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Can allergies make it hard to take a deep breath?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes,but don't ignore

Allergies can make you congested enough to make it hard to take a deep breath.
However, if you feel like you can't catch your breath, go see your doctor. It might be more than allergies.

In brief: Yes,but don't ignore

Allergies can make you congested enough to make it hard to take a deep breath.
However, if you feel like you can't catch your breath, go see your doctor. It might be more than allergies.
Dr. Jenny Sung
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2 comments
Dr. Gregory Ginn
There are many folks that have allergen induced asthma as well as other pulmonary conditions. Dr. Brown's answer was prudent.
Dr. Arvind Madaan
Agree completely. As a specialty Cough Clinic, we have seen people with Constrictive Pericarditis and even intraluminal bronchial carcinoma misdiagnosed by primary providers as asthma. Limited information from poster makes it appear as if the problem only occurs when allergic symptoms are active. Nothing here replaces a proper history & physical.
Dr. Arvind Madaan
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes - check location

Allergen-induced asthma or airway hyper-reactivity is a well known phenomenon, esp in young adults.
If you have poorly controlled upper airway allergic symptoms, see an allergist to get checked for possible asthma (lung function testing, feno in addition to thorough history and physical exam). Are you referring to the lower airways (w.R.T. Inability to take a deep breath)?

In brief: Yes - check location

Allergen-induced asthma or airway hyper-reactivity is a well known phenomenon, esp in young adults.
If you have poorly controlled upper airway allergic symptoms, see an allergist to get checked for possible asthma (lung function testing, feno in addition to thorough history and physical exam). Are you referring to the lower airways (w.R.T. Inability to take a deep breath)?
Dr. Arvind Madaan
Dr. Arvind Madaan
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes...

Allergies can lead to bronchospasm which makes it difficult to breathe.
Treatment includes a bronchodilator and steroid inhaler to treat bronchospasm and inflammation. See your doctor for treatment.

In brief: Yes...

Allergies can lead to bronchospasm which makes it difficult to breathe.
Treatment includes a bronchodilator and steroid inhaler to treat bronchospasm and inflammation. See your doctor for treatment.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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