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Have asthma, shortness of breath, dry cough and itchy throat. Any suggestion?

Hi im on day 9 of being ill I started off short of breath an feeling unwell..I have asthma so went to the doc thet said its a virus after blood test an chest x rsys I seem to be ok one day then terrible the nect I now have a dry cough that drives me mad as my throat is itchy breathing still not rite an dry mouth.....can you help or surgest any think that will get me better as feel not improving...
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
Hi I have gone through your complaints.
As you are having asthma you symptoms usually start with mild upper respiratory tract infection.
In case of asthma the only dictum is ' prevention is better than cure ' .
You should avoid all the triggering factors like cold climate, allergens , cold water etc like the food to which you are allergic. You can continue the medicines which were prescribed by your doctor.
The cough is mainly due to bronchoconstriction. You need to use bronchodilator as and when needed.
Thank u. Good day
Recover soon
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Pulmonologist Dr. Modini Venkatarao's  Response

you are an asthma patient suffering with acute attack may be due to viral infection

so you need medication with inhaler / nebuliser treatment for relief

so consult your GP take advice

asthma need continuous treatment with inhalers in the following course


Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Mayank Bhargava's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
You are most likely suffering from acute exacerbation of allergic bronchial asthma.
Presence of itchy throat, history of asthma with shortness of breath suggests the diagnosis.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ chest physician and should go for thorough check up.
You should take antiallergic along with montelukast, aminophyllines, bronchodilators.
You should also opt for inhalation therapy as medicines is required in low dose and directly goes to lungs.
You should also perform hot steam inhalation.
Avoid cold drinks and oily foods.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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