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Why do I get short of breath after taking a benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Why do I get short of breath after taking a benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sedating drug. This could cause some respiratory depression that is making you sob. However, you may also be allergic to the drug. If you believe you are allergic, you should avoid the drug and speak to your physician. An allergy can cause you to stop breathing after taking it.

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Son had reaction to food. Throat tightness shortness of breath stomach cramps pale face. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helped is he at risk of needing an epipen?

Son had reaction to food. Throat tightness shortness of breath stomach cramps pale face. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helped is he at risk of needing an epipen?

Yes: Go to E.R. Now for further follow up if this happened recently. They will likely give you an rx for epi pen (epi pen jr if under age 12). He needs to be evaluated now in case the allergic reaction progresses. They will likely give him a corticosteroid as well, which will further decrease the likelihood of the reaction worsening. He will need further follow up with his doctor afterwards.

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Shortness of breath when running next to a horse or when riding one, antihistamines do not work, I get to the point of dizzy and feeling faint, cough?

Shortness of breath when running next to a horse or when riding one, antihistamines do not work, I get to the point of dizzy and feeling faint, cough?

Asthma?: If you have asthma and are allergic to horses, tavoidance is the best approach. If avoidance is not selected, then an allergist may be able to help you.

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How to tell if increased shortness of breath or just anxiety, allergy, or musculoskeletal issue? Took benedryl as also have runny nose, itchy throat.

How to tell if increased shortness of breath or just anxiety, allergy, or musculoskeletal issue? Took benedryl as also have runny nose, itchy throat.

See a physician!: Based on your history, you may have shortness of breath because of your heart problems, your anxiety, or sub-clinical asthma associated with allergy. First, see your pmd and cardiologist. If both tell you it is neither your heart or anxiety, see an allergist.

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Why do I get short of breath when I bend over?

Why do I get short of breath when I bend over?

Overweight?: If you're overweight, then your abdomen could be compressed when you bend over. This would shove your diaphragm upwards, limiting the expansion of your lungs. Then you could feel short of breath. You may want to talk with your doctor about this, so it can be addressed however it needs to be.

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Why do I get short of breath very quickly even on gentle excercise and if effort increases get dizzy and nauseous.?

Why do I get short of breath very quickly even on gentle excercise and if effort increases get dizzy and nauseous.?

Many causes: There could be many things that could cause your symptoms. You need to see a doctor and have your lungs and heart assessed and have some lab work done to make sure that you are not anemic. This could be something minor or something very serious like blockages in your coronary arteries. Do no delay, see a doctor as soon as possible.

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I get short of breath on exertion how can I exercise?

I get short of breath on exertion how can I exercise?

See your MD: Of course you breathe faster with exercise but if you become very short of breath with a little exercise say climbing a few steps or getting dressed your doctor needs to determine why now! If this is very serious exercize might be unsafe or require a very long time to build up under supervision.

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Why might someone get short of breath very frequently?

SOB: Possibilities include anxiety, heart disease, lung disease, mechanical breathing apparatus dysfunction, anemia and a number of other problems including just being out of aerobic shape.

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Can you tell me reasons why I get short of breath so frequently?

SOB: Can't tell a thing from out here, go to the doctor and be evaluated, shortness of breath isn't a joke.

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I have been smoking a year now I get short of breath doing just about anything and I'm coughing stuff up quite often any thoughts?

TIME TO STOP: Quit smoking that is bad reaction that you have, you are heading for troubles andit is unhealthy in short and long term. You are poisoning your self.

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I get short of breath and feel as though there's not enough air for me to take in. I find this affects a majority of everything I do.

Get checked: There are many causes for shortness of breath, which vary from anxiety to infection to heart or lung problems. If you are concerned, the best thing you can do is see a doc. Your description of shortness of breath (can't get enough air in) is common in asthma, which can be relatively easily diagnosed and treated. Good luck!

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Everytime I'm in the shower I get short of breath and trouble breathing I was wondering what that might be.

Everytime I'm in the shower I get short of breath and trouble breathing I was wondering what that might be.

Shower Sx: You should see your doctor and get this checked out. It may be nothing significant or it could indicate some lung or heart problems.

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I don't feel sick. I'm just tired and get short of breath easily. This is new. What can be causing this?

More details..: Feeling tired, general weakness and shortness of breath could be originating from lung causes like infections, tumors, , it's possible to be related to heart issues, blood disorders like blood clots, anemia...This needs to be evaluated by your doctor.

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My BP yesterday was 92/59. I also get short of breath easy. Especially walking up my stairs. Is that a problem?

Shortness of breath: The BP reading you gave needs to be tracked, this could be your normal. It may or may not be related to shortness of breath that needs to be examined and evaluated, it can be from asthma, cardiac issues or plain unfitness. See your doctor if this is a new pattern for you.

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Why do cluster headache sufferers get short of breath?

It's not common: I haven't seen shortness of breath as a common complaint among my cluster patients. It should be evaluated as a separate symptom.

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Why do I always get so short of breath after climbing stairs, but not while I am climbing them?

Why do I always get so short of breath after climbing stairs, but not while I am climbing them?

See below: You are more likely to notice the shortness of breath after you stop and maybe that is why you stopped in the first place. Keep walking and you will eventiually get short of breath while doing the exercise. When you stop you have just completed the entire exercise so more likely to be short of breath than when you were halfway finished.

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I am 30 yr old, smoked for a long time, quit a year amd 6 months ago. I get short of breath by barely doing anything. Could my lungs still be healing?

I am 30 yr old, smoked for a long time, quit a year amd 6 months ago. I get short of breath by barely doing anything. Could my lungs still be healing?

Well...: What concerns me the most is that this could be something to do with your heart as well... Or you have a worsening lung issue Seek help soon!!! You need to be examined

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anemic, can iron pills cause drop in Bp? Noticed mine drops after taking iron and get short of breath no other health issues, had hysterectomy 05.

anemic, can iron pills cause drop in Bp? Noticed mine drops after taking iron and get short of breath no other health issues, had hysterectomy 05.

No: Iron does not cause a drop in BP. There is something else going on. Anemia causes shortness of breath with exertion. Is that what you're experiencing?

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Both myself and my son get short of breath when we drink fruit juice or eat lots of fruit. Why?

Possible Allergies: You and your son might be allergic to something in the fruit juice, or perhaps a certain fruit. You could try to figure out which fruit is cause the shortness of breath. But if you get too short of breath head to an emergency room for treatment.

Dr. John Chiu
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