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Why do I always have trouble breathing when the wind is blowing in my face?

Why do I always have trouble breathing when the wind is blowing in my face?

Extrinsic asthma: This is a type of asthma where your lungs get "twitchy" or airways go into spasm when exposed to cold air. Some people will cough instead of wheezing. Many get the same symptoms of wheezing whenever they get a cold, or say that "when I get a cold it always goes into bronchitis." you should get a breathing test to make sure that your lung function is normal otherwise. Albuterol will stop the cough. ...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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Why do I have difficulty breathing normally when air is blown in my face (ex in a car) or when too much smoke fills air, ex. Cigarettes, fireplace?

Why do I have difficulty breathing normally when air is blown in my face (ex in a car) or when too much smoke fills air, ex. Cigarettes, fireplace?

Bronchospasm...: Shortness of breath in these situations could be related to bronchospasm as well as airway inflammation. If possible, avoid these situations. If that isn't possible, or these symptoms become longer lasting, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment would likely include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing through nose when sleeping with head turned to left. There's almost no air flow. Breathing is normal when I turn to right.

I have difficulty breathing through nose when sleeping with head turned to left. There's almost no air flow. Breathing is normal when I turn to right.

Nasal obstuction: Could have many causes like sinus conditions or allergy which are transient or polyps, or a deviated septum possibly on the right side. Lying on one side causes an increase in blood flow due to gravity so you end up with both sides blocked ...Read more

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21 year-old man with uncomfortable breathing sensations when inhaling cold air, with some history of sneezing and respiratory allergies.....?

21 year-old man with uncomfortable breathing sensations when inhaling cold air, with some history of sneezing and respiratory allergies.....?

Zen Breathing.: This sounds an awful lot like bronchitis or asthma brought on by breathing cold air, either with or without humidity. I suffered from this when I was about your age and occasionally have some symptoms even now, especially if the conditions are right. You need to control your environment and limit your exposure to triggering elements. Seek the help of a specialist to offer medication to help. ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing and get very winded when I just walk a little. I have biapical scarring what can I do?

I have trouble breathing and get very winded when I just walk a little. I have biapical scarring what can I do?

Ans: You do need to see your doctor for full evaluation. Shortness of breathe can have many causes. You must have s cardiac and respiratory evaluation and a good history. Do you smoke? Any alcohol? Again you need an exam from your doctor ...Read more

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Head hurts Having trouble breathing Help?

Head hurts Having trouble breathing Help?

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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Sometimes I have trouble breathing, and I sometimes feel a tingling feeling on top of my head, what's wrong?

Sometimes I have trouble breathing, and I sometimes feel a tingling feeling on top of my head, what's wrong?

Speculation: Obviously I can't tell you what's wrong based on such little information, but my speculation would be hyperventilation which can cause both symptoms and happens to people commonly. ...Read more

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I was just washing my clothes and I bend down to pick some up and I felt a pain in my head and I got back up and I had trouble breathing.

I was just washing my clothes and I bend down to pick some up and I felt a pain in my head and I got back up and I had trouble breathing.

Examination: You should examined. Bending down causes a sharp, rapid rise in intrathoracic pressure. Spontaneous pneumothorax is rare but can occur in young healthy people like you (16 yo). (= collapsed lung). The main symptom is sudden sharp pain followed by breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, sitting upright), difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat, psychological ...

I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, sitting upright), difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat, psychological ...

It sounds like: You may have vertigo however as a diabetic there is the potential this is related to your glucose control. Additionally, autonomic dysfunction could contribute as well. Bring these issues to your health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Pressure in chest running up to head little trouble breathing?

Pressure in chest running up to head little trouble breathing?

Chest,pressure....: To many resons. Recommend to see a physician asa, determine cause. Some times could be only flatulence, gastritis, esophagus abn .......... Better to check. ...Read more

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I love to sing. My voice is good. But I face trouble breathing while singing. Tires me as if I have just climbed stairs. Can't sing high notes. Help!

I love to sing. My voice is good. But I face trouble breathing while singing. Tires me as if I have just climbed stairs. Can't sing high notes.  Help!

Mgt/workup: These symptoms may be due to a number of conditions including asthma, being overweight/deconditioned, pulmonary/cardiac disease eg PAH.

I would recommend reviewing your symptoms with your PCP and a lung function test with and without a broncho dilator.

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Nasel conjestion, trouble breathing, head blockage, dizzy, faint, vision, throat,?

Nasel conjestion, trouble breathing, head blockage, dizzy, faint, vision, throat,?

If you have trouble: Breathing — that would be a reason to seek medical care promptly. In the meantime: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing when lying flat in bed but when I prop my head and shoulders it improves. Why?

I have difficulty breathing when lying flat in bed but when I prop my head and shoulders it improves. Why?

Concerning sign here: Shortness of breath with laying flat and improves with more upright position is a concerning symptom of heart failure, medically called orthopnea. Often fluid in the lungs settle at bottom with sitting, but spread upward with laying flat thus causing shortness of breath. Extreme obesity can also do this as pressure in belly pushes things up causing troubled breathing, . Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having trouble breathing and just recently started to get swelling and numbness in my face and neck could costipation cause this to happen?

I am having trouble breathing and just recently started to get swelling and numbness in my face and neck could costipation cause this to happen?

Very worrying: You don't provide a time course for these symptoms, so I'm forced to believe they're relatively rapid in onset. Shortness of breath with facial swelling is cause for immediate evaluation in an emergency department. I recommend you seek care there now. If these symptoms have been present for days or longer, additional information may be helpful. ...Read more

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Headaches trouble breathing at times Headaches feel like a ton of pressure in my head and chest pains left side stabbing feeling?

Headaches trouble breathing at times Headaches feel like a ton of pressure in my head and chest pains left side stabbing feeling?

Anxiety : The symptoms that you describe are typical of a panic attack or anxiety. Absolutely terrifying and debilitating. The anxiety can cause real physical symptoms. See a psychiatrist for treatment of the anxiety. ...Read more

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I've been having lightheadedness, trouble breathing, and neck stiffness. I had a head injury 4-1/2 years ago and have dealt with lightheadedness since?

I've been having lightheadedness, trouble breathing, and neck stiffness. I had a head injury 4-1/2 years ago and have dealt with lightheadedness since?

Without more: Information and examining you it will be hard to explain your symptoms and recommend appropriate therapy. See your health care provider for reevaluation. ...Read more

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I got accidentaly hit exactly on the nose by my friend's head. I'm feeling dizzy and feeling pressure on nose. I don't have trouble breathing but my n?

I got accidentaly hit exactly on the nose by my friend's head. I'm feeling dizzy and feeling pressure on nose. I don't have trouble breathing but my n?

Hit on the nose hurt: If you got hit on the nose by your friend's head — ouch!. It is normal to feel pressure on your nose. As long as you didn't lose consciousness and didn't have a nose bleed and you can breathe ok, no further evaluation is needed. If any of these is true, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Front left side of my head hurts, I have trouble breathing through the nose and also smell-light-sound sensitivity. All this since I was a kid, I'm 19?

Front left side of my head hurts, I have trouble breathing through the nose and also smell-light-sound sensitivity. All this since I was a kid, I'm 19?

Evaluation: You should be evaluated by an ENT specialist. You may have a nasal polyp that is blocking your left nostril. In addition, there may be a problem with your left sinus responsible for your head hurting. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have been having trouble breathing recently. Doc says lungs are normal and heart rate is fine. All in head or is it serious?

Have been having trouble breathing recently. Doc says lungs are normal and heart rate is fine. All in head or is it serious?

Breathing: There are many possible causes for 'having trouble breathing'. Without a history and physical exam and perhaps other testing, we can't tell from out here whether anxiety or a more physical cause is in play. Discuss with the Doctor who saw you. ...Read more

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Slight pressure in chest gets up threw throat to head little trouble breathing?

Slight pressure in chest gets up threw throat to head little trouble breathing?

Get checked now!: These are symptoms that may be consistent with angina — heart pain. Need to get to er asap and check them out! ...Read more

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Front left side of my head hurts, I have trouble breathing through the nose and also light-sound-smell sensitivity. Migrains or something else?

Sounds like it: A migraine is often one sided, throbbing or pulsing, worse with motion, lasts 4-72 hours without treatment. There can be light or sound sensitivity. ...Read more

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Lots of faces and head pressure. Feels like I'm in a dream. Trouble breathing. Pressure under eyes and forehead?

Lots of faces and head pressure. Feels like I'm in a dream. Trouble breathing.  Pressure under eyes and forehead?

Blood pressure: Get your doctor to check your Blood pressure and do a complete physical. These are signs of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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When I eat junk food a couple hrs later my chest is numbs n so is my left arms n trouble breathing. My head also tingles. Is this a stroke?

When I eat junk food a couple hrs later my chest is numbs n so is my left arms n trouble breathing. My head also tingles. Is this a stroke?

Maybe, BUT: Check with your doctor asap. If s/he says you're ok, then consider the recurrent nature of this and what you are doing or eating that is a trigger. Food allergy and food intolerance symptoms come in all shapes and sizes. Everyone's different. Try a serious elimination diet, add some probiotics (long term) and let your body guide you to foods you can tolerate well. You may feel lots better. ...Read more

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Trouble breathing when laying on my sides, terrible head ache for 3 days now, nausea, dizziness and fainty feeling. I'm 38 weeks. Should i be worried?

Trouble breathing when laying on my sides, terrible head ache for 3 days now, nausea, dizziness and fainty feeling. I'm 38 weeks. Should i be worried?

Need to be seen: These symptoms are the kind that need a physical evaluation. Your vitals, urine, labs and physical exam need to be done. Please call your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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Is it normal to have trouble breathing out of both nostrils 3 weeks after ESS? Nose is sensitive to touch, head pressure, dry nose, low sense of smell

Is it normal to have trouble breathing out of both nostrils 3 weeks after ESS? Nose is sensitive to touch, head pressure, dry nose, low sense of smell

Breathing: Swelling in nose takes 6-12 weeks to subside. Airway will most likely get better in 6-12 weeks. Sensitivity is normal. If very tender, may indicate infection. Abx may be indicated. Head pressure is probably normal. Decreased sense of smell common, should improve with time. Should be doing nasal irrigation with saline twice a day ...Read more

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Scared.5day trouble breathing, fatigue,dizziness, worsening,comes/goes. Urgentcare said vitals normal so okay not panic attack. Bad rash on face, Serious?

Scared.5day trouble breathing, fatigue,dizziness, worsening,comes/goes. Urgentcare said vitals normal so okay not panic attack. Bad rash on face, Serious?

Enterovirus: This could be a viral illness which will resolve on its own. If you are having breathing difficulty, you may need to be seen in the ER or be admitted for respiratory support. There is an epidemic of an enterovirus right now that is sending many children to the hospital for respiratory treatments and fluids, supportive care. Please go to the ER if you are having trouble breathing or are weak. ...Read more

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more