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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)

Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...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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I feel like i can't breathe unless i take big deep breaths all the time. Do I have asthma?

I feel like i can't breathe unless i take big deep breaths all the time. Do I have asthma?

Can be other causes: This can be related to several causes & should be evaluated promptly. In most situations, anxiety or vocal cord dysfunction causes such symptoms, but other underlying lung disorders including asthma should also be ruled out. There are specific breathing exercises such as relaxed throat breathing or diaphragmatic breathing that can be learned to help overcome your symptoms. Please see your doctor. ...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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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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It has been 5 days since my asthma attack and It's still hard to get a satisfying breath. Is that normal?

It has been 5 days since my asthma attack and It's still hard to get a satisfying breath. Is that normal?

Not normal: Asthma management depends on the severity of your asthma and which medications you have been prescribed. If you are following your doctor's recommendations and are still feeling short of breath, a visit to his/her office for evaluation is warranted. ...Read more