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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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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

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I have asthma. Diagnosed with bronchitis. Finished antibiotic. Then, Sharp Stabbing pain in my lower back ribs when I cough, move or sneeze started! ?

I have asthma. Diagnosed with bronchitis. Finished antibiotic. Then, Sharp Stabbing pain in my lower back ribs when I cough, move or sneeze started! ?

Costochrondritis: The asthma and violent coughing may lead to chest cage pain with sprain on the muscles and the joints on the ribs. The most important step is controlling your asthma. May also try NSAIDs (unless you are "allergic to them") and heating pad. See doctor if you still have breathing problem. A nasal steroid may help reduce the sneezing. Consider an allergy consult ...Read more

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Sneezing, itchy+runny nose even can't breath. Lung function test abnormal, not asthma. Blood oxygen 100.Doctor suspects hyperventilation. Caused by allergy?

Sneezing, itchy+runny nose even can't breath. Lung function test abnormal, not asthma. Blood oxygen 100.Doctor suspects hyperventilation. Caused by allergy?

Allergy is likely: You may wish to check with an allergist or at least give an antihistamine a try. If you think it is a winter cold then you may want to try a decongestant. Tack för frågan! ...Read more

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Is there any lifestyle change my daughter should adopt to avoid her asthma getting worse? Now it acts up only in winter months when she gets a cold.

Is there any lifestyle change my daughter should adopt to avoid her asthma getting worse? Now it acts up only in winter months when she gets a cold.

Asthma: Make sure she gets a flu shot every year. Avoid shaking hands or holding hands. The Europeans have it right by kissing each other on the cheeks to say hello and goodbye. Humidifying the air in your home may help. Don't drinks, lip gloss, worn clothes, etc with friends. ...Read more

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I always get sneezing and runny nose whenever I travel outside country. I stay in saudi now. I have asthama also. Not sure why it happen always.

I always get sneezing and runny nose whenever I travel outside country. I stay in saudi now. I have asthama also. Not sure why it happen always.

Allergy: You may want to consider allergy testing for some of allergens that are dust born such as mesquite (a shrub common in the desert) and then get desensitized. Other allergens to consider is the Bermuda grass and car fur ...Read more

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Gd mring sir I m geting prblm I m haveing every time cold fast more then 5 year and now I m geting prblm in breathing. ......what I m doing I don't want to take asthma pump plz advice me. .....

Gd mring sir I m geting prblm I m haveing every time cold fast more then 5 year and now I m geting prblm in breathing. ......what I m doing I don't want to take asthma pump plz advice me. .....

Good morning: If you are asthmatic, then you should take your asthma medicines, whether it is a pump or otherwise, kindly look for an asthma specialist or a chest diseases doctor and follow up with him/her, asthma can be well controlled and you can live a long healthy life, good luck ...Read more

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43, no asthma, don't smoke. Get Bronchitis every time I get a cold now, 3 times in 1 yr. Why is this happening, & how can I prevent this?

43, no asthma, don't smoke. Get Bronchitis every time I get a cold now, 3 times in 1 yr. Why is this happening, & how can I prevent this?

See an allergist: You may be having chronic upper airways inflammation, rhinos infusoria, for whatever reason that's affecting your lower airways, bronchitis. An Allergist / Immunologist evaluation will help decipher your trigger factors, whether you have allergic vs non allergic inflammation and puts a plan of treatment. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I vaginally delivered 3 children. Last almost 3 years ago. I leak now every time I sneeze, cough, etc. How much is normal? When should I be worried?

I vaginally delivered 3 children. Last almost 3 years ago. I leak now every time I sneeze, cough, etc. How much is normal? When should I be worried?

Trial Kegel exercise: Urinary incontinence is common in women with hx of vaginal deliveries. Your symptoms describe stress incontinence. Initial treatment includes lifestyle modifications (weight loss) and pelvic floor muscle exercises. Do 3 sets of 8 -12 contractions sustained for 8 -10 seconds each, performed x3/day for 15 weeks. Advised to see GYN to rule out urinary tract infection, assess severity and next steps. ...Read more

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Every time I sneeze I get a sharp pain on my insides. I have been sick a few days now. Should I be worried?

It depends: If you are sneezing very hard, the pain could be do your muscles in the thoracic and abdominal region contracting signifcantly. If you are having constituional symptoms, like fever, gastrointestinal symptoms etc. Have yourself checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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Is there any reason my asthma acts up after yawning? I have to use my inhaler after yawning which is annoying.

Is there any reason my asthma acts up after yawning? I have to use my inhaler after yawning which is annoying.

Unstable asthma?: Exhalation is involved with yawning. Unstable asthmatics could experience an increase in asthma after strong exhalations. If your asthma appears stable before the yawn then I recommend a peak flow meter to check your lung function after the yawn to see if there truly is a dip in your lung function or if you are incorrectly reading your body's signals. ...Read more

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What could be causing the dark circles under my eyes when asthma acts up?

What could be causing the dark circles under my eyes when asthma acts up?

Allergic shiners: Or lack of sleep. Allergic shiners are signs of allergic rhinitis (see photo). Allergic rhinitis often accompanies asthma. If asthma is keeping you up at night those dark circles may just be due to lack of sleep. ...Read more

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Every time I cough or sneeze I'm unable to control my bladder & lose urine it's been goin on for bout 2 weeks now. Should I be concerned?

Every time I cough or sneeze I'm unable to control my bladder & lose urine it's been goin on for bout 2 weeks now. Should I be concerned?

Stress incontinence: Stress incontinence has nothing to do with emotional stress. Rather, it is the stress of abdominal contraction with cough or sneeze where the increase in pressure in the abdomen overcomes the bladder sphincter, causing release of urine. For now, be sure not to close your mouth when you cough or sneeze (increases intaabdominal pressure but do cover your mouth). Go to ur dr for further workup. ...Read more

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My mom got into a car accident now every time she sneezes she bleeds from her nose what could it be?

My mom got into a car accident now every time she sneezes she bleeds from her nose what could it be?

Bruised septum: I have a lot of questions.... Did she hit her nose? She may have fractured her nasal bones or her septum. Sheprobably has a bruised septum with a irritated vessel along the anterior portion. If it continues to bleed, an otolaryngologist can quickly cauterize the offending vessel and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I'm 16 yrs old, I had a UTI a year ago, and now every time I cough or sneeze, I urinate a small amount. How do I stop this from happening?

I'm 16 yrs old, I had a UTI a year ago, and now every time I cough or sneeze, I urinate a small amount. How do I stop this from happening?

Kegel exercises: This is a common problem with women usually seen after vaginal deliveries. Kegel exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Check out www. Wikihow. Com/Do-Kegel-Exercises ...Read more

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Coughing since 2 months now. Coughs r rough.. Irritating dry. Starts every time I yawn.. Burp.. Sneeze or hiccup. Please tell me a solution.

Coughing since 2 months now. Coughs r rough.. Irritating dry. Starts every time I yawn.. Burp.. Sneeze or hiccup. Please tell me a solution.

See your doctor: Chronic coughs can be due to many things, infection, reflux, allergies, etc. Only a good exam and history can help sort this all out. ...Read more