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Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Does it mean you have asthma if it is harder to breathe in a hot tub?

Does it mean you have asthma if it is harder to breathe in a hot tub?

Not necessarily.: Heat and humidity can produce feelings of lack of air all by themselves. ...Read more

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My 7 month old has been diagnosed with asthma, she has a cold now and all the congestion is making it harder to breathe. Hoe can I help, besides inhal?

My 7 month old has been diagnosed with asthma, she has a cold now and all the congestion is making it harder to breathe. Hoe can I help, besides inhal?

Monitor closely: If you're infant is very congested, you should use saline to clear the upper airway of mucus and debris. Furthermore, use the albuterol breathing treatment provided and count the respiratory rate. If she is consistently breathing more than 40 to 50 times per minute, you should take her to the emergency department or her pediatrician for quick evaluation. ...Read more

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Having trouble breathing, my peak flow meter for my asthma is ranging between 150 and 200 to get a good breath I have to breathe in so DEEP, and hard?

Having trouble breathing, my peak flow meter for my asthma is ranging between 150 and 200 to get a good breath I have to breathe in so DEEP, and hard?

Go to ER....: It sounds like you are having an acute asthma exacerbation. With this much shortness of breath, you need to get treated ASAP before it gets any worse. Asthma attacks can become life-threatening so you don't want to stay home too long. If you don't have someone to drive you, call 911. While you are waiting for 911, try using your rescue inhaler, if you haven't already. But, get to the ER NOW!!! ...Read more

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I have to breathe in toxic air and I have asthma. How can I protect myself?

Smog?: If it is smog you are referring to, the obvious answer would be moving to a less polluted community. Given that this is not always possible, avoid living or exercising close to any major traffic areas especially freeways. There have been reports noting that living close to a freeway increases the risk for asthma. That you are at an AFB may increase your exposure to diesel particles. ...Read more

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My nose wheezes when I breathe in (inspire) can it be due to asthma?

No: More likely from nasal obstruction. If the wheeze is from the throat area, it is from the vocal cord. In asthma, the wheeze occurs when one breathes out. ...Read more

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Why do I wheeze when I breathe in? I have CHF and asthma. I don't wheeze breathing out.

Why do I wheeze when I breathe in? I have CHF and asthma. I don't wheeze breathing out.

Wheezing: Wheezing on inspiration generally follows wheezing on expiration. It maybe your breathing on expiration is so severe the wheezing can't be heard. This is caused by air trapping. Make sure you have good care and take all your medicine. All the best. ...Read more

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I think I have asthma. Never diagnosed by a doctor. I have a sharp pain, like a pin stick, when I breathe in. It is very uncomfortable. Any ideas?

I think I have asthma. Never diagnosed by a doctor. I have a sharp pain, like a pin stick, when I breathe in. It is very uncomfortable. Any ideas?

Painful breathing: By definition, you have pleurisy which means pain with breathing. There are numerous causes and while some who have asthma have chest discomfort-pain is not a typical symptom. ...Read more

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It hurts severely when I breathe but its an on and off of the severity and when I breathe in deep it gets worse. I had kidney problems but that doesn't have anything to do with this and I have a small case of asthma. I have anorexia nervosa and I faint a

It hurts severely when I breathe but its an on and off of the severity and when I breathe in deep it gets worse. I had kidney problems but that doesn't have anything to do with this and I have a small case of asthma. I have anorexia nervosa and I faint a

There: There are mainly possible causes of this which could range from mild (panic attack, inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall) to very serious (blood clot in the lungs, heart attack, asthma flare up, etc.). I would consider visiting your primary care physician or local emergency room for further evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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When I breathe in or out I can feel a rattle deep in my throat. This does make me cough. I have asthma. My vocal range is also very limited now.?

When I breathe in or out I can feel a rattle deep in my throat. This does make me cough. I have asthma. My vocal range is also very limited now.?

See below: Coughing alone will give you hoarseness. Control the asthma, make sure that you don't have acid reflux or postnasal drip. The rattle is probably secretions from asthma or sinus problems. All of these should go away with proper treatment. If not, consult ent. And of course quit smoking if you do. ...Read more

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Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read more

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Painful to breathe in, cough, some sputum, extremely tired, asthma (ventolin not helping), no other cold/flu symptoms (runny nose) on advair.??

Painful to breathe in, cough, some sputum, extremely tired, asthma (ventolin not helping), no other cold/flu symptoms (runny nose) on advair.??

See doctor now: Your asthma appears to be reaching crisis level and likely require systemic cortisone. See your doctor today or go to the nearest urgent care if you can't get an appt. Do not delay even for another second. ...Read more

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Why I almost faint when I inhale my asthma pipe very deep and then hold my breath for a while. Is it normal?

Why I almost faint when I inhale my asthma pipe very deep and then hold my breath for a while. Is it normal?

Oxygenation: As you hold your breath the level of oxygen begins to drop in your blood and the carbon dioxide begins to rise which can cause you to feel lightheaded. Also holding your breath can trigger a reflex called the vagal response that can lower your blood pressure and heart rate also causing you to feel like you might faint. ...Read more

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Can you have allergic asthma with no wheezing or cough? I breathe normal but something doesn't feel right when I inhale in my chest. Been checked and heart and lungs are normal. I also have a stuffy nose at night.

Can you have allergic asthma with no wheezing or cough? I breathe normal but something doesn't feel right when I inhale in my chest. Been checked and heart and lungs are normal. I also have a stuffy nose at night.

Asthma: Simply means "inflamed" lower airways, can be allergic or non-allergic, and yes it can happen without wheezing/cough, just chest tightness. Whether you have asthma or not, you need to be evaluated for your symptoms by an asthma specialist, you may not have the condition. spirometry, sort of lung function testing, or methacholine challenge may be needed. See an allergist or a pulmonologist, good luck ...Read more

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When its hard to breathe in is it astma? Or hard to breathe out?

When its hard to breathe in is it astma? Or hard to breathe out?

Asthma: Typically it is a disease that causes air trapping that makes it difficult to breathe out. If the asthma is more severe, both breathing in and out are difficult. All the best and be seen if you are experiencing breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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When I run for a short distance it gets hard to breathe. Does this mean I have asthma?

Maybe (not). . .: Lots of reasons for "hard to breathe" w/activity. Asthma is a common one but so is being out of shape. Some heart conditions can cause this, too. So can smoking! Bottom line, go see your family doc for an evaluation. Pulmonary function test (pft) can formally measure breathing. Once you're given the green light, then get active every day and push yourself just a bit more each time. ...Read more

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I have asthma and when I take a hot shower when im done its hard to breath and I get dizzy bout to pass out and sometimes I do why is that?

I have asthma and when I take a hot shower when im done its hard to breath and I get dizzy bout to pass out and sometimes I do why is that?

Not sure: Could be a number of things. Hot showers can cause your blood vessels to dilate and your blood pressure to drop. This can cause fainting. Maybe inhaling too much steam can be the cause as well for your breathing episodes. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing (really having to draw breath in), tightness in chest and light headed feeling/headache. Previously tested clear for astma, cause?

Allergy: You menot be fitting the criteria for asthma but ' reactive airway disease ' possible. Panic attack, mitral valve disease, psychosomatic disease can cause it. See pmd. ...Read more

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What could cause an intermittent feeling of warmth in my chest and throat when I breathe in? There is no difficulty breathing, just the feeling.

What could cause an intermittent feeling of warmth in my chest and throat when I breathe in? There is no difficulty breathing, just the feeling.

U have history of: Panic attack and this symptom could be part of anxiety and panic attack. I presume u already had some heart and GI work up. Get reassurance from ur dr. Take care and god bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/heart-disease/features/12-possible-heart-symptoms-never-to-ignore. ...Read more

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I have asthma I'm finding it hard to breathe not sure what to do?

I have asthma I'm finding it hard to breathe not sure what to do?

Go to E.R.: As you know you have asthma and find hard to breath, you need immediate treatment. If you have inhaler for asthma, take 2 puffs now and see if any relief and go to E.R. Hope you get better soon ...Read more

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What to do if I can't cuddle because it makes it hard for me to breathe, is it asthma or claustrophobia?

What to do if I can't cuddle because it makes it hard for me to breathe, is it asthma or claustrophobia?

Not asthma: This is probably not asthma, unless you are sensitized to something the other person is wearing (perfume, or moldy clothes). If it goes away immediately when you stop, it's probably not asthma. Any breathing concern should be evaluated by your doctor, who can help you sort that out. ...Read more

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After playing a couple hours of basketball I noticed it was hard catch my breath? Hr was very elevated and this has happened before. E.I. Asthma?

After playing a couple hours of basketball I noticed it was hard catch my breath? Hr was very elevated and this has happened before. E.I. Asthma?

Could be: 90% of all people have asthma have exercise as a trigger. The symptoms usually occur about 6 into aerobic exercise. Symptoms are problems exhaling, cough, wheeze, shortness of breath or chest tightness. With rest, the symptoms resolve. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform exercise lung function testing to confirm or rule out exercise induced bronchospasm (asthma). There is good treatment. ...Read more

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I've always had an annoying cough. I was diagnosed w/ asthma 2 years ago but I breathe hard and sometimes twist my body to get air, how can I control it?

I've always had an annoying cough. I was diagnosed w/ asthma 2 years ago but I breathe hard and sometimes twist my body to get air, how can I control it?

Talk with your doc: As soon as you can. Asthma can start as an annoying cough but can get worse so that it's hard for you to breathe. Different inhalers and pills can help heal your airways and prevent asthma. Also, you & your doc can figure out other causes of shortness of breath. Think about your surroundings [dust, animals, smoke, fumes, mildew/mold]. Any new triggers during the last 2 years? Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My child makes a whooping sound when he breathes in. Does that mean he has asthma?

No: Asthma is usually a breathing out noise, except in its more severe form when patients wheeze breathing in and out. All abnormal breathing should be evaluated by your doctor-other conditions to consider include inspiratory stridor from croup, tracheomalacia, whooping cough, or a foreign object in the windpipe. ...Read more

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If you're laying down and it becomes harder to breath, is that asthma?

If you're laying down and it becomes harder to breath, is that asthma?

Maybe...: There are many entities that cause one to be short of breath when lying flat. Asthma is one but others include diaphragm dysfunction, congestive heart failure, etc. Thus, you would need to have this symptom evaluated by your doctor so the correct diagnosis and treatment could be initiated. ...Read more

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It has been 5 days since my asthma attack and It's still hard to get a satisfying breath. Is that normal?

It has been 5 days since my asthma attack and It's still hard to get a satisfying breath. Is that normal?

Not normal: Asthma management depends on the severity of your asthma and which medications you have been prescribed. If you are following your doctor's recommendations and are still feeling short of breath, a visit to his/her office for evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Hard to breathe a little, had asthma when I was young. Feeling choked, don't have inhaler, what should I do?

Hard to breathe a little, had asthma when I was young. Feeling choked, don't have inhaler, what should I do?

Consider: Medical evaluation to determine if you still have reactive airways. If you develop significant difficulty breathing obtain emergency medical intervention. ...Read more

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I have asthma, and have got a cold. I am finding it hard to breathe, taking a full breathe triggers severe coughing. Should I be concerned?

I have asthma, and have got a cold. I am finding it hard to breathe, taking a full breathe triggers severe coughing. Should I be concerned?

Asthma exacerbation: Frequently a viral infection can result in asthma exacerbation. This may require treatment oral prednisone. You should see your doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a thickly cough which comes on sudden and it's very hard to catch my breath I cough for ages and I get wheezy, is this my asthma?

Most likely: However, other medical conditions could cause similar symptoms. When was your last visit to your md, are you taking any asthma control medicines, do you have any other medical issues such as chronic lung disease, heart disease neuromuscular disoederes, allergies, etc;do you or have you ever smoked, oher enviromentalexposures? Are you significantly over, underweight>lots of factors, see your md. ...Read more

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Its difficult to breath in hot weather.... I have asthma.

Its difficult to breath in hot weather.... I have asthma.

Yes: Some people with asthma have trouble with humid and others cold dry air. I don't really know what your question is however. Usually once the asthma is controlled, the sensitivity to weather changes also decreases. I note that you are not taking any asthma medication and that being overweight tends to worsen asthma. ...Read more

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Every time I breathe out its hard to breath and I wheeze. Could this be asthma?

Every time I breathe out its hard to breath and I wheeze. Could this be asthma?

Maybe: It is really necessary to have a good physical exam and possibly so called pulmonary function tests to come up with a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have asthma and my chest feels tight and I am finding it hard to breathe, am I having an asthma attack?

I have asthma and my chest feels tight and I am finding it hard to breathe, am I having an asthma attack?

Not good: This means your asthma is under poor control and time to see your doctor before it gets even worse. Run, don't walk to his/her office. ...Read more

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I get very thick mucus coming out everytime I cough. Also hard to breath at the same time. No history of asthma. Any issue with me? Coughed for 3 wks.

I get very thick mucus coming out everytime I cough. Also hard to breath at the same time. No history of asthma. Any issue with me? Coughed for 3 wks.

Cough: Could be post-viral cough? Bronchitis? Asthma? Pneumonia? Need to keep a diary of associated symptoms (fever, chills, aches, pains, sick contacts, recent travel, spent time with grandkids/nieces/nephews, etc.) and get in to see your doctor. A simple fix is on the horizon. Could even be gerd manifesting as cough. ...Read more

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If I don't sleep on Cpap machine like I'm suppose to be will it make hard for me to breathe even of I have asthma??

If I don't sleep on Cpap machine like I'm suppose to be will it make hard for me to breathe even of I have asthma??

See your doctor: You have a CPAP machine, you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea which can be life threatening. Not wearing your CPAP is endangering your life. As you are aware, your airway closes during the night while asleep. Many people don't like using a CPAP and there is an alternative that is recognized as a viable option. An oral appliance can be made for you by a dentist that has expertise in sleep apnea ...Read more

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My sons (8yrs old) tonsils are always big what should I do about it? He also has asthma so it makes ot hard for him to breath while playing

Tonsils large @ 8: You raise 2 separate issues. Most kids will reach peak tonsil to body size ratio at 8 & begin to decline in the years thereafter. It the kid is not snoring to the point of sleep disturbance or falling asleep easily during the day he can grow out of it. If his asthma interferes with his play it should be reevaluated & a different treatment plan considered. ...Read more

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I'm having constent pain in the lower portion of my ribs when I breath, I have shortness of breath, ive been coughing hard, and I have asthma.?

See your doctor: While these could be muscle pains from a viral illness, these symptoms could also represent more than just asthma and a cold. You may have bronchitis or the beginning of a pneumonia or other lung or heart problem. Get to your doctor to have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is it harder for me 2 breathe @ nite than day? Even with no activity. Have bad allergies. Borderline asthma

Asthma control: It sounds like you have asthma. If you have symptoms--cough, wheeze, chest tightness or SOB--more than twice a week or wake up more than twice a month with these symptoms, then you need to be on a daily controller medication. Asthma symptoms may be worse at night due to body's natural variation in cortisol hormone production. You may also be exposed to your indoor allergens more at night. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more