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How come every time I sneeze now my asthma acts up?

How come every time I sneeze now my asthma acts up?

One airway: The same allergens entering your nose also travel down the windpipe to the breathing tubes in your lungs. Those allergens are caught by allergy antibodies (ige) tethered to mast cells. In the nose mast cell activation results in sneezing & congestion. In the airways mast cells trigger smooth muscle spasm (bronchospasm), swelling & mucous discharge narrowing the airways & causing asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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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Hi. It's been 4 days that i got cold . No sneezing or ... . Just dried coughs got me angry.No asthma & bronchite.What shall I do ?

Hi. It's been 4 days that i got cold . No sneezing or ... . Just dried coughs got me angry.No asthma & bronchite.What shall I do ?

Not unexpected: There is no cure for this just drug to suppress the cough until the process resolves. It may takes several weeks however for the cough to subside after a viral infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any homeopathy medicine for asthma associated with sever allergic symptoms such as cold, sneezing, etc?

Can you tell me is there any homeopathy medicine for asthma associated with sever allergic symptoms such as cold, sneezing, etc?

Yes, there are: Yes, there are over 500 homeopathic medicines (remedies) that help with various forms of asthma. However, to select the one most likely to help you, you need to let an experienced homeopath evaluate your case. To do this, s/he will be exploring for very unique, individual symptoms and looking at you in a comprehensive way. For homeopathic md's and do's: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read more

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9yr old sneezes nonstop only at bedtime, she does have asthma and I've cleaned her bedding and even changed bedrooms. What can I do is asthma related?

9yr old sneezes nonstop only at bedtime, she does have asthma and I've cleaned her bedding and even changed bedrooms. What can I do is asthma related?

Allergy testing: She may have dust mite allergy that is triggering her asthma. See an allergist to get allergy testing, use zippable dust mite covers on her bed and pillow, wash sheets in hot water. If it is positional, raising the child's head with an extra pillow may help. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been getting bad asthma not too long ago, I don't know if it's the weather or allergies but i always get it after i sneeze?

Any advice? I have been getting bad asthma not too long ago, I don't know if it's the weather or allergies but i always get it after i sneeze?

Allergy: It could be from allergy to pollens. Not sure, if the pollen season has started in columbus. Are you sure it is asthma? Research has revealed that nearly one third of physician diagnosed asthma are not true asthma. You need to be seen by a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I sneezed yesterday and started feeling breathless and still do today is this a result of allergies my asthma or my heart murmur?

I sneezed yesterday and started feeling breathless  and still do today is this a result of allergies my asthma or my heart murmur?

Allergies and asthma: Although some heart conditions that cause heart murmers can be associated with shortness of breath, the combination of sneezing and breathlessness is most likely to be due to a flar in your allergies and asthma, or due to a new upper respiratory infection. If using your allergy and asthma medications as instructed does not provide you with relief, or if new symptoms develop, schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What would be best to take for sneezing, swollen eyes, runny nosé, deep cough, etc. And having asthma.

What would be best to take for sneezing, swollen eyes, runny nosé, deep cough, etc. And having asthma.

Allergies: There are over the counter remedies for allergies - Claritin, zyrtec and allegra are all available otc for allergies. Allergy eye drops - Zaditor (ketotifen) is also over the counter. Nasal sprays such as Flonase can be helpful to reduce the inflammation in your nose. Asthma treatment if needed is above and beyond allergy treatment. Request consult if you need more detailed information. ...Read more

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I have asthma. Diagnosed with bronchitis. Finished antibiotic. Then, Sharp Stabbing pain in my lower back ribs when I cough, move or sneeze started! ?

I have asthma. Diagnosed with bronchitis. Finished antibiotic. Then, Sharp Stabbing pain in my lower back ribs when I cough, move or sneeze started! ?

Costochrondritis: The asthma and violent coughing may lead to chest cage pain with sprain on the muscles and the joints on the ribs. The most important step is controlling your asthma . May also try NSAIDs (unless you are "allergic to them") and heating pad. See doctor if you still have breathing problem . A nasal steroid may help reduce the sneezing. Consider an allergy consult ...Read more

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My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing ... How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma ?

My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing ... How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma ?

If she is wheezing..: ...You need to see your doctor. It could get worse and she could have trouble breathing later. Whether it's allergies or a cold causing it, your doctor can determine. The important thing is to take care of the problem when breathing is involved. ...Read more

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Sneezing, itchy+runny nose even can't breath.Lung function test abnormal, not asthma.Blood oxygen 100.Doctor suspects hyperventilation.Caused by allergy?

Sneezing, itchy+runny nose even can't breath.Lung function test abnormal, not asthma.Blood oxygen 100.Doctor suspects hyperventilation.Caused by allergy?

Allergy is likely: You may wish to check with an allergist or at least give an antihistamine a try. If you think it is a winter cold then you may want to try a decongestant. Tack för frågan! ...Read more

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Is there any reason my asthma acts up after yawning? I have to use my inhaler after yawning which is annoying.

Is there any reason my asthma acts up after yawning? I have to use my inhaler after yawning which is annoying.

Unstable asthma?: Exhalation is involved with yawning. Unstable asthmatics could experience an increase in asthma after strong exhalations. If your asthma appears stable before the yawn then i recommend a peak flow meter to check your lung function after the yawn to see if there truly is a dip in your lung function or if you are incorrectly reading your body's signals. ...Read more

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Is there any lifestyle change my daughter should adopt to avoid her asthma getting worse? Now it acts up only in winter months when she gets a cold.

Is there any lifestyle change my daughter should adopt to avoid her asthma getting worse? Now it acts up only in winter months when she gets a cold.

Asthma: make sure she gets a flu shot every year. Avoid shaking hands or holding hands. The Europeans have it right by kissing each other on the cheeks to say hello and goodbye. Humidifying the air in your home may help. Don't drinks, lip gloss, worn clothes, etc with friends. ...Read more

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What could be causing the dark circles under my eyes when asthma acts up?

What could be causing the dark circles under my eyes when asthma acts up?

Allergic shiners: Or lack of sleep. Allergic shiners are signs of allergic rhinitis (see photo). Allergic rhinitis often accompanies asthma. If asthma is keeping you up at night those dark circles may just be due to lack of sleep. ...Read more

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I always get sneezing and runny nose whenever I travel outside country. i stay in saudi now. i have asthama also. not sure why it happen always.

I always get sneezing and runny nose whenever I travel outside country. i stay in saudi now. i have asthama also. not sure why it happen always.

Allergy: You may want to consider allergy testing for some of allergens that are dust born such as mesquite ( a shrub common in the desert) and then get desensitized. Other allergens to consider is the Bermuda grass and car fur ...Read more

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Will kitchen smoke cause asthma symptoms to act up?

Will kitchen smoke cause asthma symptoms to act up?

Absolutely: Any kind of smoke - kitchen, barbecue, cigarettes, a fire, industrial etc may cause your asthma to flare. ...Read more

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Could eating mold over two weeks ago cause my asthma to act up?

Could eating mold over two weeks ago cause my asthma to act up?

Don't Think So: Eaten 2 weeks ago and asthma symptoms flaring up now? Do not think so. Have you been allergy tested? Do you know what you are allergic too? Do you know what your asthma triggers are? Obviously allergen and trigger avoidance key, but not always possible. Do you monitor peak flows? Do you have asthma action plan in place? I hope so. If not discuss these issues with your doctor. Best of luck DrR ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could smoking weed cause my asthma to act up?

Expert opinion please: could smoking weed cause my asthma to act up?

It can: Inhaling smoke of any kind can be an irritant to the airways. People with asthma have hyper-responsive airways that undergo bronchospasm in response to many types of irritants. Besides causing damage to the lungs, smoking (be it tobacco or marijuana) can become a trigger for asthma symptoms as well. ...Read more

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My asthma has not act up in 2 years and I kinda feel weird to ask my Dr to show me how to use a inhaler the right way I for get a lot what should I do?

My asthma has not act up in 2 years and I kinda feel weird to ask my Dr to show me how to use a inhaler the right way I for get a lot what should I do?

Ask away!: You should never feel weird or embarrassed to ask your doctor a question or to show you how to use your inhaler (even if shown in the past). Sometimes, we all need a "refresher" on the proper use of medical equipment. Inhalers must be used correctly in order to maximize the amount of medication delivered to the lower segments of the lungs. ...Read more

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What to do if I have allergy induced asthma I am 20 yrs old my symptoms only act up when my allergies do?

What to do if I have allergy induced asthma I am 20 yrs old my symptoms only act up when my allergies do?

Allergist: See an allergist to accurately determine the allergies that are the triggers. This information can be very helpful in determining a good treatment plan including avoidance, meds and immunotherapy (i.e. allergy shots) - these can be very effective for allergic asthma and nasal allergies. ...Read more

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Can asthma act up more when you are overtired?

Can asthma act up more when you are overtired?

Yes it can: Stress either emotional / physical can lead 2 asthma exacerbation (asthma acting up) in uncontrolled asthmatics, if this happens patient should follow an asthma action plan agreed upon with primary md or the allergist. ...Read more

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When i get sick my asthma start act up is that normal with a cold? Only when i'm get sick

When i get sick my asthma start act up is that normal with a cold? Only when i'm get sick

Yes!: Cold is triggering your asthma attack . Although there are a lot of other triggers .You will need to see your doctor for prescription medications to control your asthma before they get out of hand . It is preventable and reversible. Compliance and maintenance are key to success in treating asthma! ...Read more

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I've felt a shortness of breath recently. Is it normal for my asthma to act up 2 days in a row?

Yes: A flare of your asthma may last longer. Depends on how well you were controlled before and the type of medications you use .
Also what triggered your asthma. If you were'sick' then your airways may be reactive for wks.
If symptoms are worse follow up with your md. ...Read more

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Can you get dizzy and your asthma act up from being on the 11th floor of the hospital?

Can you get dizzy and your asthma act up from being on the 11th floor of the hospital?

NO: A 35 year old female inquiring about asthma flaring and dizziness from being on 11th floor of hospital. I am not sure what the question is. Just from being on 11th floor of a building you would not have asthma symptoms and dizziness. However, something in the hospital could be triggering your reaction, possibly an irritant - chemical cleaner perhaps? Unsure without more history. ...Read more

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Can stress and lack of sleep cause asthma to act up?

Can stress and lack of sleep cause asthma to act up?

Yes: Stress is a well known and documented trigger for people with asthma and may cause symptoms to worsen. ...Read more

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Why does my heart race when I am lying down on my side? Why does my asthma act up when i'm lying down which makes me cough for a long period.

Why does my heart race when I am lying down on my side? Why does my asthma act up when i'm lying down which makes me cough for a long period.

Go see your doctor: Tell him/her what you've noted above. Neither heart rate nor asthma should be positional. In other words, neither should respond to or be affected by your position. So best to get complete evaluation. You didn't mention taking any medications so best to confirm your asthma diagnosis including severity so that you can receive appropriate standard of care. ...Read more

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Does taking a beta agonist for asthma and a beta blocker for high blood pressure counter act each other in any way?

Does taking a beta agonist for asthma and a beta blocker for high blood pressure counter act each other in any way?

Possibly: Avoid beta blockers during active asthma/bronchospasm as the airway issues could worsen. That said, when asthma is in the past and not an active concern, then some beta blockade might work and be tolerated. Would try to use beta 1 selective agents in such a case. ...Read more