Breathing Problems

If you feel discomfort while breathing and cannot draw a complete breath, you have breathing problems. As you are unable to breathe properly, the carbon dioxide in the body cannot be exchanged with oxygen in the air you breathe efficiently, resulting in a lack of oxygen. The conditions that can cause breathing problems are asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, COPD, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, etc.

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My breath feels like it has stuck in my throat. What needs to be done?

Query: Hi doctor, My breath feels like it has been constantly stuck in my throat for the last few days. When I inhale, it feels like the air does not entirely go down. My Adam's apple and thyroid are lower in a way they did not use to be, and it seems to be progressing and getting worse daily. I took two v...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern.As I can see, (attachment removed to protect patient's identity) Adam's apple and neck appear normal. In males, it is usual for adam's apple to appear prominent. Coming to your breathing issue, do you feel breathless or cho...  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 »

Fever and breathing problems keep recurring after stopping steroids in COPD patient. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 70 years old and he has COPD, diabetes and high blood pressure. His blood pressure and diabetes are under control. Last year, he was affected by COVID-19 and recovered with no signs of lung damage in a chest CT scan. He had a mild fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit) two months bac...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you have attached. In my opinion, he should undergo CT (computerized tomography) of thorax, sputum culture, and sensitivity test. CT of thorax will be ...  Read Full »

Can bronchoscopy help in lung collapse caused due to pneumonia?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle has been admitted to a hospital, after a week of high-grade fever along with a cough, which gradually increased. They took a chest x-ray and blood tests and confirmed that it is pneumonia, and my uncle was on O2. He was also suspected for swine flu, and we waited for the reports,...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) This history seems to be of acute viral pneumonitis, probably due to a new unknown strain or H1N1. Sometimes, cultures may be negative while he can still harbor it. The CT scan is suggest...  Read Full »

Please tell me about the life expectancy of cancer.

Query: Hi doctor, My friend has been having left shoulder pain for months. For the last three weeks, he is also having the hoarseness in his voice (can barely speak) and little energy. He is eating well, but not gaining weight. He has no other symptoms. He is a carpenter and 50 years old. He smokes cigaret...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I am really sorry to hear about his state. The description given by you with x-ray findings (attachment removed to protect patient identity) supports the diagnosis of lung cancer. Tuberculosis is a possibility, but it is less likely. Hoars...  Read Full »

I am worried that my son may have swine flu. Should we get him tested for swine flu?

Query: Hello doctor, My 26 month old son had a 100-degree fever yesterday morning. So, I gave him Combiflam and he was fine the entire day. The next morning, he got a fever of 103-degree. So, we took him to the doctor, who said that it is a throat infection. Besides a fever and mild cough, he did not have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If he is active otherwise, I suggest you continue the medicines which the doctor has prescribed for one more day and closely monitor him. If he is easily tired, and not too active, then the swine flu test can be considered. If he is active but, a high fever continues b...  Read Full »

I am facing breathing difficulties after getting exposed to chemicals. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing one new problem, which has unfortunately caused me a bit of an issue. Three months back, I went to the bathroom to use a mold spray as it had quite a bit of mold on the wall that needed removing.Unfortunately, I made a mistake that led to the problem I am currently...  Read Full »


Dr. Fazil Shajahan

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.The symptom you are experiencing is probably due to the chemicals you inhaled, which have irritated your nasal mucosa. You can take the antihistamine tablet Allegra (Fexofenadine) and nasal decongestants like Xylometazoline. If you are still getting persisting symptoms, ...  Read Full »

How can I stop my snoring problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have breathing problems during night time, sweating in the hands and bottom of my foot. Mainly I am facing severe snoring problem. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If there is heavy snoring, the reason and level for the same have to be ascertained with a nasal endoscopy and fiberoptic laryngoscopy. Night sweats can be associated with a fluctuation of blood sugars or if the oxygen saturation is ...  Read Full »

What are the treatments available for wheezing in my seven-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, My 7 year old daughter has wheezing. Her doctor advised me to use an inhaler. But, I am afraid of using it. Is inhaler the only solution for wheezing? Can I stop using it after she recovers or is it to be continued for life long?  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The inhaler is the only effective solution for wheezing.  The duration of the treatment varies from three to nine months based on the severity of the problem and the child's response. There is nothing to be scared about as it is just a method of delivering the medicin...  Read Full »

I breathe through my mouth while exercising and singing. Will the dust I inhale affect my body?

Query: Hello doctor, Nose breathing seems to be healthiest as it filters dust and toxins, but when I exercise hard or sing, I have to breathe hard through the mouth. What happens to indoor or outdoor dust when we breathe directly through the mouth? All the dust goes directly inside our bodies without any ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Lung has its defense mechanism. The particles which get inside our body get trapped by: 1. Mucus is produced by lung cells, and this mucus either cough out or swallows. 2. Special cells called macrophages engulf those particles. 3. Special...  Read Full »

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