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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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 »

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 slight fever for 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, cheeks,...  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 nasal spray, one spray in each nostril 12 hou...  Read Full »

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. ...  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 you ...  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 on and off flare upside 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 seven days...  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 si...  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 »

Why does my bedridden father cough even after giving nebulizer?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 82 years old. Currently, he is in bed. We use pads for him. He eats well, but he has a cough. So we give him a nebulizer twice daily, but now while nebulization, we can hear the sound of his cough. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This cough sound is not precisely cough but a wheeze (what we call it in medical language). Wheeze is a prevalent feature of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease- bronchial asthma). This could also be a sputum collection in the airway. Is there a previous histo...  Read Full »

What causes chest tightness, throat itchiness, and the feeling of something stuck in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. For almost a month, I have been experiencing tightness of the chest, itchiness of the throat, and I feel there is something stuck in my throat. I am currently taking Zykast for the itchiness of the throat. I also have a health history of asthma and allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Gadge Gauri Narendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned, you are worried about your symptoms. Considering your history and previous symptoms, you may be having asthma as well as pharyngitis at present. I would still advise you some investigations to confirm the diagnosis. If you have asthma, I will...  Read Full »

Why do I have difficulty breathing along with a headache almost every day?

Query: Hi doctor, I have difficulty in breathing along with headaches every day.   Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your medical history and CBC (complete blood count) report) (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your CBC does not show any significant abnormal values. Slight deviations are seen and they are insignificant. Regarding breathing diffi...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take my blood pressure and asthma medicines on a long-term basis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Montair LC, Deriphyllin 150 mg, Losar H, Aztor 10 mg, and Seroflo 250 inhaler for ten years for blood pressure, asthma, and cholesterol. Kindly guide me on whether it is suitable to take these medicines for a longer period. Moreover, any substitutes available for these med...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from hypertension, bronchial asthma, and hypercholesterolemia for the last ten years. You have been taking Montair LC, Deriphyllin, Losar H, Aztor, Seroflo 250 inh...  Read Full »

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