Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
199 Doctors are Online

Breathing problem at night during winter season. Relief with Bro Zedex cough syrup. Possible cause?

I have a problem in breathing at night times in winter season only. in day time there is no problem. only on night times i suffered in breathing. what is the problem for that? am using Bro ZEdex cough syrub, when im using the syrub i will be normal, if once i forget to take in a single day then i will be in trouble for breathing. i suffered by 3 years.
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  815
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi there!
Welcome to healthcare magic ! Thanks for writing!

Does anyone in your family suffer from any allergy or asthma? Your symptoms sound like asthma. Asthma is a respiratory condition which can be triggered by an allergy to anything at all. in your case, cold air could be the trigger. Cold air can cause narrowing of the airways in sensitive individuals , and cause difficulty in breathing. The syrup contains an anti-allergen, as a result of which your symptoms reduce, even if temporarily. You need to consult a doctor, who will advise blood test and breathing tests to assess the severity. And then, medications may be prescribed.

The following conservative measures can be taken:

Wear a scarf over nose and mouth.
Avoid exposure to direct blasts of cold air.
Use medication appropriately.
Keep quick relief rescue inhalers close by.
If exercising, try to do it indoors.

Take care!

Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Sujoy Khan's  Response
Hello Karthi,
Bro Zedex cough syrup conatins terbutaline sulphate 1.25 mg, bromhexine hydrochloride 4 mg, guaiphenesin 50 mg, menthol 2.5 mg/5 mL (as per MIMS) and you can see that antihistamine and bronchodilator both are present.
It is therefore you have developed allergic asthma or allergic hyperreactive airways that helps when you take the syrup.
You will need a full allergy testing (aeroallergens) and a pulmonary function test to see what the allergies are and if you have developed asthma.
Specific recommendations regarding antihistamines and inhalers can then be given.

Answered: Wed, 21 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor