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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I have sudden pain below and above the shoulder blade. Is it due to asthma?

Query: For over three weeks I have had sudden pain in my upper right back just below my shoulder blade and I am really worried. It is like a dull constant pain that comes after eating a while then dissappears afterwards. I thought it was my bad posture but the pain seems specific in that area almost like i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi there Welcome to icliniq Thank you writing and i understand your concern. muscular pain can be due to posture but as you mentioned its not going away then it can be due to respiratory tract infection . Maam i would suggest you take an chest x ray it will help to rule out if its due to infection o...  Read Full »

What could be the causes for pneumonia, cough, and asthma attacks?

Query: I would like to ask, if this is correct: Here in my country, there's a belief that if you dried your sweat at the back you can have Pneumonia or other lung conditions such as cough or asthma attack. I know it's not right but I don't know if my assumptions are correct. **Is it right that the dried s...  Read Full »


Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Interesting to read your thread. Asthma or pneumonia has nothing to do with sweat!. Asthma is a genetically determined condition, which is triggered by various factors. Exposure to cold, allergens etc can trigger an asthma attack in predisposed individuals. Also, exercise induced asthma is a ...  Read Full »

Can asthma cause chest pain?

Query: I am a teenager and I can’t get hold of anyone to help me with this... I have a bit of chest pain.. nothing bad does not hurt much and don’t want to concern anyone until I know if I should or not. Again all I have is chest pain for less then a day and a runny nose that has been running f...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello. Greetings from icliniq. I understand your concern. Also asthma is not something that just dissapears . You still might be having some bronchospasm which could be the reason for your chest pain . Please also keep the possibility of a covid infection in mind. I would advice you to isolate you...  Read Full »

Do high CRP and hs-CRP indicate cardiovascular problems?

Query: My age is 26 taking asthma and allergy medicine weight is 60kg my crp and hs crp is in border line and LDL cholesterol is 96mg/dl and rest of lipid is normal. How to lower crp, hs crp, and LDL levels? Am i high risk for cardiovascular complications? How to reduce crp and hs crp levels? I am taking s...  Read Full »


Dr. Palanivel Rajan

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, welcome to iCliniq.com, 1. Did you have any recent infection?? If yes , the CRP and hs CRP could have been raised because of that. If not rule out immunological disorders. 2. You can repeat CRP . IF normal,you are usual risk for cardiac events 3. Target LDL level is below 100 4. Your EF is 5...  Read Full »

How to lower CRP and hs-CRP in an asthmatic?

Query: How to reduce hs crp and crp values as i am asthmatic although i don't get attacks but i am taking inhalers as a precaution. I am at high risk in covid due to low grade inflammation my doctor said. What risk do i have due to crp values as i am young like cardiovascular risk etc and how it could be l...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq. Thanks for reaching out to us. Your high CRP level is most likely as a result of your asthma. High values does not only relate to cardiovascular risk. In people with chronic inflammatory diseases like you, we can find high CRP levels. I can only suspect cardiovascular ...  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 »

How to cure my father's severe cold and cough?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 66 years old. He is having severe cough and cold for more than a month. He took Clavam 625 mg for five days. Along with that, he also took Foracort 200 mcg inhaler twice a day and Nasonex inhaler twice a day, but there was no relief. Then, our chest specialist suggested Neb...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father is suffering from bronchial asthma. The current medications Foracort 200 mcg inhaler (Budesonide and Formoterol) and Nasonex (Mometasone) nasal spray were given for asthma. As there is no relief even after taking tablet Clavam (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate)...  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

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can asthma be cured through homeopathy?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with asthma before 13 years, when I was 19 years old. I use Foracort 200 inhaler, Flomist nasal spray and Montair LC. Kindly suggest treatment to cure asthma.  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Dharmraj Shah

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding your health. For such condition, I suggest you medicine Antimonium tartaricum 200, five globules twice in a day at the interval of 12 hours for a week.   Read Full »

Is it safe to use Montek LC for allergic asthma for a long time?

Query: Dear sir/mam, I am suffering from allergic asthama from last 2 month... 1.5 year back I had same issue...and now facing same...when ever I am contacted with dust while cleaning or some time in rainy season I start sneezing and to much itching in eyes and there after breathing problem. Now I taking ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello. Greetings from my end . I would like to inform you that asthma is a chronic illness . Since it is allergic , it will stay lifelong . You will have to continue taking the medicine along with the inhalers prescribed by your doctor. Also try to avoid any stimulus for your acute attack like dus...  Read Full »

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