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Im coming down with a strong cold & have asthma too. Trouble breathing and wheezing. What OTC can I take if im breast feeding my 11mo old?

Im coming down with a strong cold & have asthma too. Trouble breathing and wheezing. What OTC can I take if im breast feeding my 11mo old?

Anything OTC mostly: There are a few flags here. Mainly, if you really are having trouble breathing and wheezing, that needs to get looked at asap. However, most asthma medications and otc decongestants are fine to take while breastfeeding, unless you are taking them above the recommended amount. If you have any questions about other remedies or herbal remedies, ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What could cause trouble breathing?

What could cause trouble breathing?

Many things: Many things including: colds, reactive airway disease, heart issues please see your primary care physician with your complaints. ...Read more

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I'm 27f I'm having trouble breathing help ?

I'm 27f I'm having trouble breathing  help ?

Breathing: Based on the supplied info if your breathlessness is new or severe then immediately go to an ER ...Read more

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Im having trouble breathing buts it only happens sometimes?

Im having trouble breathing buts it only happens sometimes?

Trouble breathing: Luckily it is not all the time, but you still need to get yourself checked out to find out you sometimes get short of breath. Conditions like underlying asthma, allergies, etc. need to be checked for. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do if I feel like i'm having trouble breathing?

What should I do if I feel like i'm having trouble breathing?

See your doc.: Trouble breathing is one of those symptoms you don't think about, try to figure, google around. You see your physician. ...Read more

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Trouble breathing while lying on back?

More info: This could be manifestation of heart disease. It is best to see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Head hurts Having trouble breathing Help ?

Head hurts 
Having trouble breathing 
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Respiratory distress: Increased respiratory rate, coughing, difficulty catching breath, chest pain and overall worsening in appearance are suggestive of respiratory distress. Causes can include but are not limited to pneumonia, bronchitis, status asthmaticus, tuberculosis, etc. This should be evaluated promptly by a primary care provider or in the emergency room. ...Read more

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Why do I have trouble breathing after eating?

Why do I have trouble breathing after eating?

Post prandial SOB: Many possibilities you'd have to be checked out to work through them.........unless you are eating mass quantities and you are short of breath because of abdominal distension, I assume this isn't what you're asking though ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

Chest dyspnea is a feeling of being short of breath, a feeling of not being able to fully expand the chest wall, such as due to pain after a ...Read more