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I'm half breathing and cannot sleep. i don't know if i have…

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I'm half breathing and...

I'm half breathing and cannot sleep. i don't know if i have asthma

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Can't sleep everytime i cough my stomach tightens also have a runny nose breathing from my mouth along with when i lay down i start wheezing but no mucus whatsoever

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

No vomiting or nausea. I've had this going on 2days now

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I used to have an inhaler

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Your symptoms are suggestive of post nasal drip and/or reflux laryngitis.

The clinical presentation of post nasal drip are combination of any of the following;

1) a sensation of something draining into the throat,

2) a need to clear the throat,

3) a tickle in the throat,

4) nasal congestion, or

5) a nasal discharge.

The treatment is;

1) nasal saline spray; do not need prescription for it.

2) nasal corticosteroids / nasal cromolyn / nasal antihistamines may also be needed,

3) oral leukotriene inhibitors and

4) oral antihistamines; you may try Claritin D which is over the counter

Reflux laryngitis or laryngopharyngeal reflux or extraesophageal GERD, differs from traditional GERD in that it does not manifest as heartburn. The common causes of chronic cough are postnasal drip (also called upper airway cough syndrome), asthma, and reflux laryngitis / gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Following measures are helpful for reflux laryngitis:

1) Small 5-6 meals a day.

2) Last meal should be eaten 3 hours before lying down.

3) Avoid; fried or fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, coffee, carbonated beverages, citrus fruits or juices, tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, vinegar.

4) Eat slowly so air is not swallowed.

5) Swallowing therapy by a speech-language pathologist.

6) Lose weight if obese or overweight.

7) Elevate the head of the bed by 6 inches.

8) Avoid tight clothing.

9) Stop smoking, if you do.

Please see the resource;

http://www.medicinenet.com/reflux_laryngitis/article.htm

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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