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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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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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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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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

Chest dyspnea is a feeling of being short of breath, a feeling of not being able to fully expand the chest wall, such as due to pain after a ...Read more