I am experiencing bronchitis and asthma cough and wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night). Shortness of breath. What should I...

Doctor can examine. An asthma patient may need more doses of asthma medication or a second medication, or just fine-tuning of her asthma meds. If the doctor feels there is bronchitis or pneumonia, an antibiotic may be needed. Sometimes a chest x-ray is done to see if there is something unusual going on, but a chest x-ray is usually not needed in simpler cases of asthma.

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Is it possible to have asthma with no cough? Dr thinks I have asthma. I get frequent shortness of breath and tight chest. Very mild wheeze.

Sob. I notice you had an echocardiogram. Do you have a cardiac problem? If so, your shortness of breath, tight chest and wheezing may be cardiac in origin.See your crdiologist for further evaluation. Otherwise, your doctor's diagnosis apperas to be correct. Read more...

What is the best asthma medicine for wheezing and coughing and shortness of breath?

ICS. There are essentially two types of medications for asthma: controller medications and rescue medications. The controller you get placed on is determined by your severity and this can be changed based on the degree of control of symptoms and risk. We follow guidelines for severity and treatments such as naepp and gina. However, in short, most asthmatics need to be on inhaled corticosteroids. Read more...
Inhalers... The best treatment for control of these asthma symptoms is bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. If severe enough symptoms are present, a course of systemic steroids may be needed to get these symptoms under control. Avoid any allergic triggers. Antibiotics when there is an infection present is also needed. See your doctor for any worsening symptoms. Read more...

Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Stop and walk out& Stop and walk out of the woods, and go directly to where your inhalers and/or nebuliser are.If you can not get to it, go to the nearest emergency department. You need a bronchodilator and inhaled or oral steroids. Read more...
Get an inhaler. Sounds like allergy triggered exercise induced asthma. I would do lung function testing, get an inhaler, and see an allergist. You can get skin tested to identify your allergies and treat them so you can continue to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Read more...
Stop. Catch your breath and rest. Then walk out of the woods. Since you have a history of wheezing you should either take your inhaler prior to running or take it with you. Read more...

I get really bad allergies in the summer. The reaction I have sounds like asthma. Could I have seasonal asthma? I usually take medication for allergies in the summer, but I tend to still have symptoms. I get shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing and tig

Very . Very likely you do. Would see your doctor to assess for asthma and treat accordingly. And yes, you can be on both types of medications if needed. Read more...
From . From what y ou describe, you have seasonal allergic rhinitis and asthma. You also mention that the medications you take do not fully control y our symptoms. You should see a board-certified allergist asap, get appropriate medications and probably should be considered for allergen desensitization (allergy shots). Read more...
Asthma plan. From your description, it is likely that you have seasonal rhinitis which can be addressed by taking an antihistamine, nasal saline rinses and nasal steroids ( if needed ). Your asthma symptoms require further assessment with pulmonary function testing, with and without a bronchodilator. Your physician will develop an asthma plan accordingly. Other triggers are also possible. Virtual appt avail. Read more...

I have excess mucus in lungs/throat-barely comes up when I cough-Shortness of breath and I have to cough frequently. No Bronchitis. Maybe asthma?

Cough/Sputum. If you have had a recent upper respiratory infection (past 3 months) and the cough/mucous started afterwards, this could be "post-infectious cough" that resembles cough-variant asthma. The latter is possible too. Further history taking is necessary to help direct you- I will be happy to see you in an online appointment or you could see your PCP as well. Read more...