Q. Kindly advise how to control wheezing and shortness of breath while having cold.

Answered by
Dr. Vivek Pillai
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have a wheezing problem and breathing shortness when I suffer from cold. I noticed I have dust allergy also. Day by day my problem is increasing. Now I have to take Levolin inhaler three times in a day. Is there any measure to control my problem?

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiology
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The whole problem can be attributed to dust allergy and bronchospasm due to cold. I would suggest the continuation of inhaler therapy for at least three months, a patch test to seek out the allergen, and dust free surroundings, (dust can harbor mites which are known to cause allergy. As you said your problem is increasing day by day I would suggest an ECG and echo just to ensure we are not dealing with an additional cardiac cause here, because usually once the cold or allergy is removed the patient usually returns completely to normal.


Probable diagnosis:

Allergic rhinitis.

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