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Doctor insights on: Seasonal Allergies And Shortness Of Breath

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I have astma and I'm shortness of breath and I have hay fever I've had a chest X-ray it come back all clear what can I have to help me?

I have astma and I'm shortness of breath and I have hay fever I've had a chest X-ray it come back all clear what can I have to help me?

See allergist: Chest x-ray cannot diagnose asthma although the presence of air trapping may be suggestive. If your family doctor can't help you, you will need to see an allergist. That you have hay fever points to allergy as the likely mechanism for your asthma as well. Rx options include avoidance, medications, and/or allergy shots. ...Read more

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I have had shortness of breath for a week now and very thin water mucus that just drips from my nose unexpectedly. I am not sure if the two are related. I do have hay fever and sinus but do not usually have a tight chest like this. My mother and grandmoth

I have had shortness of breath for a week now and very thin water mucus that just drips from my nose unexpectedly. I am not sure if the two are related. I do have hay fever and sinus but do not usually have a tight chest like this. My mother and grandmoth

Reactive airways: Disease, given that you have hay fever as you mentioned, you need to see your doctor soon to prescribe a bronchodilator for your tight chest and deal with the acute episode, later you may want to see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Can OTC allergy Meds help with Shortness of breath due to allergies?

Can OTC allergy Meds help with Shortness of breath due to allergies?

No: Over-the-counter allergy medicines are helpful for nasal and Eye symptoms due to allergies. Shortness of breath is more concerning symptom that can I have many causes. Over-the-counter medications are not going to be sufficient for this. The cause of the symptoms needs to be identified so the right treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause shortness of breath that comes and goes? How does one know that the SOB is because of allergies?

Can allergies cause shortness of breath that comes and goes? How does one know that the SOB is because of allergies?

Yes, but: It's a diagnosis of exclusion - there's no precise single test. You need to be evaluated for all the usual causes of shortness of breath before a doctor can say it's due to allergies. ...Read more

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What can cause feelings of shortness of breath but when oxygen is checked it's consistenly 98-100? What can I do about it? I have no allergies.

What can cause feelings of shortness of breath but when oxygen is checked it's consistenly 98-100? What can I do about it? I have no allergies.

Many but: Anxiety is likely your problem. However it is best that you get checked out by your doctor to rule out asthma and cardiac disease. He should be able to offer you advice as well if the problem is indeed from anxiety. ...Read more

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Random Fullness in chest and shortness of breath last few day. Could it be anxiety? Allergies? Or something serious?

Random Fullness in chest and shortness of breath last few day. Could it be anxiety? Allergies? Or something serious?

Possibly: Chest pain and shortness of breath can be caused by many things. The best choice is to be evaluated - which usually includes an EKG - to make sure it is not something serious like a heart related pain. Some causes of chest pain are life-threatening and young people (20's and 30's) CAN have heart attacks and heart problems - although that is rare. Never ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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Pregnant with shortness of breath. Constant cough and allergies then the shortness of breath

Pregnant with shortness of breath. Constant cough and allergies then the shortness of breath

Need evaluation: Symptoms of shortness of breath and frequent cough can be related to asthma or other conditions that can affect pregnant women including cardiomyopathy (heart problems). Allergies and asthma frequently occur together and if untreated or under treated can lead to serious consequences. It important these symptoms are addressed by a physician specialist soon. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more