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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is your opinion on e-cig? Is it healthy for people that have asthma? Or for anyone with breathing problems.
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
Few differences: Asthma is a breathing out problem. Panic attacks are a breathing in problem). Asthma is relieved with albuterol inhalers, panic attacks are resolved by relaxing. Asthma is associated with allergic disease, panic attacks sometimes with anxiety/psychological disease. You can get a peak flow meter from your doctor to check your breathing when you're having an attack and/or breathing tests in office ...Read more
It's hard to know if my breathing problems are being caused by asthma or emphysema. How can we tell?
Can you tell me what is the difference between breathing problems caused by a panic attack and asthma?
Can Propranolol cause breathing problems..not being able to take a deep breath?? Had tests done, nothing else wrong & no asthma. 20 mg 2X daily.
Chest wall syndrome: Your ribs and chest are a cage and has to move when you breath. If the front ribs where attached to the sternum or costochondral joints are inflamed, that pain as you breath will hurt and cut your breath short. The will trigger anxiety and dizziness or lightheadedness. muscles. If you push on the in the front of your chest are tender. Use a heating pad, call your doc. ...Read more
Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?
Can musculoskeletal tension, rhinitis, and anxiety cause breathing problems. I had pft which confirmed asthma. I don't take any medications. Should i?
Asthma: Yes but keep in mind people who are short of breath will also have increased muscle tension so difficult to tell cause and effect. Sounds like you would benefit from treatment-may be able to get by with treatment for rhinitis alone but for sure if you are symptomatic then you should be on therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having breathing problems/dizziness from i think asthma. Should i take nebulizer, rescue inhaler, advair or xanax (alprazolam). I don't like taking any of them...
Was just wondering if breathing problems similar to asthma plus shoulder pain in the left arm could be a pe?
My doc thinks the methotrexate i was on caused the bronchitis that caused the asthma. Is that true? Are my breathing problems permanent?
Reason for MTX?: Mtx can cause pneumonitis but is very rare. Why were you on mtx? ...Read more
Posture related breathing problems. I'm unable to exhale fully and don't know if its asthma, airway remodeling, allergies, or something else. ?
No: That is a common and overrated opinion about bad posturing. The only known posture related breathing restriction is related to rotoscoliosis or abnormal bending and rotation of the back bone -- most 'bad' posture is not caused by rotoscoliosis but more from lack of fitness and obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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