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How come every time I sneeze now my asthma acts up?

How come every time I sneeze now my asthma acts up?

One airway: The same allergens entering your nose also travel down the windpipe to the breathing tubes in your lungs. Those allergens are caught by allergy antibodies (ige) tethered to mast cells. In the nose mast cell activation results in sneezing & congestion. In the airways mast cells trigger smooth muscle spasm (bronchospasm), swelling & mucous discharge narrowing the airways & causing asthma symptoms. ...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 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing ... How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma ?

My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing ... How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma ?

If she is wheezing..: ...You need to see your doctor. It could get worse and she could have trouble breathing later. Whether it's allergies or a cold causing it, your doctor can determine. The important thing is to take care of the problem when breathing is involved. ...Read more

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Hi. It's been 4 days that i got cold . No sneezing or ... . Just dried coughs got me angry.No asthma & bronchite.What shall I do ?

Hi. It's been 4 days that i got cold . No sneezing or ... . Just dried coughs got me angry.No asthma & bronchite.What shall I do ?

Not unexpected: There is no cure for this just drug to suppress the cough until the process resolves. It may takes several weeks however for the cough to subside after a viral infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any homeopathy medicine for asthma associated with sever allergic symptoms such as cold, sneezing, etc?

Can you tell me is there any homeopathy medicine for asthma associated with sever allergic symptoms such as cold, sneezing, etc?

Yes, there are: Yes, there are over 500 homeopathic medicines (remedies) that help with various forms of asthma. However, to select the one most likely to help you, you need to let an experienced homeopath evaluate your case. To do this, s/he will be exploring for very unique, individual symptoms and looking at you in a comprehensive way. For homeopathic md's and do's: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read more

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9yr old sneezes nonstop only at bedtime, she does have asthma and I've cleaned her bedding and even changed bedrooms. What can I do is asthma related?

9yr old sneezes nonstop only at bedtime, she does have asthma and I've cleaned her bedding and even changed bedrooms. What can I do is asthma related?

Allergy testing: She may have dust mite allergy that is triggering her asthma. See an allergist to get allergy testing, use zippable dust mite covers on her bed and pillow, wash sheets in hot water. If it is positional, raising the child's head with an extra pillow may help. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been getting bad asthma not too long ago, I don't know if it's the weather or allergies but i always get it after i sneeze?

Any advice? I have been getting bad asthma not too long ago, I don't know if it's the weather or allergies but i always get it after i sneeze?

Allergy: It could be from allergy to pollens. Not sure, if the pollen season has started in columbus. Are you sure it is asthma? Research has revealed that nearly one third of physician diagnosed asthma are not true asthma. You need to be seen by a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I sneezed yesterday and started feeling breathless and still do today is this a result of allergies my asthma or my heart murmur?

I sneezed yesterday and started feeling breathless  and still do today is this a result of allergies my asthma or my heart murmur?

Allergies and asthma: Although some heart conditions that cause heart murmers can be associated with shortness of breath, the combination of sneezing and breathlessness is most likely to be due to a flar in your allergies and asthma, or due to a new upper respiratory infection. If using your allergy and asthma medications as instructed does not provide you with relief, or if new symptoms develop, schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What would be best to take for sneezing, swollen eyes, runny nosé, deep cough, etc. And having asthma.

What would be best to take for sneezing, swollen eyes, runny nosé, deep cough, etc. And having asthma.

Allergies: There are over the counter remedies for allergies - Claritin, zyrtec and allegra are all available otc for allergies. Allergy eye drops - Zaditor (ketotifen) is also over the counter. Nasal sprays such as Flonase can be helpful to reduce the inflammation in your nose. Asthma treatment if needed is above and beyond allergy treatment. Request consult if you need more detailed information. ...Read more