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My uncle in europe suffered a stroke over a year ago. He's developed a choking cough at night. Would albuterol help him from not being able to breathe?
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
Lap chol incisions becoming red, warm to the touch, rash around it. Also can't move w/out pain & not being able to breathe. Hurts to sneeze and cough.
Call your surgeon!: this is not the sort of thing that strangers on the Internet can help you with. Call the surgeon who performed the operation right now. ...Read more
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable (up to 6 weeks) but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, then it is time to see the doctor. ...Read more
Be seen: It sounds like you are accumulating fluid in your chest. You should be seen urgently. ...Read more
Possibly: Shortness of breath is seen with many problems but always needs a prompt medical evaluation. It is difficult to say how serious a problem without additional information and this needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
I had been cough for two months.Now at between cough i can not breath and I have to try hard for breath and a noise during breath?
Asthma but get x-ray: Asthma is probably the cause of your symptoms, but you need to have a chest x-ray to make sure you don't have an infection causing the symptoms. Also, we don't know much about you like if you smoke, what kind of work you do, or if you have been sick, etc. See an allergy specialist to have this worked up. ...Read more
I have cough that wont go away,and its hard for me to breathe, i feel like its getting worst at night, and it wake me up in the morning.
Chronic cough: You may have reactive airway disease or asthma. You may also have upper respiratory tract allergies with post-nasal drip when you lie down which irritate your throat and cause coughing. Try an antihistamin to see if it helps. If the cough is productive of phlegm and there is fever, you may need antibiotics. ...Read more
I've got a very painful pain on my right side, it started yesterday and slowly got worse, when I breath, cough, or even lay down its very painful now ?
See a Dr!: Depending on the level of difficulty, you may need to go to the ER, or at least give your Dr a call! Sometimes people can have a heart attack, and their only complaint is difficulty breathing, so don't ignore this! If it is just mild difficulty and has been developing gradually it is probably not an emergency. Things like emphysema, adult onset asthma can also cause difficulty breathing. ...Read more
Short of breath: Please see a doctor/ urgent care today you may need an inhaler and or steroids. You may have a cough that is an asthma equivalent and need treatment for asthma or it just may be post infection you need treatment airway hypersensitivity post infection which presents like asthma but will resolve. of you may have reflux causing an asthma like state f/U today you need treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: It can be a sign of asthma, which is characterized by bronchospasm, or the tightening of muscles around the airways. When a person coughs or laughs too much or exercises quickly without warming up, these muscles tighten, and can cause some temporary difficulty breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a cough all year round and mucus when I get a cold u cough so much I have difficulty catching my breath?
I am suffering with cough, at the time of cough its very difficult to breath, the cough will be continously for 20-25 seconds?
Cough: Causes of cough can be allergic rhinitis, post nasal drip, acid reflux or cough variant asthma. It seems that you have cough and shortness of breath, it may indicate cough variant asthma. Are you a cigarettes smoker. You need evaluation by a physician who can do a office spirometry for asthma and listen to your lungs for wheezing. Inhaled medications may help. ...Read more
I cough almost every time I breathe out and I wake up at night with coughing fits and sometimes mucus comes with it. What is wrong?
I have a really horrible cough. And when have a coughing fit i can't breath I have to try and take deep breaths. This started after a cold.
I've got a dry/tickling cough that's persistent enough that every breath I take can trigger it. What's the best thing I can do to break it?
It depends on why: you have the cough. If you cough every time you take a breath, then it is pretty serious. If you have bronchitis, you need to be seen by healthcare provider to get proper treatment. Some cough drops (e.g. Ricola) or cough syrup can help. If you cough because you have severe acid reflux, or cancer, or runny nose/allergies, then you should treat the underlying condition first. ...Read more
I'm 18 and woke up this morning with my chest feeling heavy, minor cough and its alittle tough to breath at times. What do you recommend I do?
Breathing tough: if you woke up the difficulty breathing and have a cough, there is a good chance you are suffering from a case of asthma like symptoms. If you have never had this problem before, you will need to see your doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. He/she will need to listen to your lungs to determine what is going on. This is necessary so you can be provided with the correct treatment. ...Read more
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