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Is it ever possible to pull, sprain or train a neck muscle after a particularly severe and sudden asthma attack?

Is it ever possible to pull, sprain or train a neck muscle after a particularly severe and sudden asthma attack?

Yes: With severe asthma attacks, the work of breathing is significantly increased and you are forced to use the accessory muscles which include those in your neck. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Hi doc my son 8 years old had asthma attack and still have cough for a week now. Had muscle pains on his right leg . Having fever at night, what is it?

Hi doc my son 8 years old had asthma attack and still have cough for a week now. Had muscle pains on his right leg . Having fever at night, what is it?

Presuming that he: is already taking his asthma medications ( bronchodilators,inhaled steroids/ tablets, singular , fever meds and perhaps allergy meds), persistent coughing with fever at night / muscle pain on the leg may possibly mean bacterial infection on top of a viral infection. He needs to be re-evaluated for additional meds or dose adjustments. ...Read more

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Chest pain, briefly once every few weeks. I think it could be just a muscle spasm. I have spasms in upper back from neck oa. I do have high bp/asthma.

Chest pain, briefly once every few weeks. I think it could be just a muscle spasm. I have spasms in upper back from neck oa. I do have high bp/asthma.

Non cardiac pain: First get your heart checked. Once you have determined there is no heart problem, we can begin to consider other causes for your occasional chest pain. This is referred to as non-cardiac chest pain. Symptoms resemble heart pain (also called angina). 23% of the population experiences noncardiac chest pain. Causes include costochondritis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), and muscle spasm. ...Read more

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When do I need to take advair after asthma attack?

When do I need to take advair after asthma attack?

Not a rescue drug: Advair is a combination drugs used as a "controller" in asthma and COPD. You should be taking it on a regular basis not after an attack. Your rescue inhaler (ie albuterol) should be used only when you are having an attack. Talk over an asthma plan with your physician. so you know exactly when and how to use each drug. Good Luck ...Read more

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I was woken last night my my coughing and then i couldn't get my breath, was like a asthma attack?

I was woken last night my my coughing and then i couldn't get my breath, was like a asthma attack?

Bad coughing fit.: The feeling that your couldn't breath is concerning. If you still feel as though you have trouble breathing, please get urgent help. Doubt that you just developed asthma but there are many conditions to worry about including: sleep apnea, pertussis, tonsillitis, epiglottitis, abscess (tonsillar/pharyngeal), and infections lower in the airways or lung (like bronchitis or pneumonia). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is social withdrawal normal during a severe asthma attack?

Is social withdrawal normal during a severe asthma attack?

Asthma: When the attack subsides, there can be fear of having another attack, leading to anticipatory anxiety and avoidance. ...Read more

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What should I do for asthma attack that won't go away with treatment?

What should I do for asthma attack that won't go away with treatment?

Consider 911: Asthma is a common disease, but it does kill over 3, 000 people in the us every year. Make sure to use your rescue inhaler medication (albuterol), but if you continue to have trouble you likely need emergency care. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more