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I am very short of breath and wheezing a lot, no known cause,

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I am very short of breath and wheezing a lot, no known cause, what should I do
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

you could be having asthma or severe allergic asthma.

Dr. David :

drinking more fluids will not help asthma.

Dr. David :

you need to see a doctor and get your lungs checked for asthma

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with a pulmonary function test.

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you might benefit from an inhaler for astham

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asthma

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to help open up your airways

Customer: What right this second at 1230
Dr. David :

and stop the wheezing and help your breathing.

Dr. David :

you can go to the A&E now

Dr. David :

or you can wait to see a doctor tomorrow.

Customer: What shall I do now I can't stop coughing and wheezing really short of breath
Dr. David :

then you should go to the A&E right now

Dr. David :

they can give you a steroid treatment

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and a ventolin inhailer and you will feel better right away.

Dr. David :

A&E emergency departments are open 24 hours a day.

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and are meant to be used in these situations.

Customer: How will I get there don't want to wake my family
Dr. David :

you should wake your family

Dr. David :

you should let them know you are short of breath

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and this is a real medical emergency situation

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and take a cab to the A&E department

Customer: I have tried and they told me to get water
Dr. David :

and tell the doctors there you are wheezing and short of breath

Dr. David :

and are having an asthma attack.

Dr. David :

well, that is not the right answer.

Customer: I'm really scared no one will help me
Dr. David :

yes, the doctors at the A&E will help you

Dr. David :

you should go to the hospital now.

Dr. David :

and take a cab and be seen

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doctors there know how to treat asthma attacks.

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and you will feel better right away.

Dr. David :

this is very serious.

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there is no need to suffer.

Dr. David :

go to the A&E

Dr. David :

tell your family that is what you are going to do

Dr. David :

I am a doctor.

Customer: My dad won't let me go he's saying I'm fine and just looking for attention I can't leave my house
Dr. David :

if my 17 year old daughter had these symptoms, I would bring her to the ER

Dr. David :

that is boardering on child abuse.

Dr. David :

if you are having an asthma attack

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go see a doctor tomorrow then.

Customer: Will it get better tonight then?
Dr. David :

most likely not.

Dr. David :

not without medications to help open up your airways.

Dr. David :

you can use benadryl

Dr. David :

do you have any benadryl at home

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or steroids or allergy medications?

Customer: I have beconase nasal spray
Dr. David :

ok try that.

Dr. David :

and try to find some benadryl

Dr. David :

take 25 or 50mg of it tonight.

Dr. David :

and see a doctor tomorrow.

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do you have any other questions?

Customer: Are you sure it is asthma?
Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

asthma can cause wheezing and shortness of breath.

Customer: I don't have it normaly
Dr. David :

you could be having an asthma attack

Dr. David :

that can happen when you are exposed to allergens

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like pollen

Customer: my hay fever is at it's worse at the minute
Dr. David :

or cut grass

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or if you spent a day outside.

Dr. David :

see.

Dr. David :

your hay fever is an allergy which can worsen allergic asthma or asthma caused by severe allergies.

Dr. David :

i knew it.

Dr. David :

you need to be on allergy medications for your hay fever.

Dr. David :

like allegra or claritin or zyrtec.

Dr. David :

or benadryl at night.

Dr. David :

you need to get some

Customer: I have some they just don't help me at all?
Dr. David :

you might have to try different brands or higher doses

Dr. David :

or your allergies might be bad enough to need steroids.

Customer: i have been backwards and forwards several times due to my hayfever and it's not getting any easier, I am awake at night and struggle all day :(
Dr. David :

I am sorry.

Dr. David :

you need to use benadryl at night.

Dr. David :

many of these medications are over the counter.

Dr. David :

I am sorry your parents are not bringing you to see a doctor.

Dr. David :

you need to see a GP doctor asap.

Customer: i have been!
Customer: I'll try get an app in the morn
Dr. David :

good idea.

Dr. David :

ask about asthma treatments.

Dr. David :

good luck

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