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Is applying vaporub or Vicks inside the nose unsafe even if it helps you breathe better for who has asthma?

Is applying vaporub or Vicks inside the nose unsafe even if it helps you breathe better for who has asthma?

Maybe: There have been reports in young children of serious infammation of the lungs caused by inhaling this stuff, requiring hospitalization. And it probably does not help anyway. ...Read more

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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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I have asthma can I use Vicks vaporub for inhalations?

I have asthma can I use Vicks vaporub for inhalations?

Probably: Most of the time , it can be tolerated. But if your airways are too inflamed, it may cause you to cough a little. I presume you are inhaling via your nose. ...Read more

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I have asthma I'm finding it hard to breathe not sure what to do ?

I have asthma I'm finding it hard to breathe not sure what to do ?

Go to E.R.: As you know you have asthma and find hard to breath , you need immediate treatment .If you have inhaler for asthma , take 2 puffs now and see if any relief and go to E.R. Hope you get better soon ...Read more

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Cant breathe fully and do know what it is. Could it be asthma or something else wrong?

See a physician: The best pulmonologist in the world cannot diagnose your problem from a description on the internet. But a practicing physician who examines you can. Please see your doctor very soon and describe your symptoms. In a very short time appropriate tests and physical examination will reveal whether the problem is respiratory, heart, chest wall, digestive or anxiety. ...Read more

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What to if I am tired and shaky and when I am near people it feels like i can't breath is it asthma?

What to if I am tired and shaky and when I am near people it feels like i can't breath is it asthma?

Anxiety: It sounds like an anxiety reaction. Consider seeing a psychologist since this may well be from what is called social anxiety. ...Read more

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What happens if you breath in bleach after cleaning on accident. I have asthma and I get sick to easy!

Unless prolonged: Asthma, especially when uncontrolled, is associated with very sensitive airways resulting from the inflammation. The stronger the irritant, the worse the reaction. However if the exposure is short to household bleach, the airway spasm will likely be short lived. The more inflamed the airway, the more intense the reaction. if the reaction fails to resolve after 2 hrs, see doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't cuddle because it makes it hard for me to breathe, is it asthma or claustrophobia?

What to do if i can't cuddle because it makes it hard for me to breathe, is it asthma or claustrophobia?

The squeeze: If you have trouble breathing from a bear hug , that's normal. If you had trouble breathing from the hug, you have a social anxiety issue. ...Read more

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Sudden, involuntary gasp/breath. Its only one gasp.It happens on occasion, but at least once a day. I haven't had this my entire life. No asthma.

Sudden, involuntary gasp/breath. Its only one gasp.It happens on occasion, but at least once a day. I haven't had this my entire life. No asthma.

Fleeting: Such a fleeting symptom doesn't seem significant if you have no chest discomfort or shortness of breath with exertion and if there is no cough. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen,however for reassurance. ...Read more

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If my asthma is perfectly controlled with a daily inhaler, is it normal that i can breathe better after taking a rescue inhaler on a typical day?

If my asthma is perfectly controlled with a daily  inhaler, is it normal that i can breathe better after taking a rescue inhaler on a typical day?

Perfect control ?: Ever cough at night or during the day without symptoms of a cold ? Are you following your pear flows with a home meter ? You could be in a good zone where you just don't trigger an event, but consider this good control. Lung function tests may show you have some baseline loss of function the rescue inhaler overcomes. You should discuss your findings with your doc at the next regular visit. ...Read more

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After playing a couple hours of basketball i noticed it was hard catch my breath? Hr was very elevated and this has happened before . E.I. Asthma?

After playing a couple hours of basketball i noticed it was hard catch my breath? Hr was very elevated and  this has happened before . E.I. Asthma?

Could be: 90% of all people have asthma have exercise as a trigger. The symptoms usually occur about 6 into aerobic exercise. Symptoms are problems exhaling, cough, wheeze, shortness of breath or chest tightness. With rest, the symptoms resolve. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform exercise lung function testing to confirm or rule out exercise induced bronchospasm (asthma). There is good treatment. ...Read more

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At night i can't breath easily.And I have no asthma.But when i was 5 years old, dr write down I have asthma. I don't know what should I have done!?:(

Get evaluated: Several things can cause symptoms like this, and a history of childhood asthma suggests that this may indeed represent asthma. But many people waste a lot of time and money just "trying" various things, not know what might help because they don't know the diagnosis. For serious symptoms such as this, it is best to be evaluated by an allergist to find out what the underlying problem really is. ...Read more

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I've always had an annoying cough.I was diagnosed w/ asthma 2 years ago but I breathe hard and sometimes twist my body to get air, how can I control it?

I've always had an annoying cough.I was diagnosed w/ asthma 2 years ago but I breathe hard and sometimes twist my body to get air, how can I control it?

Talk with your doc: As soon as you can. Asthma can start as an annoying cough but can get worse so that it's hard for you to breathe. Different inhalers and pills can help heal your airways and prevent asthma. Also, you & your doc can figure out other causes of shortness of breath. Think about your surroundings [dust, animals, smoke, fumes, mildew/mold]. Any new triggers during the last 2 years? Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are you able to get bronchitis easier after having it? I had bronchitis last year. When the air is dry it is a little difficult to draw in a breath, could I have asthma?

Are you able to get bronchitis easier after having it? I had bronchitis last year. When the air is dry it is a little difficult to draw in a breath, could I have asthma?

Possibly: The best way to make sure is seeing your physician, give a good history of your attacks, when , where and why and a spirometry test. These would give your physician a good starting place to determine your condition. Don't wait and suffer, get tested good luck. ...Read more

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It hurts sometimes when i breath in deep. Can asthma do this?

Yes but: It can be from asthma but yet rather uncommon. Do you notice any pain when you press your fingers against the affected area? By far, costochrondritis (inflammation at the rib cage joints) is the more common cause for the pain especially when the pain occurs only occasionally. Check with your doctor if this bothers you enough or you have had recent trauma to the chest (auto accident?). ...Read more

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If you're laying down and it becomes harder to breath, is that asthma?

If you're laying down and it becomes harder to breath, is that asthma?

Maybe...: There are many entities that cause one to be short of breath when lying flat. Asthma is one but others include diaphragm dysfunction, congestive heart failure, etc. Thus, you would need to have this symptom evaluated by your doctor so the correct diagnosis and treatment could be initiated. ...Read more

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Do I have some form of asthma? Have feeling of not being able to breathe deep.

Do I have some form of asthma? Have feeling of not being able to breathe deep.

Perhaps...: This symptom can be due to asthma, or even copd. It can also be due to other lung disorders. You need to see your doctor and you will likely need pulmonary function testing as well as other testing, depending on the results. Good luck! ...Read more

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