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 am I having decreased appetite and abdominal pain with a headache?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old unmarried female. I am having decreased appetite, abdominal fullness, mucus in stools, and dull pain in the upper abdomen, and get a headache sometimes. I have asthma and take Formosone 125 inhaler, Doxofylline, and Montelukast. I also keep getting aphthous ulcers every ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi,Welcome to for uploading the blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Your renal and thyroid function is normal. The borderline value of potassium can be easily fixed by a good intake of fruits on a daily basis. Coming to your symptoms, I understand that y...  Read Full »

I am asthmatic and hypertensive. What precaution should I take to prevent COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. I am asthmatic and using Foracort 400 mg inhaler twice a day. I am hypertensive and using Telma AM for the same. I used to be obese, but now I reduced 22.05 pounds in the past 10 months. One of my office staff was tested COVID positive six days back. As of now, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern regarding boosting your immunity for good health. Being asthmatic does not make you prone to COVID infection but you should take utmost precautions and avoid unnecessary outings. From your description, it is very...  Read Full »

I am having asthma since last week. Is it due to COVID?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having asthma since last week. I nebulized three times a day and took Ventolin tablets and antibiotics only yesterday. I am getting better than before. Is there any medicine that I could take for my cough? Also, my employer asked me to quarantine myself because colleagues ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. Being in COVID pandemic season at present, it is suggested to do COVID swab test. since you are asthmatic, as you told it is difficult to differentiate between asthma symptoms and COVID symptoms. But persons with already known lung diseas...  Read Full »

I have asthma, hypertension, a burning sensation in the heart, and GERD. Which medications would help me overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am hypertensive and asthmatic. I take the tablets Telma AM and Foracort 500 mg. Recently, I had a breathing issue and was later diagnosed with GERD, for which I used medication for three weeks, and it was fine. I was on a low-calorie diet for the last three months and lost almost 26.4...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to keep a few tablets of Pantop-D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone) with you. It can be used for two to three days when you have excess reflux symptoms like gas and burps. I would stop the Ayurvedic medicine which you are taking for constipation. It is better t...  Read Full »

I have allergic cough and breathing problem. What is the best choice of medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. Since birth, I am suffering from dust allergy and eosinophils. When the seasons change I get suffers from cold and cough. I live in a city full of trees and dust too. Due to my cough, I get little breathing problems. Before three months, whenever I get these problem...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to your query, it seems that you are allergic to dust and pollen grains. And as the second doctor rightly said, you are suffering from asthma and allergic rhinitis. Currently, you are on the right treatment. So continue Formoterol plus, and Fluticasone inhaler in pre...  Read Full »

Why does my toddler have a recurrent cough, cold, and wheezing?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 2.8-year-old son suffering from recurrent attacks of cough, cold, wheeze. He has been prescribed Levolin, Budecort, and Montair. Still, episodes continue. What should we do?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your son seems to be suffering from asthma. It is a hypersensitive disorder where the airways are hyper-reactive. The lasting solution is avoidance of triggering factors. The hypersensitiveness cannot be cured by medicines but can be kept to a minimum using steroids ...  Read Full »

What are the methods of getting rid of dog allergens from home?

Query: Hi doctor, I and my family would like to get a dog. However, our landlord does not want us to because her son is very allergic to dogs (he gets asthma attacks) and he possibly wants to move into the house one day. So I understand that she does not want to take any risks. Because of that, I was wonde...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Animal dander can remain inside the house for long durations even after the animal has gone. It may stick to curtains, carpets, clothes, and furnishings. It may be impossible to completely remove the dander to make it entirely safe for an allergic person to live witho...  Read Full »

Why am I having uneasiness in breathing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an asthmatic for 15 years. Right now I am using Foracort 400 mg for three years. I am also hypertensive and using Telma-AM. For past six days, I am facing uneasiness in breathing and because of that maybe my BP has raised. Last week before all this happened I got a master health c...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you know, asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease with waxing and waning episodes. If you have asthma, your airways are always inflamed. They become more swollen, and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers your symptoms. This ma...  Read Full »

I have a constant runny nose for three years. How to get cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a constant runny and congested nose for three years. After years of trying anything possible and seeing several doctors, I was finally diagnosed with a severe dust allergy, as well as asthma by last year. At that time I was pregnant, so I could not be prescribed any medication,...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Allergy and asthma belong to airway hyper-reactive disorders that are interrelated. The two are hypersensitivity reactions and are genetically determined. A permanent cure for allergy remained evasive for a long time, but now with the advent of immunotherapy, a treat...  Read Full »

I am suffering from cough for the past one month. Can it be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. My weight is 110.23 pounds. Around 50 days ago, I had a sore throat, nose itching, and cough. I noticed a tiny amount of blood with mucus (only two times). I do not know whether it has come from the lung or nose or throat. Then, my doctor told me to get a complete...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing your query to me. Recurrent episodes of a cough especially at night, chest tightness and difficulty in breathing are symptoms of asthma. Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways. It is due to the allergic reactions to environmental allerg...  Read Full »

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