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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that is caused by the thickening and narrowing of the airways in the lungs. The symptoms of asthma are difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, fatigue, etc. Certain conditions and environmental factors like exercise, flu, cold, extreme climate, and allergens can trigger the symptoms of asthma.

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How do genes and ozone pollution influence asthma?

Query: Hello doctor,I have heard about the relationship between genetics and asthma, particularly in the context of environmental factors like ozone pollution. Can you provide insights into how genes influence asthma susceptibility and how exposure to ozone pollution exacerbates asthma symptoms? I am inter...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern and your interest.Asthma is a complex disease influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. While genetics alone cannot cause asthma, they can contribute to an individual's susceptibility to the condition. Several genes have been identif...  Read Full »

My son has asthma. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is more than six years of age and is an allergy, asthma, and chest infection patient from six years of age. We have continued the treatment with different medicines just as liquid, powder, and tablet forms. Please help me and suggest an idea for permanent treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please upload previous blood reports of your son if you have done. If not, get a complete blood count done along with serum IgE values. We must find out what he is allergic to. If the IgE values are raised, you will have to do a skin prick test. For allergy and asthma fi...  Read Full »

Can nail chemical scause allergies in asthmatic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have asthma and hardly use an inhaler. I went to the nail salon and got stuck waiting for three hours. I started to get headaches after the first hour. Then the pressure began to build in the face, and the nose burnt. I felt sick and thought I was going to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It looks like you initially had some allergic reaction to a chemical, maybe acetone, and with suspicion of superimposed bacterial infection. You can use over-the-counter antihistamines, like Allegra, once or twice dail...  Read Full »

Why do I have breathing difficulty soon after urinating?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from asthma since childhood. For the last 3 to 5 years, I have felt breathing difficulty after urinating. It seems like a full bladder emptying and perhaps waking up empty. I usually need Albuterol inhaler to breathe smoothly to get back to sleep.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. R. Rahul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history you have been suffereing from asthma. Kindly answer the below-mentioned questions so that I could guide you better. 1. Do you have high blood pressure? 2. Do you feel giddiness while or after passing urine? 3. For how long do you feel this difficult...  Read Full »

Why is my wife coughing occasionally with a discharge of white mucus from the throat and nose?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is a 61-year-old. She was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer seven years ago and got treated with conservative surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation. Since then she has been under regular check-ups with the oncologist at an interval of every six months. Of la...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. A prominent aortic knuckle is a normal finding in a 61-year-old lady, especially if she has hypertension. The right hilar prominence is possibly due to lymph node enlargement due to lung infection or lymph node inf...  Read Full »

Why did my doctor prescrie me asthma medications for COVID?

Query: Hello doctor, A family doctor gave me a prescription for asthma. I do not have asthma, but I did have COVID, which gave me throat pain and a cough. I only took the medication once because I read the side effects, and there were a lot of mental health risks associated with the drug, and I am already ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history you have given (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). In general, tablet Montelukast (Montelukast sodium) is well tolerated among patients with outdated long-term side effec...  Read Full »

Is there a connection between asthma and heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 47 years old, and I am a military veteran who has chronic asthma due to lead and asbestos exposure while working in the shipyards. I also have heart disease and hypertension. I had my heart attack when I was 32. I read a new release people with asthma are 60% more likely to have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Goha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a connection between chest problems and heart-lung diseases that may lead to elevated pulmonary pressure with right ventricle overload and dysfunction. The major cause of coronary artery narrowing, which causes heart attack, is coronary atherosclerosis, like...  Read Full »

Can pulmonary hypertension cause chest tightness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I have had pretty uncontrolled asthma for many years, and I am overweight and out of shape. I have been feeling quite a bit of chest tightness for a couple of weeks without the typical wheezing that usually accompanies the chest tightness. The tightness occurs ...  Read Full »

Dr. Danej Mangesh Baliram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With a BMI (body mass index) of 38, I would also advise weight reduction and increasing cardiopulmonary endurance stamina apart from evaluating for idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. For the later diagnosis first step is to do a 2D echocardiography of the heart then. If...  Read Full »

Is social withdrawal due to the COVID-19 pandemic the right decision?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old male and an asthmatic. Although it is mostly under control, I am still in a higher risk group for contracting the virus. I was facing a dilemma and was wondering if I could get a doctor's advice. I am a stage actor who has to decide on withdrawing from a show I am suppos...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is a risk if the area comes under the contaminated zone. Because without a mask, there is always a risk even if social distancing is maintained. When someone positive with the virus passes through or goes from the same place, there are high chances of getting an i...  Read Full »

Which medicine is recommended to stop vomit in a 7-year-old child?

Query: Hello doctor, My 7 years old boy has asthma for about a few years. From yesterday night, he is suffering from cough and vomiting. He is having continuous vomiting of whatever he eats or drinks. The medication used until now is Budecort 200 and Ascoril. Please suggest some medicines for immediate re...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The child will need nebulization with 2ml Duolin (Levosalbutamol sulphate and Ipratropium bromide) plus 2 ml normal saline. Considering that the child has not been able to keep anything in the tummy and having repeated episodes of vomiting, I would suggest an IV (int...  Read Full »

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