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Hi....i have cold and wheezing cough for which i am feeling difficult to breath what to do ?
Posted Sat, 14 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 24 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

Cold , wheezing, cough and difficulty in breathing means you are most likely having an asthma, then you need to get antibiotics prescribed from your physician. Along with antibiotics, you might need a brochodilator inhaler like asthalin or nebulisation.

There are some general measures that can help you in reducing the problem-
1. Avoid dust, excessive humidity, sudden change in temperatures and any known allergen.
2.Start antiallergics in combination with antiinflammatory agent like montelukast. You can get these prescribed from your physician.
3. Use XXXXXXX warm water for drinking.
4. Take steam inhalation twice daily - Take hot water in a vessel, put eucalyptus oil in it. Inhale it by covering with a blanket. See to it that fans/AC are not on during this and after some time also i.e. around 10-15 minutes.
5. Avoid all irritants like perfumes, soot, etc.
6.Use nasal decongestant or steroid drops or sprays for decongestion which encourages drainage.
7.Use a humidifier in your room.

I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.
Wishing you good health.


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