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 had a sinus infection two weeks back, and now I have a persistent cough with breathlessness. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had a sinus infection (2 weeks ago) and had taken antibiotics for five days. Now I have a persistent barky cough with exertion and trouble getting a deep breath. I also develop a cough while doing daily activities like talking, laughing, and climbing stairs. It feels like ast...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have gone through your detailed history, and from that, it is evident that this is an acute exacerbation of asthma. However, I want to know a few more things about your condition. 1. Do you have any allergies? 2. Have...  Read Full »

I have asthma, with a foul smell coming from my nose and throat. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have allergic asthma and nasal polyp since the past year. I have seasonal asthma since my childhood, and during an endoscopy, they found a 7 mm polyp at the GE junction, which is benign. I am feeling fatigue, and some foul smell is coming from my throat and nose. My recent bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. According to the history provided, you are having asthma and acid reflux disease. To cure asthma, I suggest using Salmeterol and steroid combination inhaler. Here steroid component can lead to throat irritation and secondary throat infection, for example, candi...  Read Full »

Are pulmonary nodules that double in size after a year cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, Two CT scans a year apart have told me I have nodules on my lungs which have grown from 4 mm and 5 mm to 8 mm in a year. I have asthma and have also experienced tightness in my chest and sporadic coughing. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you have been suffering from tightness in the chest and cough. You have a history of pulmonary nodules. If the pulmonary nodules remain the same size for at least two years, it is considered benign. Usually, benign nodules grow slowly. But, ...  Read Full »

Would Zantac make allergy skin test false positive?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a history of coughing for a few weeks here and there in spring and fall. It will be fine after about three weeks. Then, my throat will start to itch, and I will begin to have trouble talking. Later, I start coughing explosively. Once I get to the coughing phase, my eyes start...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At present, you are suffering from allergic rhinitis converting to allergic asthma. Get your absolute eosinophilic count done and you need to go for spirometry only at the time of the attack to pinpoint the diagnosis. The differential diagnosis includes allergic br...  Read Full »

Please suggest an alternate tablet for Montair LC.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old male. I have breathing problem for the past eight to 10 years. I develop breathing difficulty during the humid or warm seasons like July to September, for which I take Montair LC once every two days at night-time. Sometimes, if I forget and I experience breathlessnes...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneel Mukati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have seasonal bronchial asthma. For confirmation, get the chest X-ray and spirometry done. An Asthalin inhaler alone will not be helpful. I suggest you take Fluticasone, alone or in combination with Formoterol (Formoflo 250). ...  Read Full »

Why do I suffer from cold and runny nose every summer?

Query: Hi doctor, During every summer season, I suffer from a cold and runny nose. What can be the reasons?  Read Full »


Dr. Murad Haider

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your case does not seem to be serious. The terms rhinorrhea and rhinitis are often used to refer a runny nose, it refers to inflammation of nasal tissues due to a number of reasons, which are as follows. Acute sinusitis. Allergies. Chronic sinusitis. Ch...  Read Full »

I have been recently diagnosed with COPD. Also, I have asthma. What are the preventive measures to reduce the severity of COPD?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and I come across symptoms such as breathing difficulty, high blood pressure, tiredness, high heart rate, and inability to walk as I become tired after that. In addition, I have been suffering from allergic rhinitis since childhood. For...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for consulting us on icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. All these symptoms are due to cardiac side effects of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). I suggest you to consult a cardiologist and get a clinical examination, blood pressure monitori...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for persistent dry cough.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a dry cough for more than one week. I tried all the medicines, but still, I have heavy cough. Is there any other way to reduce it?  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry cough can be associated with a lot of causes such as LRTI (lower respiratory tract infection), asthma, allergy, etc. If you have associated fever, then I suggest you taking antibiotics Augmentin (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid) 650 mg twice daily for five days,...  Read Full »

How to treat my heaving cough and throat infection, which has been persistent for a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. I have a heaving cough and throat infection, and also heavy breathing and weakness. It has been a month, but it does not go away.  Read Full »


Dr. Pratyush Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your complaints, it could be an acute exacerbation of asthma. You should take nebulization with Asthalin (Salbutamol) thrice daily and Budesonide twice daily. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with thei...  Read Full »

Is there any other treatment for my asthmatic attacks other than Asthalin?

Query: Hello doctor, Since my second pregnancy, I have had asthma and am generally not allergic to anything. However, I get asthmatic attacks whenever I get tensed or stressed from then. I was using Asthalin, which is not effective now. Is there any other alternative drug? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. There are other newer drugs available now. I would suggest a combination of Foracort and Budesonide. Thank you.  Read Full »

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