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Inhalers not helping & fluid beginning to build up in lungs after eating causing me to gasp and cough. Could asthma be a misdiagnosis?

Inhalers not helping & fluid beginning to build up in lungs after eating causing me to gasp and cough. Could asthma be a misdiagnosis?

See a doctor: Whatever the cause of your symptoms, they are not controlled. See a doctor ASAP for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Burning feeling in my chest after eating, causing me asthma symptoms. What does this sound like?

Burning feeling in my chest after eating, causing me asthma symptoms. What does this sound like?

Reflux?: Looks like you are suffering from acid reflux (gerd) which has been known to be a trigger for asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I always have shortness of breath after eating, in mid night and when overly tired? I have no asthma.

Why do I always have shortness of breath after eating, in mid night and when overly tired? I have no asthma.

Reflux: The most likely cause of your breathing problem is gastro-esophageal reflux or what is common. Y called heartburn. Going to bed with a full stomach increases the likely-hood that acid from the stomach can leak into the esophagus and cause chest symptoms including cough, chest tightness and voice change. Treatment includes antacids, h-2 blockers and protein-pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Lots of coughing after eating a popcicle. I am diagnosed with asthma but I suspect I may have vocal cord dysfunction too. Sound like VCD?

Lots of coughing after eating a popcicle. I am diagnosed with asthma but I suspect I may have vocal cord dysfunction too.  Sound like VCD?

VCD: Can mimic asthma, and at times aggrevated by exercise, coughing while eating Popsicles is more likely asthma, at any rate ask your doctor to check it out either by spirometry / upper airways endoscopy if he/she really suspects the condition ...Read more

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Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Not necessarily: It sounds like these acidic and irritating foods may be just irritating your airways. This doesn't necessarily mean that you're allergic to them, although you should probably still avoid them or pre-treat with your asthma inhaler prior to indulging. See an allergist to be properly tested to ensure this isn't an allergy that is emerging and proceed as they suggest. ...Read more

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What makes you tired after eating? I have GERD and asthma On 40 mg protonix (pantoprazole) 2 x day. Feeling weak and tired after eating and during the day. What itbe?

What makes you tired after eating? I have GERD and asthma On 40 mg protonix (pantoprazole) 2 x day. Feeling weak and tired after eating and during the day. What itbe?

Not usually related: Feeling tired after eating isn't a common symptom or complaint. Eating a large meal can induce a feeling of sleepiness but if you feel this problem is out of the normal of what would be expected I would consult with your primary doctor in person. I don't think this is related to GERD or asthma. ...Read more

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Did bloodwork after eating lunch had high results on alkaline phos 195 sgot(ast)and sgft(alt) take alergy shots and asthma meds?

Did bloodwork after eating lunch had high results on alkaline phos 195 sgot(ast)and sgft(alt) take alergy shots and asthma meds?

Need more info: What were the actual values of ALT and AST. Alk phos of 195 by itself is not that dangerous. Small intestine makes alk phase and releases it into blood. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your tests need to repeated after an overnight fast. ...Read more

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I take prednisone 40mg daily for asthma flair up. I took my blood sugar 20-30 min after eating cookies and popcorn it was 208. Should I worry?

I take prednisone 40mg daily for asthma flair up. I took my blood sugar 20-30 min after eating cookies and popcorn it was 208. Should I worry?

High Blood Sugar: Worry is not a productive emotion. But 208 is a very high blood sugar. Prednisone definitely will cause elevations of blood sugar, but you need to be evaluated. Having your height and weight would be useful also to estimate your diabetes risk. I would eliminate all sweets and recheck blood sugar. Don't forget to use exercise to lower blood sugar when your breathing is better. ...Read more

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Will eating the juice out of a honeysuckle make my asthma worse or better?

Will eating the juice out of a honeysuckle make my asthma worse or better?

No effect: If you believe in this concoction it may help you relax. However, there is no data to suggest it might help prevent, treat, or worsen asthma. In theory, an allergy to the material could worsen it, but allergies account foe less than 5% of asthma triggers. ...Read more

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While eating a pickle I laughed and inhaled some juice. I felt it and I tried to cough but not sure it came out. I have wheeze two days later and cough with clear sputum. Asthma seems worse. No fever. Worried its pneumonia?

While eating a pickle I laughed and inhaled some juice. I felt it and I tried to cough but not sure it came out. I have wheeze two days later and cough with clear sputum. Asthma seems worse.  No fever. Worried its pneumonia?

Not surprising: Vinegar is very irritating to the lung and thus it is not surprising that you ended up with a cough. As for the asthma, has it responded to bronchodilator? If you are improving, I think you can give it a couple more days to see how things go. However, if there is no response to bronchodilator or your coughing gets worse, you need to see your doctor ...Read more

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What are the signs that asthma is getting worse?

What are the signs that asthma is getting worse?

Difficulties: Difficulty breathing, increased cough, increased wheezing, trouble sleeping or cough at night, decreased exercise tolerance (you can't do as much), and so on. If you measure your breath, you may have a decrease in the amount you can forcibly breath out. If you have pulmonary function testing done, it shows more airway obstruction (usually). More importantly, you feel worse. ...Read more

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Can CHF make my asthma worse?

Can CHF make my asthma worse?

Yes, possible: Either due to the condition itself, if decompensated heart failure, symptoms can mimic/exacerbate asthma, or due to medicines used to manage heart failure as beta blockers, need to follow up closely with your doctor and go through the list of medicines, symptoms and triggers, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Can cinnamon make asthma symptoms worse?

Can cinnamon make asthma symptoms worse?

Possbly: Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis to a variety of spices have been reported and usually affect adults. In a french study, allergy to spices was estimated to account for approximately 2 percent of adults with food allergic reactions, and was rare in children.
If you have asthma symptoms with cinnamon then I would avoid this spice. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies make asthma worse?

Can seasonal allergies make asthma worse?

Yes: Yes, seasonal allergies can definitely make your asthma worse, especially if you have IgE or allergic induced asthma. Make sure your allergies and asthma are both well controlled with daily nasal sprays and inhaled sprays. Maximizing control of both upper and lower airways will keep you from progressing to a full-blown exacerbation. See Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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What's worse, primary ciliary dyskinesia (pcd) or asthma?

What's worse, primary ciliary dyskinesia (pcd) or asthma?

Depends: On your severity I believe. Both can cause serious illness in but PCD can cause problems in multiple organ systems, so in that sense, PCD may be considered a more severe disease in some, again depending on the severity of their disease. ...Read more

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Does aspirin cause asthma or just make it worse if it exists?

Does aspirin cause asthma or just make it worse if it exists?

For some: Probably up to 10% of the patients with severe persistent asthma may have aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory disease. Severe asthma may be triggered on this group with the common nsaids (cox 1). It is likely the genetic make-up in a person that has made him sick from taking nsaids. Thus, the answer would be that NSAID per se triggers but not causes asthma which would go on even without nsaids. ...Read more

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Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) regular strength make my asthma worse?

Use with caution: The antihistamine products like benedryl will thicken your mucous secretions which can be a problem for those on the margins with asthma. Asthma patients tend to have problems with excess secretions already & thickening them lakes it harder for them to be cleared from the airways. Benedryl can often be used during periods of good control, but I avoid it during flares. ...Read more

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How you can tell if a new cough is caused by Pulmicort or by worsening asthma?

How you can tell if a new cough is caused by Pulmicort or by worsening asthma?

See your allergist: The best way to tell if your asthma is worsening is with testing — spirometry will show whether your lung function is declining, and a feno test, if available, may show signs of inflammation in the lungs even before it becomes significant enough to affect lung function. Stopping the Pulmicort is another way to tell, but if the cough is caused by worsening asthma, that will make it get even worse. ...Read more

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Is cough variant asthma driven by inflammation? My child's is chronic but is worse in fall/winter?

Is cough variant asthma driven by inflammation? My child's is chronic but is worse in fall/winter?

Yes: As stated above, asthma involves inflammation of the airways and subsequent spasm and narrowing causing cough and/or wheezing. Allergies can definitely trigger asthma symptoms in some children, so an antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec is worth a try. Asthma can also be triggered by cold weather and viral illnesses such as colds. Talk to your pediatrician about what options are best. ...Read more

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Why does my asthma get worse at night my throaht feels clogged with mucus and the cough is very deep?

Nocturnal Asthma: There is a natural tendency for airway swelling and constriction to increase at night, due to the normal nighttime fall in hormones that suppress inflammation, the so-called diurnal rhythm. There is also a greater tendency for secretions to pool in the larger airways when you are lying down and breathing is more shallow. Adjusting asthma meds in the evening and adding expectorants may help. ...Read more

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I have had asthma for several years. It seems to be getting worse. Could it be from scarring in my lungs?

I have had asthma for several years.  It seems to be getting worse.  Could it be from scarring in my lungs?

Family practice : Asthma is usually inherited. However, it can be aggravated /made worse by smoking, allergies, and infection. Scarring from any of these may occur from recurrent episodes. Follow your drs advice and treatment. There is no cure, only preventative measures. ...Read more

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I went from smoking cigerettes to smoking an electronic one can this still affect my asthma and make it worse?

I went from smoking cigerettes to smoking an electronic one can this still affect my asthma and make it worse?

Possibly: The e-cig is probably better than the regular cigarettes- less tar and other pollutants. BUT it still has nicotine and other chemicals in the fluid which may or may not irritate your lungs. Not very much research has been done on these to know for sure. If you can, use the e-cig to gradually wean yourself off of nicotine entirely. That would be best for your health! ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do? My asthma has been worse and I am also singing in chorus. Should I get an antibiotic?

Is there anything I can do? My asthma has been worse and I am also singing in chorus.  Should I get an antibiotic?

Sound sick. : It does sins like you have an acute infection atop your chronic asthma. Perhaps an upper respiratory infection or sinusitis. You may not need an antibiotic necessarily, but you may need some kind of treatment for the infection and/or your asthma. Infections can trigger asthma exacerbations. ...Read more

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I've had a bad cough for 3 weeks now its worse at night I don't feel sick I feel fine I have asthma and its not that what is it?

I've had a bad cough for 3 weeks now its worse at night I don't feel sick I feel fine I have asthma and its not that what is it?

Asthma until proven : If you have asthma and get an infection it can lead to prolonged cough and wheezing. Use your rescue inhaler every 4 hours and talk to your doctor about adding or increasing use of a controlling inhaled medication. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on your inhalers as my asthma as turned worse since I have had a chesty cough and I have been using my blue and brown inhaler alot?

Can you overdose on your inhalers as my asthma as turned worse since I have had a chesty cough and I have been using my blue and brown inhaler alot?

Yes: Yes you can. In addition to what dr labarbera mentioned, the bronchilators if severely overused have caused elevated heartrate, blood pressure and worse. Be careful. ...Read more

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Is there any lifestyle change my daughter should adapt 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 adapt 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 drink, lip gloss, worn clothes, etc with friends. ...Read more

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Eia I was diagnosed as having eia when I was about 14 or 15, could this be caused by something else, or is it just asthma? Also, I think it has been slowly getting worse and worse, sometimes I can barely make it up the stairs without having breathing pro

Eia: Eia is asthma. It is not the allergy or other trigger type (dust mites, animal dander, etc) but occurs with strenuous exercise. Cold air exercise is very common as well. The usual treatment is to pretreat yourself (talk it over with your physician first) before exercising. ...Read more