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Fresh Breath Medication
Meditation?: In mindfulness meditation we're guided to expect that difficulty and to merely gently, non-judgementally bring attention back to the breath. It can happen more or less often during a sitting. The task is to return as soon as you notice you've strayed. You may get better at it with time, but it will always be the task. It is that ability we seek - not to concentrate on the breath. Think about it. ...Read more
Prmatene tabs: These may be available behind the counter, but the really good meds need a prescription. See your family doctor or consult an allergist. ...Read more
Hello, my 16 months son has a very bad breath smell since one week, he's not under medication &he eats normally. What are the possible causes of this?
Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix: good oral hygiene (brushing 2x day, flossing & brushing your tongue), regular visits to your dentist (to prevent gum disease), and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors. ...Read more
I have asthma but don't use any meds. When I take a deep breath I feel a mild discomfort in my chest. Do I need medications?
My son aged 4.9 month he has snoring problem and having difficulties to breath becz of adenoids. He is on medication but not worked on him. Surgery?
Consult needed: Consultation with a ENT md, preferably one with pediatric experience, would be helpful here. Way too early for youngster of that age to struggle with breathing. ...Read more
It's possible that any medication that I'm taking is causing me a lot Dizziness and little short of breath?
Yes: All medications may have side effects. If your current symptoms coincide with you starting/taking a medication I would call your doctor and let them know. If your symptoms worsen, then seek medical care immediately. ...Read more
Hello all, I am suffering from cold and cough. Unable to breath properly. Body ache is also there. Could you please suggest me some medication?
Since childhood I have occasionally, but regularly struggled with getting full/deep breaths while resting/sitting. Any advice? 42 yo, nulligravida, good health, no medications, no cholesterol/bp problems. Modestly exercise regularly (bike riding/walking),
You sound like you have 'occasional episodic dyspnea' and it might be suggestive of 'sigh' that is physiological about 6-8 times per hour in normal humans... Simply means longer and deeper breath or two, periodically. If it is more than this or not exactly how I am inferring your question to be, or shortness of breath is more of a concern, then it very well be that you need a 'work up' and evaluation. Talking to a good pulmonologist to check your lung function tests and imaging studies may be a good place to start.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Bad anxiety, I get very small twitches in public like trains or on the street, loose my breath and need to take deep breathes. What medication can help?
Breatheless: You mention you feel anxious in public spaces (on the train or on the street) Specific types of anxiety can be accompanied by agoraphobia (fear of going outside) or can be made worse in public. Types of acute anxiety can be accompanied by physical symptoms like feeling short of breath or heart palpitations. I'd set up an appointment with a psychiatrist. SSRIs may provide complete relief. ...Read more
Hello dr, I'm just wondering how can I over come my anxiety without medication. I had an attack earlier today felt like I couldn't catch my breath or gonna have a heart attack, is this normal? Thanks
Calm down concentrate, meditate think good calm quite area to think about.
think bout a place that take you away in your mind and be peaceful. If you pray go to the location that help you in the past. Close your eyes and get to that place in your mind relax, deep slow breath think of happy events in your life ...Read more
I was having shortness of breath and doctor said it's due to anxiety and gave medication now I feel good. Can I confirm my sob is due to only anxiety?
Sounds like it is: Sometimes knowing what helps improve a symptom indirectly sheds light on its cause. Assessing for coronary disease w a stress study will help allay any concern for CAD causes and will help with a diagnosis of exclusion like anxiety. If there are GI sounding features one might need to assess tat as well. ...Read more
I'm 19 year old girl I don't have any diseases or take any medication anyway I suddenly get shortness of breath and feel pressure and discomfort can't?
I have a hiatas hernia which has been treated with medication for the last 6-weeks. I developed a pain on my left side upper back area - when I am lying down, I struggle to take deep breaths as the pain is like a stabbing pain. Is this from the herni?
I have hyperension and am on medication for 6 months. I have been having shortness of breath for 2 weeks now after a short walk or climbing stairs.
See your: Physician as these exertional symptoms need further evaluation. ...Read more
Should I go to a doctor about my high blood pulse? I have been dealing with a serious chest pain, difficulty taking deep breaths at some points, and a high blood pulse consistently of 126. However, I am currently taking medications such as trileptal, aman
Chest pain and tachycardia (high heart rate) are serious symptoms that need to be investigated right away. A heart rate of 126 is not normal regardless of what medication you are taking.
You need a complete history, physical, and diagnostic testing including an ekg. You may be dealing with coronary artery disease. If this is suspected further work up and evaluation by a cardiologist is in order.
Best of luck. ...Read more
I have asthma and lately even with my medication, I feel very short of breath. Is there any way to increase lung capacity?
On 250/50 advair/albuterol. Third time I've stopped mid-run because of serious shortness if breath, wheezing, and coughing. Change or up medication?
Go see your doctor: Advair 250/50 is different from & does not contain albuterol. Advair is a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and a long acting beta agonist while albuterol is a short acting one. Advair is used to prevent asthma attacks while albuterol is used to rescue you from one. If you've had 3 attacks despite advair, you need to check w/your doc. Make sure you're using proper technique, too. Spacer? ...Read more
What should I do for swollen tonsils that make it hard to breath if medication from a doctor isn't working?
Be seen again: If you are still having problems and your symptoms are not getting better, a second exam by your doctor would help in deciding whether you need additional treatment. Depending of the severity of your symptoms, your doctor will likely decide on placing you on a short course of steroids to help in reducing the swelling of your tonsils. Also, another exam will help in ruling out tonsillar abscess. ...Read more
Hi doc. I have asthma and I take ventolin and many medications but always have shortness of breath what can help better than inhaler. Thank u?
See an allergist: Shortness of breath despite multiple asthma medications means one of three things : 1) you're being over treated (using long -acting bronchodilators when you don't really need them can actually cause shortness of breath); 2) this isn't really asthma ; 3) your asthma is very difficult to treat. At your age, all three of these are possible. You need an allergist, not the internet, to sort this out. ...Read more
I have an irregular heart beat and was prescribed atenolol 25 mg. I am now experiencing shortness of breath is this due to the medication?
Possible: Speak with your doctor for an alternative medication. ...Read more
I have chronic dry mouth and bad breath. No dental problems and no medication. No smoke or drink. Causes? Who should I see for help? Gland problems?
Might be: Chronic dry mouth can be of neurological or endocrine (glandular) origin. It could lead to breath issues as well. If you aren't taking any meds, many of which have this as a side effect, a visit to your primary care provider could be helpful to figure out the dry mouth. One thing that can help bad breath for many is to add brushing the top of your tongue to your oral hygiene regimen. ...Read more
Hi Dr. I always brush, Floss my teeth and I still have bad breath. Can you please tell me what medication could help me? This Coz me have a low self esteem.
Good day all, I have a 2 week old baby suffering from a blocked nose and now she struggles to breath when she's feeding. Can I self medicate and if so what medication should I get at the pharmacy?
My primary put me on omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but I feel weak and shaky is that normal from this medication? Also feel a lil dizzy? Short breath
I get really bad allergies in the summer. The reaction I have sounds like asthma. Could I have seasonal asthma? I usually take medication for allergies in the summer, but I tend to still have symptoms. I get shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing and tig
Having atrial fibrillation, I do not feel fast heart beat or shortness of breath, due to medication. Would air travel for 6 hours be a problem?
You have asymptomatic Afib. Depending on your CHADS2 Score or CHADSVASC you should be at least on Aspirin. My guess is that you likely should be on Warfarin also.
- Air travel is as safe as staying at home watching a TV Show. What is important is your antiplatelt therapy or anticoagulation as needed. ...Read more
I've got asthma and shortness of breath and stuffy nose with a nominated pick up medications sensitivity of the chest and nose what sport occasion?
I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr 30mg. Some times after the medicine wears off, my heart will heart when I take deep breaths. Also, when still on the medication, I expirience rapid heart beat. Should I be worried?
Shortness of breath walking up stairs, shaking and low blood pressure, what do I do? I started new medications a week ago and now I'm worried that the meds I'm on may be doing this and I'm not sure if I should just stop them or just taper down and get off
MedicationSideEffect: If you ever wonder whether your symptoms are a result of new medication (s), it's always best to contact prescribing doc and/or dispensing pharmacist. Both should've informed you about potential risks, benefits, alternatives & side effects before prescribing. Doc should also tell you who to contact & when for what. But you also need to tell doc everything you take eg dietary supplements, OTC meds ...Read more
What could this be? Every time I take any pain medication (lortab, tramadol, percocet,) I get bad chills, chest pains, shortness of breath, flank pain
Check vitals: Hard to say what is happening here. However, you want to check if you are having a drug reaction to the medications that you have described. This is like an allergic reaction.You can also check your blood pressure/ pulse. If your blood pressure drops too low, you can have some of these symptoms. Lortab /percocet are opiate type drugs which are known to have a tendency to drop blood pressures. ...Read more