usual doses, they don't. ...Read more

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Can chest infections and asthma be related?

Can chest infections and asthma be related?

Absolutely: Viral infections are common triggers of asthma. In young children, asthma attacks can often be confused for pneumonia on chest x ray. ...Read more

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Can dist/pollen allergy and mild breathing problems be linked to problems and also low/no libido?

Can dist/pollen allergy and mild breathing problems be linked to   problems and also low/no libido?

Definitely!: when you are sick , tired, fatigued, lack of sleep with breathing problem on top of allergies,side effects of meds, life becomes miserable! Just laying around , weak - nothing appeals to you. So the answer is YES!!! Take charge of your health , see your doctor make sure there are no other causes for libido concerns , take your meds , get up and going , life is good. ...Read more

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Can there be problems linked to mouth breathing?

Can there be problems linked to mouth breathing?

Mouth breathing: Will promote a greater chance of dental caries (decay) and periodontal disease. Speak to your physician regarding causes (habitual, anatomic, obstructive). See your dentist more often for exams and advice. ...Read more

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Can you die from problems breathing and fever?

Can you die from problems breathing and fever?

Yes...: Difficulty breathing can be due to very serious and even life-threatening disorders. Some of these disorders also have fever associated with them. If a person is short of breath they need to see a doctor urgently even if that means going to the nearest er. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Yes, but....: Asthma and reflux can often present together but often are confused for one another because both can cause chronic cough and wheeze. Both are serious medical conditions that should be taken care of and followed by a physician. Please have toddler checked by pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can having a tooth infection lead to bronchitis or trouble breathing?

Can having a tooth infection lead to bronchitis or trouble breathing?

Emergency: Anyone who has trouble breathing should seek immediate medical care regardless of the cause. This situation can become life threatening very quickly. If necessary call 911 or have someone drive you to the er of a hospital or a 24\7 medical facility. To answer your question, an infection in the mouth can cause swelling resulting in trouble breathing. People have died from these types of situations. ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis cause breathing problems, ie a feeling of congestion, shortness of breath? If so, what can be done to ease this problem?

Can gastroparesis cause breathing problems, ie a feeling of congestion, shortness of breath?  If so, what can be done to ease this problem?

Yes: Gastroparesis can cause increase acid reflux, which can irritate to wind pipe and lung tissue which will give increase shortness of breath. Anyway, consult your doctor to get a thorough examination and to discuss the treatment options. ...Read more

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Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Would never happen: Carbon monoxide has strong affinity to the hemoglobin and its diffusibility through membrane is high. Before any other condition like asthma, COPD can occur from it, a person is dead. There will be no study to prove that. ...Read more

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Other than asthma and "chronic lung disease", what can cause chronic pneumonia?

Other than asthma and "chronic lung disease", what can cause chronic pneumonia?

Fungi and Bacteria: Both fungi and certain bacteria have been associated with chronic pneumonia. Most of the time your doctor will consider doing a bronchosopy (camera procedure in lungs) to determine the etiology of the pneumonia. ...Read more

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An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?

An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?

It is a possibility: The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill, effect any body system and cause cause asthma-like symptoms. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive, it may prevent general health problems. ...Read more

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Can withdrawal from many psych drug cause trouble breathing, catching breath, lowering of heart rate? Can it be from moving teeth or deconditioning

YES IT CAN: Drugs are not m+m"s and the same way taking them changes your metabolism, stopping to take them also changes your metabolism. ...Read more

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