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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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. Gauri Gadge

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. Zubayeralam

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 »

Does asthma cause difficulty in breathing in the morning after getting up?

Query: Hi doctor, My breathing issues came back before ten days. I was fine for a month. I had normal PFT, chest CTA and EKG. All the vitals were normal. I do not have any other health issues. I can run for seven kilometers. Doing exercise helped me a lot and my breathing got improved. I started exercisin...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to the statement, you are suffering from exertional dyspnea. As you have occasional wheeze along with negative results for respiratory tests, so it can be asthma. In this condition, investigations can be negative. You need to undergo...  Read Full »

What does lower lobe granuloma and elevated AEC in asthma patients indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cough with mild expectoration for the past six months, for which I had consulted a pulmonologist before the COVID-19 lockdown. Subsequently, I got an x-ray and PFT done, and I was told that I have mild early bronchial asthma. I took Formoterol, and symptoms subsided. But my main ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Jauhari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your AEC (absolute eosinophil count) is on the higher side, which means allergic levels are high. Your need to cough is due to the fibrosis seen in the left lung lower lobe - a sign of change in normal lung tissue. There is a small granuloma issue. Also, this can be du...  Read Full »

What possible diagnosis can cause palpitations, dizziness, hot face, and poor memory?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have been suffering from heart palpitations, dizziness, gasping for air upon falling asleep, and horrible fatigue. I recently started having a poor appetite, and I get a hot feeling in my face. Also, I get these times where I have poor memory and spaced out ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all investigations. All reports are looking normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Do you take alcohol or caffeinated drinks regularly? Do you suffer from anemia? Possible causes of your symptoms may be anxiety neurosis, obstructive...  Read Full »

What does acute left-sided chest pain with breathing problem indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acute chest pain for a short duration in both chests but severe in the left with breathing problems and increased breast size.  Read Full »


Dr. Sunil Kumar Nookala

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not specified the type and duration (hours or days) of pain. Is the pain radiating to any parts or localized and associated with any other difficulties? Please answer my questions.  Read Full »

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