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Why is it hard for me to breathe when I spend time in the basement?

Why is it hard for me to breathe when I spend time in the basement?

Molds...: ...Grow better in dark, moist places such as basements, and can trigger asthma attacks. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing since spring, at times not getting enough air unless i stretch and breathe deeply. I quit taking loratadine 1 week ago and the symptoms have nearly stopped. Is it related?

I have difficulty breathing since spring, at times not getting enough air unless i stretch and breathe deeply. I quit taking loratadine 1 week ago and the symptoms have nearly stopped. Is it related?

Breathing problems: A few conditions can cause breathing problems. Asthma, copd, heart diseases, liver / kidney / thyroid diseases are the common causes and they are treated differently. Loratatine is usually safe. It can causes bronchospasm, and difficulty breathing as in any medications due to your sensitivity to that particular med. However, if it is the case, it's unlikely you can take it that long. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing(shortness of breath) along with coughing and wheezing sound during winter season especially night time.

I have difficulty breathing(shortness of breath) along with coughing and wheezing sound during winter season especially night time.

Asthma?: If this is ongoing, my first step would be to rule out asthma. Corticosteroids produced by the body wax and wane depending on circadian rhythm, which results in frequent nighttime symptoms for asthmatics. Shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing are typical. Primary care provider, Allergy/Immunology specialist, or Pulmonologist are good places to start. ...Read more

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Does baby aspirin 162 mg daily have side effects of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing if tooken for long time?

Does baby aspirin 162 mg daily have side effects of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing if tooken for long time?

If sensitive: Some people have Aspirin sensitivity which can result in shortness of breath and wheezing from the aspirin. This can be diagnosed by an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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At times I get fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing at times. Wheezing, cough that is dry at times. Other times clear sputum. No fever?

At times I get fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing at times. Wheezing, cough that is dry at times. Other times clear sputum. No fever?

Mgt: An inbox consultation can be helpful and imaging studies can be reviewed at that time. Some possible causes include asthma/allergies, prolonged viral infection/inflammation in the lung. ...Read more

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Bacteria Chest Infection cleared up with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but still have difficulty breathing a bit and still feels hard to breathe. Is this normal?

Bacteria Chest Infection cleared up with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but still have difficulty breathing a bit and still feels hard to breathe. Is this normal?

Reactive airways: Given your history of allergies and persistent cough during the winter, you are at higher risk for developing reactive airways, or asthma, which can be triggered by lung infections. Reactive airways require inhalers for treatment, which would explain why only your symptoms of bronchitis or pneumonia improved. Residual pneumonia or pleuritis could also be the cause. Recheck needed :) ...Read more

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Tight chest, difficulty breathing, left foot and leg tingling, can't seem to fall asleep because it's harder to breathe I don't wanna call 911, help?

Need to get checked: Physicians are obcessed with the classic guillian barre presentation of descending paralysis, but the fact is that inflamatory neuropathy has many faces. You may have an acute inflammation of your nerves that is affecting the nerves going to your muscles of resperation, which can be an emergent situation. Hopefully, just a case of bronchitis with inflammation of some nerves . Both treatable. ...Read more

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I am short of breath and having difficulty breathing - please help me?

I am short of breath and having difficulty breathing - please help me?

Get evaluation ASAP : It sounds serious and healthtap is no substitute for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying on right side. On my back and left side I breathe good. What could it be? Is it serious?

Difficulty breathing when lying on right side. On my back and left side I breathe good. What could it be? Is it serious?

Variable cause: Could be anything for a deviated septum in your nose to a collapsed left lung (symptoms occur when the good side is compromised). A chest x-ray is indicated. Pulse oximetry when you lie right side down should be measured. A PEFR measurement during sx would also help. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for shortness of breath/difficulty breathing?

Check-up: If you're having true shortness of breath and not just anxiety, then a check-up is needed to find the cause. Some causes are lung problems, heart problems, poor conditioning or anemia. ...Read more