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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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 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 ...  Read Full »

My face gets bloated with seasonal changes. How can I get this treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue. Every time when the season changes, my face becomes bloated and lips become chapped and nose becomes wider. It resides for at least two months. Even after exercising, I experience the same issue. It does not hurt but makes me look weird. I am not able to figure out wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When the season changes, you get these troubles right? Could you describe more? Widening of the nose - Does it mean the nose becomes larger? Which area of the nose? The bony area at the top of the nose or the soft area towards the bottom of the nose? Do you have a pi...  Read Full »

Why am I recovering very slowly from COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor,I have mild asthma with a cough for two weeks. I am a COVID-19 patient. Currently, I am taking Benzo 200 mg, Famotidine 20 mg, and Albuterol as needed.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a cough that is dry in nature and you are a COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) patient. You have a past history of mild asthma and anxiety. Your treatment depends on s...  Read Full »

What can cause headaches, cold sweats, and breathing difficulty?

Query: Hi doctor,Last week, I felt like I had a heart attack. I was nauseous, and I had migraines, diarrhea, cold sweats. It was hard to breathe. I went to the emergency room, and they could not find anything with 3 CT scans. They said they believed I had a stomach ulcer. Yesterday, I went to a urologist b...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can imagine you must be disturbed because of this. Well, it is very unusual to have such sort of symptoms with stomach ulcers. The pain of stomach ulcers is often localized and point towards the stomach and not otherwise. Suppose it were any gross abnormality that sh...  Read Full »

I have a very minor breathing issue, and my nose is never blocked. Still, I have been advised of septoplasty. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was advised for septoplasty. I have a very minor breathing issue, and my nose is never blocked due to working out. However, the doctor recommends surgery based on the CT scan. I want to get a second opinion before going forward with it. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most people have some degree of septal deviation and only those who have symptoms like nasal blockage, recurrent headache, or sinusitis. The deviation may need surgical correction. If you do not have symptoms then no septoplasty is needed. The CT scan shows (attachme...  Read Full »

What are the causes of breathing problem and cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I have been¬†facing breathing problem for the past five days. The first time it happened for a few minutes after I had finished my dinner and after that I smoked. I am not a heavy smoker and this has also not happened before. The problem is that I am breathin...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you said, you are suffering from cough with expectoration and breathing difficulty, it is quite possible that you can have acute bronchitis.You have a history of smoking even though not regularly. Smoking is an aggravating factor for cough.Also, there is difficulty ...  Read Full »

My 48-year-old mother has been suffering from breathing problems, itching, and allergy for two years. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had pneumonia. She got cured, but after some time, she developed breathing problems, itching, and face swelling sometimes. After a doctor saw her report, he diagnosed aspergillus. She took her asthma tablets and pumps daily. Slowly she started taking only one allergy pill (Mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After reading your problem, it may be allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or aspergilloma. You have to go for sputum for fungal staining, total serum Ig E and serum Ig G specific for aspergillus you have to go for a CT (computed tomography) scan of the chest. You...  Read Full »

Why do my symptoms recur when I stop taking Prednisone?

Query: Hi doctor,I have taken Prednisone for over 10 years now, and the side effects are high on me with more weight gain. I started taking this drug 15 years back after I had surgery on my nasal cavity for growth in my nose. This drug helps me when I am having a breathing problem, nasal conjure, and cough...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Long-term intake of tablet Prednisolone is not advisable as it has many side effects. First, consult with your physician to confirm the problem. It may be turbinate hypertrophy or seasonal asthma or allergic bronchitis or lower respiratory tract infection, etc. Until ex...  Read Full »

I got off a flight last night, and now I have trouble breathing, wheezing, and chest pain for the past 12 hours. Kindly suggest a cure.

Query: Hello doctor, I got off a flight last night, and now I have trouble breathing, wheezing, and chest pain for the past 12 hours. I have asthma, but it is not the reason because I took my inhaler multiple times, and it still hurts. I also have a sore throat and am afraid to go to sleep. What is this? K...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello,Welcome to answering your query, I want to know your age. However, it seems more like a URTI (upper respiratory tract infection), and you have slightly severe symptoms because of your asthma. I do not know the duration you traveled, but it does not look like anything to do w...  Read Full »

What is the solution for breathlessness caused due to chronic cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing a chronic cough and it has clear-bubbly phlegm and I am so bothered about it because it has been a year since I have it. Sometimes, I vomit especially when my cough is severe and it sometimes makes me breathless. I have been taking antihistamine for it but it h...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your statement, you are suffering from chronic cough for almost a year now that makes you breathless. You did not mention here about your family history, working history, living history, allergic history, smoking history, and the factors that make you br...  Read Full »

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