Q. I have a problem in taking a deep breath while inhaling the entire day. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Alexander Davis, Md
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 08, 2020

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 increased burping after meals or drinking even water
Took pantop dsr(2 times a day) and acinil liquid(3 times a day) but no change
No other symptoms


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 are safer and more efficient.

I wish you a speedy recovery!

The Probable causes:

Compromised lung function

Investigations to be done:

Covid-19 PCR test
Covid-19 antibody test

Differential diagnosis:

Other infection
CA mass

Probable diagnosis:


Treatment plan:

*Covid test as mentioned above
*Test for bacterial infection
*Sonography of the upper abdomen
*Take Gaviscon liquid instead of the current stomach protecting drugs

Regarding follow up:

Pls. report back when the Covid-19 test result will have arrived.

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