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Difficulty of breathing after drinking chamomile?

Difficulty of breathing after drinking chamomile?

Don't drink it: It sounds like you are having an allergic reaction to the tea. It is best to avoid it in the future. These reactions can become worse on repeated exposures. ...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


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Every time I drink something with a temperature cool to cold my chest gets blocked up, have difficulty breathing and cough, what could this be?

Every time I drink something with a temperature cool to cold my chest gets blocked up, have difficulty breathing and cough, what could this be?

Reactive airway: Some are sensitive to cool drinks and get a transient reaction of the upper airways causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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After a night of very heavy drinking the next 3 - 5 days I have difficulty breathing (need to inhale harder). This has happened several times b4. Why?

After a night of very heavy drinking the next 3 - 5 days I have difficulty breathing (need to inhale harder). This has happened several times b4. Why?

ETOH: Alcohol excess can have varied effects on the body. A better question might be, why are you drinking very heavily? If you've observed it causes you problems, common sense says "don't do it". ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing, sore throat, cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress, caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)). The following also describe me: Shortness of breath, ?

I am experiencing difficulty breathing, sore throat, cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress, caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)). The following also describe me: Shortness of breath, ?

Needs to be checked: With symptoms of shortness of breath or difficulty in brething I strongly advice you to go to the nearesr Emergency Dpartment of the nearest hospital and get checked by a doctor. Or call your doctor if he makes a house call. Meanwhile relax and calm down as anxiety can make your symptoms worse. Drink room temperature water if tea or coffe make it worse ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing when I drink, I don't think this is normal?

I have trouble breathing when I drink, I don't think this is normal?

Don't drink: "Doctor, it only hurts when I 'do this'". Doctor: "Don't 'do this'". Seems kind of logical, eh? ...Read more

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What to do if I have breathing problems when I drink alcohol?

What to do if I have breathing problems when I drink alcohol?

Don't drink alcohol!: Usually alcohol intake in moderation (2 drinks a day, but not 14 on Saturday night!) do not cause any cardiac problems. HOWEVER: drinking large amounts of alcohol may acutely affect cardiac function and make the heart acutely weak. Long term alcohol may deteriorate the heart to the point of dilated cardiomyopathy with subsequent heart failure.
Other explanation could be aspiration into lungs. ...Read more

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How unfit can we get? I'm 22 okay diet and don't smoke/drink at all. I can't run for 5 minutes without trouble breathing and chest pains on right side

How unfit can we get? I'm 22 okay diet and don't smoke/drink at all. I can't run for 5 minutes without trouble breathing and chest pains on right side

Very unfit: If u are healthy, but a real couch potato, perhaps over weight? You could start to fade after running five minutes. To be sure, see ur doc for a full history, physical and appropriate lab tests, just to be sure you are ok. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter is complaining about having trouble breathing, pain in left lung, bad headaces and hasent been eating or drinking much. What could it be?

My daughter is complaining about having trouble breathing, pain in left lung, bad headaces and hasent been eating or drinking much. What could it be?

Get to a doctor: That is a significant combination of symptoms. It could be asthma or pneumonia or worse. A good doctor will be able to tell the difference. Get to one asap. ...Read more

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I'll be fine at first, suddenly I'm having trouble breathing, sweating, and am dizzy. If I don't sit and drink fluid I faint. Has happened four times.

I'll be fine at first, suddenly I'm having trouble breathing, sweating, and am dizzy. If I don't sit and drink fluid I faint. Has happened four times.

Your symptoms appear: To be related to autonomic dysfunction. You may have POTS. You should see a health care professional who is familiar with autonomic dysfunction for a thorough evaluation and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm sensitive to sodium, my tongue swells and I have trouble breathing. I feel dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. My CBC is normal. Advice?

I'm sensitive to sodium, my tongue swells and I have trouble breathing. I feel dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. My CBC is normal. Advice?

Evaluation: Any reaction that results in tongue swelling should be evaluated by an allergist. As sodium is an essential electrolyte, I have difficulty with the idea that sodium itself is causing this reaction. Please see an allergist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Whenever I drink water, my throat feels closed and I have trouble breathing. What could this be? I already am diagnosed with chronic urticaria

Whenever I drink water, my throat feels closed and I have trouble breathing. What could this be? I already am diagnosed with chronic urticaria

How long?: If the swallowing problem is intermittent and usually occurs with your hives, then we need to rule out swelling at your throat. In this case, see an allergist. If the throat closure is a persistent problem, then you need to consult an ENT. ...Read more

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Hello doc I have a difficulty breathing no matter what I eat or drink my stomach bloats up the size of a basketball also my kidney hurts?

Complex answer: You have shortness of breath (SOB), which in itself needs to be looked at carefully. The kidneys are in your back, near the rib cage? Is that where you have pain? I suggest seeing your MD. The SOB needs to be worked up soon. Please contact your MD and make an appt to see them. Causes depend on your medical history and conditions. Test are needed. ...Read more

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I started having difficulty breathing. Any help?

I started having difficulty breathing. Any help?

Short of breath: There are many causes of breathing difficulty. With no other information about you, can;t speculate for you. See a dr. For evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I figure out why I am having difficulty breathing?

See a doctor: Its difficult to figure it out on your own and with out specific tests, including a history and physical and possibly a pulmonary function test if needed. Wish I could be more help, but the best way to find out would be to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Difficulty breathing?

See below: If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen levels may be normal. ...Read more

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I am having difficulty breathing sometimes what do you think it is?

Short of breath: There are many causes of breathing difficulty. With no other information about you, can't speculate for you. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons why I am having difficulty breathing?

Dyspnea: Numerous causes need to be ruled out, such as cardiac, respiratory, endocrine, neurological, musculoskeletal, hematological, or psychiatric. Recommend workup by your family doc. ...Read more

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I am having difficulty breathing sometimes, what do you think it is?

I am having difficulty breathing sometimes, what do you think it is?

Diagnosis: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. There is a large number of conditions that cause breathing difficulty and it's beyond the scope of a 400 character answer to diagnose you. You need evaluation. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying flat?

Difficulty breathing when lying flat?

Get it checked out: If you do not have a cold, or wheezing to explain it, see your doctor. A failing heart has a hard time with the increased blood coming back to the heart when you lie flat. Sometimes obesity causes a problem by applying pressure to lungs. No matter what, not breathing right when at rest is not normal. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing/pain in sides, what to do?

Difficulty breathing/pain in sides, what to do?

Breathing: You need complete physical exam and work up to get diagnosis. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can it cause difficulty breathing? And nauseous?

Can it cause difficulty breathing? And nauseous?

Sure: See your doc ASAP. No reason to wait. Difficulties with breathing can be ominous.

No procrastinating. Check with your doc and good luck. ...Read more

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Can weight gain cause difficulty breathing?

Yes: Obesity puts a strain on many body systems. Weight control is important. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing when I am hungry.

I have difficulty breathing when I am hungry.

Tough one: Are you feeling anxious when you get hungry? Shaky? Do you have reflux that could be causing discomfort that creates then sensation of air hunger? ...Read more

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I have severe difficulty breathing/swallowing?

Go to nearest ER: Go to the nearest E.R. Difficulty breathing, especially when severe, is not something to mess around with. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux cause difficulty breathing?

How does acid reflux cause difficulty breathing?

Through asthma: Acid reflux can lead to breathing in of stomach acid into the lungs. This can irritate the lungs and cause asthma type symptoms including shortness of breath, wheezing, and cough. ...Read more

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Help? I have difficulty breathing and swallowing.

Unable to say: Without more information. There are so many things that could cause each or both of these. Would recommend you see a physician to get assessed for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chest pain and difficulty breathing?

What to do if I have chest pain and difficulty breathing?

ER?: Is there a question? If you're acutely ill, please call 911. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing after exercise like walking up ramp?

Difficulty breathing after exercise like walking up ramp?

Get it checked out: It can be as simple as being out of shape or as difficult as asthma or as dangerous as a heart attack. Find out! ...Read more

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more