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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that is caused by the thickening and narrowing of the airways in the lungs. The symptoms of asthma are difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, fatigue, etc. Certain conditions and environmental factors like exercise, flu, cold, extreme climate, and allergens can trigger the symptoms of asthma.

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Is asthma patient at risk for COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I had asthma at the age of 10. Now my age is 21. I was given Formonide 100 inhaler daily. For the past three to four years, I occasionally use that inhaler once in one or two months. During this Corona period, I am using it daily as a precaution. From next week onwards I have to go to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a panic attack about Coronavirus. You are a known case of asthma but well controlled now. Well, an asthmatic patient is more prone to get infected by the COVID-19 virus, as it primar...  Read Full »

I have an asthmatic problem. Do my feet become cold due to asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an asthmatic problem. I have headaches, nausea, and vomiting. In cold weather, my feet become too cold. Currently, I am taking the medication Foracort 200 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from asthma, headache, and cold. During the winter season, your feet become colder, and you usually suffer from headaches and nausea. If any person suffers from a...  Read Full »

My asthma is resurfacing and I have a high BP. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 64 years old, completely fit, 5 feet 2 and 118 lbs. I have a steps tracker. So, I know my resting heart rate is 67 beats per minute on average. I walk an average of 18,000 steps a day, may be more. I golf four times a week and usually walk. But, I did have asthma as a child, and i...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have not put forward any specific query about your health issue. What I have understood is that your average pulse rate is around 67 per minute. Your BP usually varies from 110/70 to 120/80 mmHg. But off late it is higher. It may be due to a stress related to the...  Read Full »

Can nail chemical scause allergies in asthmatic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have asthma and hardly use an inhaler. I went to the nail salon and got stuck waiting for three hours. I started to get headaches after the first hour. Then the pressure began to build in the face, and the nose burnt. I felt sick and thought I was going to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It looks like you initially had some allergic reaction to a chemical, maybe acetone, and with suspicion of superimposed bacterial infection. You can use over-the-counter antihistamines, like Allegra, once or twice dail...  Read Full »

I am experiencing clusters of nasal polyps. How can I get it treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old and have a history of PMH - chronic rhinitis with polyposis. I have suffered from the mentioned disease for 12 years, which is controlled with Mometasone and occasionally Fluticasone drops. I also take an antihistamine regularly, which helps even though my IgE allerg...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A solid endoscopy to rule out polyps is the greatest thing that can be done. The ear wax camera is not decisive, even if at first glance it appears to be a turbinate since polyps are normally white and pale, and the nasal steroids are continued. If used for more than 1...  Read Full »

I have a few respiratory symptoms. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female taking Salbutamol whenever required with a history of rhinitis or polyps. Ten weeks back, I started developing new symptoms such as a constant tingling sensation in the lower throat or windpipe, cough, raspy breathing, and chest tightness. Sometimes I feel lik...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Reddy Keesari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It looks like an active symptom of an asthma attack. Salbutamol is a short-acting beta agonist which is why it was not much helpful as it is given in stage 1 asthma. You need a pulmonary function test and based on...  Read Full »

I experience bronchiectasis and chest pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I experience bronchiectasis, chest pain, and shortness of breath due to mucus and phlegm. I have mild asthma and an allergy. I use a nebulizer and an inhaler and take a tablet Movex for asthma with saltwater.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your problem, but I could not open the images you had uploaded (attachment removed to protect the patients' identity). Please upload them again. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks.  Read Full »

I feel tightness in my chest despite taking medicines. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am frustrated with my asthma. I am 26 years old and developed asthma two years ago. It went untreated for almost a year, then I started taking Qvar (two puffs twice a day) and moved to Symbicort. I am currently on 180/4.5 of Symbicort, two puffs twice a day. While it helped a lot, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are two types of treatment for asthma control and relief. I would suggest you - 1. Use Levolin (Levosalbutamol) metered-dose inhaler (MDI) two to four puffs per day. 2. Take capsule AB Phylline (Acebrophylline) 100 mg twice a day. 3. Use Symbicort (Budesonide-Formo...  Read Full »

Why do I have allergic reactions from various triggers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an allergic reaction whenever I drink cold water, go out in the rain, expose myself to the cold breeze, or take a cold water bath. I get relief with cetirizine.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from vasomotor rhinitis. It is slightly different from allergic rhinitis. To be sure we need to get more details: Does rhinitis get triggered when you inhale dusty and polluted air? Does it worsen when you go close to flowers and pollen? Doe...  Read Full »

How to control episodes of asthma while pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently 13 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I have wheezing and coughing for over four weeks long. I was diagnosed as asthmatic, and inhalers do not work. The prescribed medications like Ventoline, Qvar, and Proair none work. I had no sleep for two days. Over-the-counter medicines do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing your query to me. As you said, you have been diagnosed with asthma well before, and at the same time, you are pregnant. Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways, and proper inhaler medicines are a must for optimal control. As per my knowledg...  Read Full »

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