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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Do inhaled steroids nullify the effect of the Pneumovax 23 vaccine against pneumonia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old male and have chronic asthma. I am on Symbicort Turbuhaler 160/4.5 mcg (Budesonide and Formoterol) and Asthavent as a rescue medication. I would like to have your opinion on getting the Pneumovax 23 vaccine with this kind of therapy. I am afraid it will not create prop...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are a known case of chronic asthma. You are on Symbicort Turbuhaler. Symbicort Turbuhaler is the proper medication for your chronic asthma. As this medication contains steroids like...  Read Full »

How to handle asthmatic patient presenting with cough and smoking habit?

Query: Hi doctor, My nine-old daughter is having a bad hacking cough for a week. She has asthma and a slight heart murmur. She has a habit of smoking for two years. She is spitting a lot of phlegm. She is using inhalers. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your daughter has a habit of smoking at an early state. She needs to stop it to have relief from cough. No one should smoke inside her room or close to her. Please mention whether she gets cough frequently during night time. Please mention...  Read Full »

Can asthma cause chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a teenager, and I cannot get hold of anyone to help me with this. I have a bit of chest pain. Not so bad; it does not hurt much, and I do not want to concern anyone until I know if I should or not. Again all I have is chest pain for less than a day and a runny nose running for a wee...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Also, asthma is not something that disappears. You still might be having some bronchospasm which could be the reason for your chest pain. Please also keep the possibility of a COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) infection in mind. I would advi...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,There is a belief that if you dried your sweat at the back, you could have pneumonia or other lung conditions such as cough or asthma attack. I know it is not right, but I do not know if my assumptions are correct. Is it right that the dried sweat at your back has nothing to do with it? It...  Read Full »


Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma or pneumonia has nothing to do with sweat. Asthma is a genetically determined condition, which is triggered by various factors. For example, exposure to cold, allergens, etc., can trigger an asthma attack in predisposed individuals. Also, exercise-induced asthma ...  Read Full »

What does pulmonary hyperaerated, bilateral, in a chest x-ray mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a cough and a weird feeling while exhaling. I am experiencing this issue for more than a month now. Previously, I coughed out phlegm with blood. It looked like fresh blood. Currently, I have phlegm. I have pain while exhaling air. I have pain in my upper left-back. I have a h...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a cough. You have a history of bronchitis and your recent chest X-ray shows pulmonary hyperaerated bilateral. It means that there is an abnormal increase in lung volume with an increased filling ...  Read Full »

After a viral infection, I have tiredness, faint feeling, and weakness. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I was admitted to hospital with a viral infection and stayed in the hospital for two nights. During viral infection, I woke up early in the morning shaking uncontrollably and my heart rate was 152, so the ambulance took me to the hospital. I was told that I have a viral...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two points are very important here. They are abnormal heart rhythm and tiredness. Which type of abnormal heart rhythm are they trying to treat with Propranolol? It seems like you have supraventricular tachycardia and the type depends upon the EKG and EP study. Did...  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 Goha

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why am I having difficulty breathing through the nose even after using Symbicort Rapihaler?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My height is 167 cm, and my weight is 50 kg. I have asthma, and I am using Symbicort Rapihaler for my maintenance (two times a day) and emergency inhalation. I have recently been feeling more tired than usual, and I have chest and back pain. I also have dry ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, in such a case, you can use a nebulizer. You can use a nebulizer with Symbicort. It will help you more, and I can see according to your symptoms, it seems that you have got a common infection as well. So you ha...  Read Full »

Can I use Maxiflo 250 inhaler for asthma instead of the Seroflo 250 inhaler?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using Serflo 250 inhaler for six years as I am an asthma patient. It occurs as a hereditary thing. Currently, it is unavailable here. My friend suggested me to use Maxiflo 250 as an alternative inhaler. Is it good to use it?   Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your query and I can understand your concern. But I need to know some details regarding your present problem. Please mention whether you use an inhaler every day or only while having wheezing or breathing discomfort. Please mention whether you have asthm...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe cold, cough, and chest tightness for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I am 55 kgs by weight for the height of 160 cm height. For the past month, I have suffered from a severe cold (runny nose) and cough. I also felt chest tightness, nasal congestion, sore throat, and shortness of breath too. Sometimes I can hear some sounds f...  Read Full »


Dr. Balaji More

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you smoke or have an allergy to dust? Is the discharge yellow or green or blood-stained? Do you have a fever or any associated complaints such as headaches? Have you been taking any antibiotics? Which over-the-counter medicines have you been taking? You probably h...  Read Full »

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