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 are there wheezing and cough in an asthmatic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, Wheezing, mild sputum, cough for the last 5 days, asthmatic patient and weather change happening. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Nnaedozie Umeani

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you have wheezing and a productive cough for the past 5 days. You are likely having an acute exacerbation of asthma. It could have been triggered by viral infection, cold environment, allergens such as pollen, dust, strong odor, etc. I would also love to...  Read Full »

I am facing symptoms like chest tightness, shortness of breath and throat irritation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from chest tightness and at times turns into pain. I feel like I am breathing into a tight chest with constricted chest wall muscles along with shortness of breath and throat tightness. The doctor said I have mild asthma and nothing he is giving me is working (Albuterol...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since when your suffering from chest tightness? Is it aggravating at night or early morning? Possible causes are like: 1. Episodic asthma in which you may feel repeated episodes of chest tightness and breathing difficulty. 2. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in w...  Read Full »

What are the effects of Corona infection on asthma and thyroid patients?

Query: Hello doctor, As everyone are worrying about corona virus, I have a few doubts relating to it. How corona effects on asthma and thyroid patients? Will corona effect the persons who are suffering with asthma and thyroid even if they have strong immune system? As corona effects especially on lungs, e...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note that there are two important things that decide fate of a person suffering from COVID-19. These are immunity and viral load. If your immunity is good but viral load is too much outcome will be poor and if immunity is poor and viral load is less outcome ag...  Read Full »

Can COVID-19 worsen asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have asthma since my childhood, since last 20 days my asthma is not in control. Is that related to COVID? And I do not have any other symptoms.   Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your statement you have been suffering from childhood asthma and for the last 20 days your asthma is totally uncontrolled. Your present medication is Formost 200 respicaps which is a combination of long acting bronchodilator as Formeterol with corticosteroid ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi Sir/Mam, am female @ the age of 23 and my weight is 55 for the height of 160 cm height, for the past one month i have suffering from severe cold(runny nose) and cough, i also felt chest tightness, nasal congestion,sore throat and shortness of breath too. Sometimes i can heard some sounds from my...  Read Full »

Dr. Balaji More

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Hope you are doing well. Do you smoke or have allergy to dust? Is the discharge yellow or green, blood stained? Do you have fever or any associated complaints such as headache? Have you been taking any antibiotic? Which over the counter medicines have you been taking? You probably had common...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi, firstly i would like to thank for this wonderful and a very helpful service of online consultation. My query is, i have been using inhaler Cipla serflo 250 from almost 6 years as i am an asthama patient as its a hereditary thing that i have, but as i am in a foreign country at the moment and my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, welcome to icliniq. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern and problem due to corona pandemic. But I need to know some more details about your present problem. Do you use an inhaler everyday or just when you get wheezing or breathing discomfort? How frequently do y...  Read Full »

What does a chest x-ray show in case of asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I had an asthma attack at work and they treated me and did a chest x-ray. I am an x-ray technician and I just do not think my chest x-ray looks right. Please suggest. I am currently on Concerta, Omeprazole, Cetirizine, Montelukast, Symbicort, Pro-air emergency pump, and Albute...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chest x-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity), PA and lateral views are showing mildly prominent bronchovascular markings in the bilateral perihilar and lower zones and might be of concern for hyperactive airways after the asthma attack. There are n...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for moving chest and back pain with sore throat and heartburn?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. I feel pain in my chest as well as back (not on a fixed place, it was moving pain), sore and bad before 25 days. After a few days, I had a cough during the night. Then I consulted a doctor and he prescribed me the following medicines. Augmentin 625 twice dai...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest and back pain which is moving in nature and not fixed with a sore throat and abdominal pain since last night. You had a cough at night and on medications now for that. You ...  Read Full »

Will replacing Inderal with cardioselective beta-blocker help in asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a senior year medical student in Greece and I would like to ask you a question about my mother. She had a history of hyper/hypothyroidism about 10 years ago, but the last two years her thyroid has been managed and she stopped taking T4. Her cardiologist told her about 10 years ago ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the history you have described for your mother. I really appreciate the way you have presented it with all details. It is very important to know the reason to start tablet Inderal at first point. What kind of arrhythmia it was and all in order to ...  Read Full »

How to help my mom with breathlessness that aggravates on lying down?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is suddenly getting breathless for about a month. It never happened before. Now, the shortness of breath has increased a lot and she cannot even sleep all night. Please help. She is 46 years old.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand ur concern. According to your statement, she has been suffering from breathlessness for one month and it becomes worsen while she is lying. Sudden breathlessness can occur in asthma, heart failure, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), inters...  Read Full »

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