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My asthma is particularly bad this time of year, and makes it hard to sleep. What is the best position to sleep in to reduce coughing and wheezing?

My asthma is particularly bad this time of year, and makes it hard to sleep. What is the best position to sleep in to reduce coughing and wheezing?

Uncontrolled asthma: if you have difficulty sleeping in any position and you are asthmatic, you need to be evaluated, it might not be your lungs though, at any rate, elevating your head would help some, but that's not the way to deal with your uncontrolled asthma, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What is the best way to manage a cancer patient who is experiencing shortness of breath while sitting upright?

What is the best way to manage a cancer patient who is experiencing shortness of breath while sitting upright?

Complicated: There needs to be more detail to answer this. What type of cancer, coexisting diseases. If shortness of breath is worse sitting up than lying flat, this suggests liver disease. This is best answered by seeing a doctor and having a full medical exam. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat wheezing and trouble breathing that occur after a nasty cold?

What is the best way to treat wheezing and trouble breathing that occur after a nasty cold?

Wheezing with cold : If you have asthma and are wheezing you need to use your rescue inhaler. Some viral infections, however can cause reactive airways and may cause you to wheeze even if you do not have asthma, in that case you need t o see your doctor to give you a bronchodilator. You may aslo trya steam vaporiser and soem liquid vicks in the vaporiser to make your breathing easier. ...Read more

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What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing with asthma without my inhaler?

What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing with asthma without my inhaler?

Need inhaler: The preferred treatment for relief of asthma symptoms including cough, wheezing, chest tightness is albuterol by inhaler or nebulizer. Avoiding the trigger (smoke, etc) can help and remaining calm will help, but asthma can be serious (life-threatening) and delaying treatment with medications can lead to poor outcomes. ...Read more

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How is asthma being diagnosed? What are the tests done to find the trigger of the asthma? How can we rate how servere is the asthma? Cure for asthma?

PFTs/ symptoms: Asthma is DX based on a history , intermittent shortness of breath/wheezing) and exam findings that show intermittent airway obstruction. This can be confirmed by pulmonary function tests ( breathing tests). Asthma may not have specific triggers, but allergy testing, history and exercise tests can look for allergic or exercise related triggers. Many good inhaled medicines to control, no cure. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having an asthma attack and laryngospasm simultaneously what is the best tfeatment?

Nebulizer: Nebulizer using a bronchodilator such as Albutrol mixed with normal saline will help both with the asthma and the cool mist will help with the laryngospasm. If you don't already own a nebulizer, talk to you doctor about getting one. If you are in distress right now, go to the ER. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of mouthwash to use to prevent bad breath? I have chronic sinusitis so this may be a factor in the smell of my breath.

What is the best kind of mouthwash to use to prevent bad breath? I have chronic sinusitis so this may be a factor in the smell of my breath.

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! ...Read more

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Excessive nasal drainage and corresponding cough to go with it.. What's the best plan of action to be better in 24 hours for my acts?

Excessive nasal drainage and corresponding cough to go with it.. What's the best plan of action to be better in 24 hours for my acts?

Manage symptoms: Saline nasal rinses, hydration and Mucinex can help to clear mucous. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can reduce drainage but would not use it during day as it is sedating and affect mental performance. Honey and dextromethorphin can reduce the cough. Sudafed can treat the congestion. Good luck on the test. ...Read more

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My son always cough after each meals, what is the reason for this coughing. Any medication which can ease this problem . ?

My son always cough after each meals, what is the reason for this coughing. Any medication which can ease this problem .
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For a specific : Answer, he needs to see his pediatrician. If it's from gastroesophageal reflux, there is medication management. If from something else, those medications might not help. As with any medical or behavioral symptoms, diagnosis drives treatment. ...Read more

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What is the correct way to handle and help someone who is having an epileptic seizure? The steps I can take?

What is the correct way to handle and help someone who is having an epileptic seizure? The steps I can take?

Seizure 2 do's: Normally, a seizure lasts 30-90 seconds, so safety is important. If a person has a seizure lasting more than 5 minutes, call 911. It is best to help a person with a seizure to the ground, so they cannot fall. Turn them onto one side, to prevent choking. Do not put anything in their mouth. Do not try to resist their movements. Watch them, but also give them some space. They should recover. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a cough? And body pains?

What is the best way to treat a cough? And body pains?

Depends on the cough: If you have an underlying medical issue like asthma and emphysema, speak to your doctor about this. If you have a cold a teaspoon of honey is as effective as many over the counter remedies. If you have fevers >102 of cough for more than 10 days, see your doctor. Finally, for muscle pain, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Hi what is the best thing to do when having a massive panic and anxiety attack?

Hi what is the best thing to do when having a massive panic and anxiety attack?

Panic Attacks: Provided you have been to the doc and know that this is a panic attack, don't drive. Change your thoughts (self-talk) to "These episodes are self-limiting." Breathe slowly from the belly. See clinical psychologist who treats panic if you are not in treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more