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My 5 years old daughter is using budecort 100 inhaler. How do I know whether she has bronchitis or asthma or wheezing. Her symptoms include severe cough blocked nose .will she be normal after correct medication. Kindly let me know.

Dr. Mool Chand Gupta 93% (36770 ratings)
MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
How long and how frequent. Any history of atopy. Any family history of allergy. Need xray chest, haemogram and if possible pft to decide the diagnosis. Children do out grow of their symtoms by age of 15 years in 50% cases.
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I am 70 yrs, smoke but have no any disease. Last year went to hyderabad got wet in rain but did not change cloths & slept. Returned second day Mumbai, had severe breathing difficulty. Dr. gave monty fx & duolin inhaler. This rainy season there is wheezing in morning. To get chest ct scan, what type of checks report should be demanded from radiologist to know the lung condition? My local family Dr. suggest to take pneumococcal inj. Prv 13. Your advise p.

Dr. Dipankar Pal 90% (28 ratings)
MD, DTCD, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pulmonologist, Kolkata
Both pneumococcal vaccine needed along with annual flu shot plain chest xray and a pulmonary function test are sufficient for your condition. Don't go for ct chest for such problem as ct scan has radiation hazard also. Abide by your doctor advice.
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My house in third floor. Per day I am used 4 times then wheezing will come heavy.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (29787 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Vadodara
Hello lybrate-user. It can be related lungs or heart or even can be anaemia. Need more details and some information to suggest a solution. You can consult me at Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment.
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I have wheezing trouble and couldn't sleep especially on rainy days and cold climate. Also i'm not able to tolerate cold conditions, even turning on the ac will make me shiver like anything and my hands and feet becomes chill. What can be done to improve my condition?

Dr. Prakhar Singh 95% (2742 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I have wheezing trouble and couldn't sleep especially on rainy days and cold climate. Also i'm not able to tolerate c...
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma can't be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled. Because asthma often changes over time, you may need a proper consultaion if still in doubt.
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I have wheezing problem in rainy season and also rainy in the sunny days. Had it's a allergic reaction or any other problem. How to cure it permanently?

Dr. Mitesh D Shah 88% (42 ratings)
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I have wheezing problem in rainy season and also rainy in the sunny days. Had it's a allergic reaction or any other p...
It’s allergic problem. You can not cure it permanently but you can control it with eating and smelling factor like you have to stop dairy products, dry fruits ,citrus fruits. For prevention you can take vaccine also.
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Hi, my daughter is 3 years old. Her cold start from sneezing, running nose, dry cough, wheezing then productive cough. What is this? Giving her homeopathy r9 drops for cough. Its repetitive in past month occurred 3 times.

Dr. Col V C Goyal 93% (11612 ratings)
CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Get blood cbc with esr and x-ray of chest and report results for the proper assessment, good luck.
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Allergy Wheezing - How To Avert It?

Dr. Hardik Thakker 85% (459 ratings)
MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Allergy Wheezing - How To Avert It?

Seasonal changes can be very exciting for most people. Each season brings with it a new set of colours and nature takes a new turn. However, for people with seasonal allergies, this change comes with a set of allergies. From skin rashes to wheezing to breathing difficulties, the list of symptoms can be quite long. Asthma is the most common problem, and the attacks can be quite bothersome with wheezing attacks and breathing troubles.

With advancements in the field of medicine, there is a lot of relief for asthma patients. A little understanding of how asthma attacks happen will help in understanding how to control it. Asthma is an allergic reaction caused by narrowing of the airway with thick mucus, which makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the person can have a dry cough or face shortness of breath and wheezing.

Asthma is often triggered or worsened by some factors, and being aware of these can help prevent or manage the attack:

  1. Common allergens like pollen, mites, ticks, furs of animals, bird feathers, specific foods (peanuts, milk products, eggs, etc.) and mold spores appear during change of season.
  2. Environmental chemicals like cigarette smoke, car fumes, dust, etc., can also trigger the attack.
  3. Attacks of cold or flu can lead to an asthma attack.
  4. Workout during cold weather can be problematic, but exercise can also help control asthma attacks. Lung function improves sufficiently, but an exercise regime should be drawn up for the patient based on his condition.
  5. Stressful emotions like anger and anxiety can also lead to an attack or make it worse.
  6. Some medications like aspirin, beta blockers, glaucoma drops can provoke attacks of asthma.

Once you know the triggers, here are some common measures that can help prevent and relieve the wheezing.

The preventers reduce the inflammation in the airway tube and the swelling. While they do not provide immediate relief during an attack, using these in the long term helps avoid attacks. These are low-dose inhaled corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, fluticasone, and budesonide. Doctors would advise their usage even when there are no symptoms, as asthma attacks can be triggered when they are not taking these medications for a while. Newer drugs include leukotriene antagonists like montelukast and zafirlukast. Relievers are used for symptom relief and include Salbutamol (short acting) and Salmeterol/Formoterol (long acting). The peak flow meter may be useful in acute attacks, wherein the peak flow rates can be reduced.

A good strategy is to use preventers regularly and rely on relievers during an attack. The first one helps build resistance and so reduces the incidence of attacks. Reach out to a doctor if a severe attack ensues (lasts more than 3 hours).

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I have wheezing since my birth. Long ago it would come once in two months but now it comes once in a year but I suffer from them a lot. I wish I could get rid of the wheezing is there any cure, any food to be avoided, any yoga or exercises.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 87% (38527 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
You have asthmatic attacks and luckily only once a year. The attacks come as allergic reactions to cold, dust or fumes around you. You need to take nebulization and inhale bronchodilators and take anti-allergic drugs.
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Hyperventilation - How To Avert It?

Dr. Gurmeet Singh Chabbra 89% (60 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Chest & TB
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hyperventilation - How To Avert It?

A discomfort in the chest accompanied by shortness of breath and a tingling sensation in fingers or toes might be a sign of hyperventilation, more commonly known as panic attacks. This is the condition wherein you need more amount of oxygen than normal.

And, you need to be aware of the symptom, especially if you are suffering from COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). With COPD, experiencing symptoms of hyperventilation may turn adverse, and there are enough reasons to know the ways to manage it, which is indeed possible.

Hyperventilating or over-breathing can be accompanied by or can cause various symptoms in people. Apart from the common symptoms described above, some patients may also experience dizziness, palpitations, sweating profusely, wheeze, feelings of suffocation or choking, tinnitus, weakness, etc. Some may also feel highly anxious or tensed. Though very uncommon, still, one may suffer from loss of consciousness as a result of hyperventilating.

Dealing with hyperventilation
Depending on the severity and type of hyperventilation, the available treatment option may vary from person to person. From various home remedies to certain prescribed drugs, treatments are available easily. However, it’s through practising a few techniques on noticing the symptoms that can help one deal with hyperventilation. Some of those useful methods are, breathing through pursed lips, holding the breath for 10 to 15 seconds, trying to take deep breaths into the belly rather than in the chest and breathing slowly into cupped hands or a paper bag. These techniques will help regulate breathing.

Preventing hyperventilation

  • As with many conditions, being aware of the preventive measures is crucial to managing the symptoms and the same is true with hyperventilation as well. A few measures to follow by COPD patients to prevent hyperventilation
  • Wearing tight fitting clothes restrict normal breathing. Therefore, wearing clothes that are loose on the upper chest portion can assist in preventing breathing.
  • Opting for light exercises regularly (approved by the doctors, as having COPD needs extra attention in activities) helps in reducing stress levels and anxiety, which again can play a crucial role in preventing hyperventilating.
  • Though initially, it may be difficult, still, one must try to breathe through his or her nose and close the mouth for preventing over-breathing, as closed mouth makes it extremely difficult to hyperventilate.
  • Further, sleeping well during the night, eating a balanced diet, reducing the intake of caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee, and practising various techniques for relaxation can be helpful too in preventing hyperventilation.

In case, the episodes of hyperventilation last for more than 30 minutes, even after trying all the techniques mentioned above, one should not delay in seeking necessary medical attention.

Growing episodes of hyperventilation or over-breathing can leave one feeling breathless. Therefore, when people with COPD notice any symptom of hyperventilation, consulting with pulmonology specialist must be of top priority. Neglecting this particular condition for an extended period may end up causing further complications.

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