Difficulty In Breathing

The inability to draw a complete breath is called difficulty in breathing. Various conditions can result in difficulty breathing, such as lunch conditions (asthma, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and hypertension), heart problems (coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure), allergies, hiatal hernia, etc.

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Dr. Hala Haq


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Kindly suggest medications for high fever due to COVID-19.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 47 years old. I tested COVID-19 positive. I started mild fever before six days until yesterday I had only a mild fever 98-99 F. Since last night, my temperature has gone up to 101 and not reducing. I have not started taking any medicine until now. Which medicine should I start to...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You must not worry, but you must take adequate precautions and necessary treatment. The precaution is trying to ensure your family members do not get infected along with you. You must isolate yourself at home and take suggested measures. However, if the condition w...  Read Full »

Why do I feel suffocated and anxious when I wear mask?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a chronic DM type 2 patient with hypertension and hypothyroidism. I have a history of TIA in the past. Off late, I can say with the start of Corona, while outdoors, I feel very suffocating, weak, and anxious. I think it may be due to wearing masks. I do not feel such problems at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

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How is the cause of breathing difficulty and blood in sputum diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is experiencing breathing difficulty, which relieves by inhaler, and O2 saturation is 93 to 95. The patient coughs out phlegm with blood and has no fever. He is negative for COVID-19 and TB. He has pain in the back and right arm. I want someone to reread the CT scan. He has a...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from difficulties breathing, productive cough with phlegm, and blood. Your HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) of the chest has shown a mass-like consolidati...  Read Full »

Is my father's treatment being done properly?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 65 year old, slim and athletic body male. He did not have diabetes or any health issues in the past. He was a little unwell for about last one week. He had a slight fever for about three to four days, following which he only had some cough without any fever for two days....  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is possible to have such clinical picture after heavy chest infection in an elderly male (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, a few things which do not fit into classic case scenarios of septic encephalopathy are he did not have continuous fever befo...  Read Full »

Why do I find it difficult to take a deep breath the entire day?

Query: Hello I have a problem in taking a deep breath while inhaling ALL DAY(feeling like the breath doesnt go deep enough) for more than a month now. Normal breathing is fine but deep breathing is an issue Have a very mild cough in the morning. NO breathing issue while sleeping. Noticed an increa...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, Thank you for getting in touch with iCliniq. Have you been tested for Covid-19? If no then pls. do it. The symptoms you describe fit to a young individual with mild Covid-19. At to your stomach medication, pls. chance to Gaviscon (alginate) Liquid. Skip the pantop and the acinil. Alginates a...  Read Full »

Why is there persistent cough and cold with breathing difficulty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a cough and cold for the past 15 days. In the past, I used to get cough due to acute pharyngitis, so this time also I went to ENT and got medicines, Azithromycin, CP Maleate, Cetirizine Paracetamol; after using these, I got some relief. But four days back, I went to a...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting your query. First of all, there is nothing serious to be worried about. I need to know whether your breathing difficulty is mild or severe. Most likely, you have got a repeated throat infection (Pharyngitis) with constriction of airways (bronchospasm...  Read Full »

What can cause chest pain, breathing difficulty, and bluish discoloration of nails?

Query: Hi, I am experiencing chest pain (not continuous) since last week. Sometimes I have difficulty breathing and frequently I have sore throat and sleep problems. But more than two weeks now I noticed the change in the color of my nails, both hands and feet (from reddish before, now they're pale violet/...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, Thank you for your question.You did the right thing by contacting us. I read very carefully what you wrote and unfortunately I come to the conclusion that you are suffering from a severe lung infection with hypoxia. Since we are in the midst of a pandemic it could very well be COVID-19 in an ...  Read Full »

Why is there pain and swelling in the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male with a weight of 90 kg and a height of 5.10 feet. I have an issue with swelling in the stomach for the past two days and have pain on the sides. I am not able to breathe smoothly. I also get pain while pressing it so that I cannot stand and sit properly. I current...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it seems to be due to gastritis. Given your weight and use of Nexpro (Esomeprazole), a proton pump inhibitor tends to cause bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel and gaseous symptoms. You can try, Tablet Itopride SR 150 mg half an hour before meals. And try...  Read Full »

Are difficulty in breathing and swollen nodes symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had chest pain when breathing deeply for the past two days now. When I move, I also have a dull pain. One of my neck lymph nodes are swollen, and whenever I move my neck, it hurts in the swollen spot. I live with my mom, and she just got tested for COVID-19, which was negative. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hira Chaudhry

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I am glad that you did not ignore your symptoms and decided to consult with a specialist. Pain in the chest with difficulty in breathing should not be overlooked because it indicates an underlying condition. You also mentioned that you have a s...  Read Full »

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