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Gasping For Air While Coughing
Get it checked out!: Take a video (with your phone) and the baby to your Pediatric Health Professional and get it checked out (although it sounds normal (called "startle" reaction) Hope this helps Good Luck DrZ ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Asthma or bronchitis? Symptoms are coughing with no mucus, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, gasping for air. Took albuteral and it works.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While sleeping i wake to chocking, gasping for air from breathing in saliva. Happens often! what should I do?
Been having draining sinuses (spitting mucus, stuffy nose, asthma flare ups) after breathing in smoke from burning wood outside for <5 seconds. Why?
Constant episodes of Short breath through out the day gasping for air constant yawning afterwards not asthma or anxiety?
Evaluation: Your symptoms sound uncomfortable at best, dangerous at worst and should be fully evaluated. A chest x-ray, blood count, thyroid check, EKG, Echocardiogram, pulse oximetry, possibly pulmonary function tests - should be done. These are non-invasive, painless, and easy to do. Please see your doc! ...Read more
Cough accompanied by buzzing airways while inhaling and exhaling, and also dry heaving-- fans/cold air trigger too, for 4 months. What could this be?
Coughing , choking, nasal drip make it worst, all that causing headache neck stiffness, no wheezing, yellow sputum I have been coughing my lungs out, shortness of breath, can't breath from nose, struggle through night for sleep, wake up coughing all the t
Yawning to catch my breath- shortness of breath. Albuterol inhaler doesn't help. At night wake up gasping for air. What kind of doctor should I see?
Prego -short breath: If you are pregnant and on several medications, you first must be sure you are healthy for the pregnancy and be sure to have your OB doctor okay any medication. If your health is okay then some of your symptoms may be anxiety based and you should talk to your family doctor about this, to diagnose and give you assistance. ...Read more
Had septoplasty one week ago. Nose is stopped-up. Waking up gasping for air at night. Am i gasping for air just because of the stopped-up nose?
Started a running nose 3 days ago now is runny/congested. Raspy breathing while awake when sleeping snores Barks when she coughs. RSV? Croup? Cold?
Have chesty cough, chest making funny noises, ruckly noise when breathing in & a whistle followed by a whoosh when i breathe out. Asthma trouble too.
Having major coughing attacks. Was diagnosed with acute bronchitis, and beginning signs of pneumonia i wake up coughing gasping for air like pertussis?
Maybe: If that is a concern, then you can be tested for pertussis. Homeopathic remedies like ipecac and drosera may be helpful as can elderberry. Hopefully you are on an antibiotic as well....Zithromax is a good choice. You ay need to be seen again if you are worsening or not improving. ...Read more
Can nasal congestion cause temporary sleep apena? Waking up gasping for air when nose is congested. Husband says i don't snore.
Yes: Apnea technically is the cessation of breathing, usually caused by blockage of the airways in the throat or from the brain not sending signals to breathe. The nasal passages being congested usually causes people to sound like they are gasping, because they are forced to breathe through their mouths, not technically causing apnea, but close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suddenly?: Sudden nasal congestion can be from a viral infection. If you have been developing choking in your sleep for a while with some nasal congestion and now your nose is completely blocked you may have nasal allergies and post nasal drip. Depending on the duration of your symptoms either see your primary or an allergist. ...Read more
It is possible: If the child is not under good enough control and mucous is still forming from viral illnesses, allergic related triggers also triggering asthma, them the child could still be coughing up phlegm but this is not a bad thing. Cough is good and protects your lungs so they do not collapse and gets the mucous out. Only if breathing difficulty is going on of the cough lasts more than 2 weeks, see md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a 6w baby choke on spit up or reflux? She coughs after swallowing and sometimes seems to gasp for air. She clears her throat even while sleeping.
Yes: This can be a serious condition, and yes, a baby can choke from reflux material. Raise head of crib/bassinette slightly and keep upright after feeds. Also, I would suggest you ask her pediatrician about a swallow study, where they actually watch with special formula as she feeds and swallows to see if any is going into her lungs and the whole swallowing mechanism is working right. ...Read more
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