Bronchial Asthma

Inflammation, swelling, and narrowing of the airways with excessive mucus production leading to breathing difficulties or strained breathing lead to bronchial asthma. Allergies, respiratory diseases, stress, acid reflux, fragrances, smoking, etc., are conditions triggering asthma. It is accompanied by cough, chest tightness, wheezing, and difficulty sleeping. Bronchodilators, steroids, and eliminating the triggering factors are beneficial.

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I feel like air is stuck in my chest and throat while exercising. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, After three minutes of doing exercise, I start to feel like there is air stuck in my chest and throat. I also start to feel bloated and get a headache. Once I stop, for maybe an hour or two I will still feel the air in my chest but it comes out slowly in very small amounts at a time. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. You will need a few tests to establish the cause of your symptoms. The most probable reason could be bronchial asthma. To diagnose it, physical examination over video call or an actual visit to the doc...  Read Full »

I am COVID positive. Can steroids help me in relieving my wheeze and phlegm?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 46-years-old with 200 lbs in weight and 5'6 ft in height. I have been COVID positive for the past four days. I have been asthmatic since the age of three. Now, I have wheezing and phlegm with minimal nose drainage. Wheezing is not easing up with rescue inhalers. But I can do everyday ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. No need to worry. This COVID is mild and just like regular flu. It is not causing any severe illness. Secondly, your bronchial asthma is worsening, and you will need low-dose steroids to control it. I suggest the following medications help yo...  Read Full »

How fast do antibiotics relieve asthmatic cough?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 11 years old. He weighs 22 kg. He has asthmatic type of cough problem. The paediatrician usually gives him an antibiotic for 10 to 12 days and still if the cough persists he will extend the antibiotic for another two to three days. When the cough remains an issue, he gives Azith...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Antibiotics would help only in case of infection. Antibiotics have role in initial acute exacerbation else not. If he has fever, then we need to give antibiotics. Bronchial asthma requires treatment with antihistaminic drugs and bronchodilator. By giving...  Read Full »

Will GERD cause cough and wheeze?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old and have had acid reflux for the past five years. I have had a cough and whistling sound (wheezing?) with it for five years and over the past few months I have had rattling in my chest. The doctors cannot hear the rattling, but I feel it mostly when I lay down. In ad...  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it is very clear that you are suffering from too many problems in your teenage. First thing, I want to clarify is you are having morbid obesity. Also, you suffer from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease i.e. GERD. So you are having dry cough f...  Read Full »

Why do I experience weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, eye pain, and tremors?

Query: Hello doctor, It started with loose motions 15 days ago and a slight fever for a few minutes, followed by severe sweating. Loose motions were controlled with some medications. After five days, suddenly, I had whole-body flushing where the whole body felt hot from inside. It started from the head, ch...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All complaints except allergic rhinitis appear to be related to anxiety and depression. Just relax. You are normal as far as your body is concerned. You can continue your depression medications. I suggest taking Fluticasone (Fluticasone propionate) nasal spray, one...  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 »

Kindly go through my attached report and guide me with my health problems.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having bronchial asthma for the last seven to ten years. Currently, I am taking medications for it. I have had on and off flare-ups along with recurrent cold infections for a year. I am taking oral steroids also for short period. I am taking Wysolone 10 mg once daily for five to seve...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. Hope you are not in much discomfort. The chest x-ray is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the small dots are perihilar blood vessels and they are not an abnormality. As you are an asthma patient and in the COVID situat...  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 »

My 4-year-old has been having cough and cold from past one week and cannot sleep well at night. What medicines should I give?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a girl child who is 4 years old and weighs around 16 kilograms. She has been having cough and cold for the past 7 days and cannot sleep well during the night. I have been giving her Ambroxol syrup for the past 4 days, and I gave her Allerkid last night. What medication can I giv...  Read Full »


Dr. Radela Yvonne Cortes

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Does the patient have any fever? Is the patient a known asthmatic or with food and drug allergies? How was the response to Ambroxol and Allerkid? The cough and cold may be due to an infection (viral or bacterial), an allergy, or an asthma attack, among other possible...  Read Full »

What are the treatment modalities for allergic rhinitis with bronchial asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diagnosed with allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma for the past seven years. I recently visited my doctor. He prescribed Rhinoset Nasal Spray (night), Formoflo 100 mcg (twice a day), and Levomer 5 mg tablet (night). I have a cold now, and I am struggling a little to breathe. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Jebin Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Of course, you can take other medicines to improve your condition. Can you share (if you have) your old reports? Have you ever done an allergy test? Do you have eosinophilia? I need to see these things. Please revert with the details so that I can guide you further. Th...  Read Full »

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