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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Why do I feel tightness in the chest even after even after taking asthma medicines for the past two years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am frustrated with my asthma. I am 26 years old and developed asthma two years ago. It went untreated for almost a year, then I started taking Qvar (two puffs twice a day) and moved to Symbicort. I am currently on 180/4.5 of Symbicort, two puffs twice a day. While it helped a lot, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two types of treatment for asthma control and relief. I would suggest you - Use Levolin (Levosalbutamol) metered-dose inhaler (MDI) two to four puffs per day. Take capsule AB Phylline (Acebrophylline) 100 mg twice a day. Use Symbicort (Budesonide-Formoterol) th...  Read Full »

I have dry and itchy cough. Can this be due to silicosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have no familial history of asthma or COPD. I am a 38-year-old male, 30 BMI with prehypertension which I am trying to manage first with diet and exercise. Parents both have hypertension. Two years ago, I became a new home-owner and decided to do some home repairs on my own. I was s...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two or three things are there in your diagnosis. Silicosis. Upper airways cough syndrome. Asthma with ABPA (allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis). You should go for some investigation like HRCT(high-resolution computed tomography) thorax, X-ray chest PA (post...  Read Full »

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