Asthma

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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Why does my mother have fluctuations in the oxygen saturation levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 97 years old. She had a minor heart failure with a BNP of 110. Recently, she had a bad UTI and asthma. Up to that point, her O2 saturation levels without supplemental oxygen were 95 to 96. Now that she is recovering from UTI, her O2 levels are 97 to 98 with 2 liters of su...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not understand the correlation between urinary tract infection (UTI) and low oxygen saturation. If the UTI has caused sepsis and multiorgan failure, then only it can affect lungs and saturation would drop. Asthma is a chronic disease and does not occur suddenly....  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. Mangesh Baliram Danej

Cardiologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What is the treatment for cough and breathing problem?

Query: Hello doctor,For the last 15 days, my mother is facing problems while breathing due to the current weather condition here in our place. There is too much pollution, humid weather and it is also rainy season here. She was having cold earlier, but that has been treated. Right now she is having little ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello Sir, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma has many triggers. They are cold weather, dust, mist, rain and as you said, pollution is also a cause. Since her symptoms do not come down with Deriphyllin, I am suggesting the following. She needs one antibiotic to completely remove the pathogen. Also so...  Read Full »

Even after taking inhalers, why do I continue to wheeze?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken Albuterol and Advair twice a day for about a month now without any relief of my wheezing. Even right after I take my inhalers, it is like I took nothing. Allergy pills do not seem to help much either, like Claritin or Zyrtec. They even did an x-ray of my chest and said everyt...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma, as you would be knowing, forms a part of airway hyper-reactive disorders. The latter is a spectrum of diseases genetically determined. Your attack of asthma seems to be severe now. I want to know the dosage and frequency of the medicines you are using for asthm...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old son has asthma and he is coughing continuously. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old, son, has asthma, and he is coughing so much. He is continuously vomiting, but inhaler and nebulizer are not helping in this case. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma can be exacerbated with a lot of external factors, the external factor like dust, cold, hot climate, pollen's causes irritation and eventual inflammation in small airway resulting in obstruction of airways, as a result, difficult breathing and lot of expectora...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use tablet Montair-LC daily for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from asthma for the past five years. I am taking Montair LC daily for the last four years. If I do not take it, then I have to take the inhaler daily. The inhaler I use is Foracort 400 rotacaps. Is it safe to use Montair LC daily? I have been using it daily for the last t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways. The treatment of asthma usually runs for a long time. Treatment of asthma usually consists of two types of inhalers. One called as presenters, which needs to be taken daily and other is a reliever, which needs to be t...  Read Full »

Can Seretide be stopped abruptly?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother has asthma from the age of 2. He used Seretide (Fluticasone propionate and Salmeterol xinafoate) from the age of 5. He stopped using it at the age of 12. From then he also uses Montelukast every day and Ventolin (when it gets severe). Now he is 14 years old. He was okay for th...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing your query to me. You said your brother is having asthma and was not taking Seretide for so many years. The first thing I want to clarify is that asthma is a chronic disease. You should take a regular controller inhaler like Seretide inhaler and Vent...  Read Full »

Can I take Prednisolone for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with sever adult asthma. I am waiting for my allergy assessment. I am on Singulair, Nebulizer four times a day (helps for an hour or so), three inhalers and nothing works. The only thing that makes me feel normal is Prednisolone. What can I do? I know I cann...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The thing is it takes one to two months to stabilize asthma in the case of taking inhaled steroids.Please confirm whether your inhaled drugs contains Fluticasone or Beclomethasone as these are inhaled steroids for asthma.I suggest you Prednisolone 40 mg once a day for a wee...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from asthma.He is using asthalin inhaler.Do you suggest any other medicines?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 13 years old. We are based in Greater Noida which is in the outskirts of Delhi.Since he was five years old he as been suffering from asthma whenever there is season change during March/April and October during which he generally starts getting allergic cold. I used to earlier...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems your son is suffering from bronchial asthma. It is known to aggravate with seasonal changes. You need to understand that by nebulizing him regularly, he will get dependent on nebulizers. In my opinion, he should be nebulized with the doses you are alr...  Read Full »

Is asthma a lifelong and a chronic problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asthmatic since birth. The symptoms are worse during cold seasons. I use Salbutamol tablets 2 mg two times a day and an Asthalin inhaler. But during an attack, the inhaler does not work, and I have to resort to nebulization. Will taking an Asthalin inhaler along with Budecort inhal...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing your query to me. Asthma is a lifelong and chronic problem. Inhaler treatment is the best standard treatment for asthma. There are two types of inhalers. One is a preventer inhaler like a steroid inhaler, and the other is a reliever for an acute a...  Read Full »

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