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  • 2 months ago

    Does cold air help someone with asthma?

    Knew a girl that would put her head in the freezer if she didn't have her inhaler. Does this really help?
  • 3 months ago

    Restrictive Airway or prelude to Asthma?

    About two years ago I had a severe chest cold, complete with chills and fever, that lasted about 2 weeks. Ever since then my throat feels as though there is something pressing against the front of it. It often causes me to cough and makes it difficult to catch my breath. I'm usually okay, but taking a deep breath sometimes will trigger the pressure sensation and then the coughing begins. Does anyone else have these symptoms? Have you received a valid diagnosis? What are your treatments?
  • 3 months ago

    What Should I do

    Hi All, Recently I called residential pest control to my house while I was on vacation with my family. We came two days after the pest control left. After reaching home I started to have suffocation while breathing. I don't know why its the first time I am having the problem. Is it the symptoms of Asthma?
  • 3 months ago

    Shingles Vacine after Prednisone

    Hello: My pulmonologist has put me on a small treatment of Prednisone (3-10mg tablets, per day for 4-days). How long after this treatment do I need to wait before I have my second Shingles vaccine? It has now been 2 and 1 half months since my first Shingles vaccine.
  • 4 months ago

    Chronic Day Time Cough ONLY

    My son is 11 years old .Since three months he is coughing persistently ONLY in day time and during night while sleeping he doesnot cough . I took him to the regular doctor ( Pulmonologist) who treated my son for allergy and childhood asthma since 2009.The doctor took an X Ray of Chest PA view .He said the X Ray was clear .As usual prescribed Methyl Prednisolone for 5 days , Budecort and Levolin Rotocaps and Montekulast .The cough didnt go and after a week ,revisited the doctor . He gave a dose of....
  • 4 months ago

    Another 'do I have asthma?' - spirometry result is bad, have allergies, but no wheezing or coughing

    33 y/o female ex smoker. I took the spirometry test for four times and all showed I have breathing issues. I also have dust mite allergy and get nasal congestion/stuffy nose pretty frequently. I took a blood test too, I'm not anemic. My chest x-ray and heart test were fine. I never cough, have no wheezing. But I do have shortness of breath though that gets worse sometimes. Chest tightness as well. It doesn't get worse because I move around. My doctor is confused too. She says her 'guess'....
  • 4 months ago

    Grand daughter woke up in the night.having problems breathing!

    My 11 year old grand daughter woke up with heavy chest.strugling to breath.she didn't have a fever wasn't coughing.but was crying saying she couldn't breath.could she have runs in our family?
  • Do I have asthma?

    I am a 13 yr old female who has trouble breathing in or anywhere around smoke, humid air, dust, and pollen. My allergist (I have severe allergies to dust and pollen) says it's just allergies. I went to a sweat lodge (basically a tent filled with humid air) and I couldn't breathe. It felt like someone as closing my throat and sitting on my chest. My friend had to help me out because I felt like passing out. Is this asthma? Also I have had bronchitis before and took ProAir and it felt much....
  • 5 months ago

    Why Now?

    I'm 57 years old. I had asthmas issues as a small child but most of my adult life I was not bothered unless I was sick. I smoked for 40 years. I quit May of 2017 and my asthma has done nothing but get worse. I was aware thing would get worse before they got better but it is almost 2 years now. I work in an environment that has latex balloons regularly inflated. Could my lungs recovering from smoking now be sensitive to the latex in the air? Is there any way for me to figure this out? I've....
  • 5 months ago

    Problems breathing

    i've never been diagnosed with asthma or breathing issues. but i do have difficulties breathing and catching my breath sometimes and some coughing. sometimes i can't catch my breath because the stairs feel like i was climbing a mountain. sometimes it feels like someone is sitting on my chest and that i can't fully breathe. i was an cigarette smoker for years but i quit over a year ago. asthma and COPD also runs in my family. i have a doctors appointment in a few weeks. i've had breathing....