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 Is this normal? [Regarding breathing]?
So...I read/searched online about this topic...some people say that it's something wrong inside you and some says it's normal...

Problem: Is it normal to breathe out of only one ...

 Is it possible to get a cough from the cold?
I got a pretty bad cough is it possible to get a cough from the cold?...

 i have sleep paralysis every night, it is extremley hard for me to breath, is this going to kill me?
this has happened my whole life, but in the past year it is happening 4-5 nights a week, sumtimes i feel like im out of my body flying threw the air at ridiculous speeds,i reach my destination and ...

 how to help someone having a asthma attack?
i have friends with asthma if they have a asthma attack how do I help ...

 hi everyone, can any one answer what does it means when xray shows right lung lesion?is it a tb?

 Having an asthma attack and can't find my inhaler?
I am having troubles breathing. I have not had a really bad asthma attack in like 10 years but all of a sudden tonight a big one hit. I usually have my inhaler really close so when my breathing gets ...

 my left lung hurts why?
my left lung has been hurting for the past week. it sometimes hurts when i take a deep breath and when i stretch. i saw 2 doctors in the past week they both said my lungs sounded clear and fine.

 Coughing until i throw up?
Ok- so here's the deal. I'm 18 and healthy. I have mild asthma and have some meds to deal with it. I also have a cough that is worse at night and causes me to cough and cough until i throw ...

 Otrivin nasal spray.. is it bad for me?
Okay, so I have allergies to pollen and plants.. so basically your season allergies. They are so annoying. I've been using Otrivin, also called xylometazoline hydrochloride, to de-congest my ...

 smelling cig smokes - not second hand smoke?
i know second hand smoke is worse then actually smoking, but i was wondering if me smelling a kid that SMELLS like smoke is bad for me?

there's this kid who sits in front of me and he ...

 sharp pain under left lung/ribcage area?
I'm in 9th grade, and today during my world history class randomly, this sharp stabbing pain hit me across my left lung, I couldn't breathe for like 5 seconds, and it hurt too much to talk. ...

 please help, smoking issue?
i have cough and headache....will smoking a cigarette in this condition will make my problem worse? or it wont matter? i smoke marlboro ...

 What is Rheumatoid arthritis?

 Asthma suffers - have you ever had a somewhat ongoing attack?
I'm 22 and I've been suffering from asthma the last few years. Over the last day or so I seem to be having kind of on ongoing attack if that makes sense. My inhaler doesn't offer me ...

 why do i cough blood¿¿?
sometimes i cough blood dont know why btw im 11...

 Rate of diffusion through mucus dependent upon which factor?

 Need help about quitting smoking?
I got uh let just say a friend who wants to stop smoking, I suggest him to buy NiQuitin, I dunno if that will work =/
The problem is, he said if he stop smoking he will start coughing a lot

 I've been having a common cold for 2 weeks now I'm throwing up?
Ok so I dnt hav the flu..I'm still coughing from my cold but I don't have fever or. Any other signs of a cold only coughs & when I'm cold I cough alot like a normal cold.. but I ...

 Coughing and feeling like I am going to throw up?
For a few weeks now, I just simply cough and when I start coughing, I feel like I am going to throw up, but I don't. Is this because of allergies or something? What's the cause and how can I...

 Can a haemophiliac die from a blood clot?
can someone with haemophilia even get blood clots?...

My two year old chihuahua has snorting/wheezing/stuffy nose mainly just in the morning for...?
...a few minutes or when he gets
My two year old chihuahua has snorting/wheezing/stuffy nose mainly just in the morning for a few minutes or when he gets really excited. It only lasts a few minutes and then dies down. It's like he has a cold or a bad stuffy nose and he's trying to get rid of the phlegm. He's still eating and playing as usual though. Anyone have any ideas as to what this is and should we take him to the vet? What can they do for him there?

Small dogs like chihuahuas have weaker esophagi which may cause them to cough, wheeze, etc more than other dogs. Keep an eye out for any changes in behavior and he should be fine. Also, if you have a collar on him try using a harness instead, it'll be easier on his neck/throat.

Anna Pierce
My chihuahua does it too. From what I have researched its called a reverse sneeze. Apparently its harmless

Today's tip was written by PAW volunteer and adopter Lynne Keffer. By the way, you can now access the Merck Veterinary Medicine manual online at http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp

Have you ever been startled by your dog exhibiting snorting, honking and gasping noises? Have you felt helpless while you watched your canine friend appear to be struggling to breathe?

What you probably witnessed is the condition in dogs known as reverse sneezing. It actually has nothing to do with sneezing, but is a spasm caused by an irritation of the soft palate. The soft palate is a soft, fleshy tissue extension off the hard palate, or roof of the mouth. Small dogs in particular can exhibit this behavior and certain breeds may be predisposed to it. It has sent many a distraught owner to the vet in panic.

Some animals can have this condition for their entire lives, or it may develop as the dog ages. During the spasm, the dog will usually turn her elbows outward and extend her neck while gasping inwards with a distinctive snorting sound. Gently massaging the throat area or pinching the dog's nostrils shut so she must breath through her mouth can help shorten the episode. Sometimes taking the dog outside in the fresh air stops the spasm. Once the attack ceases, all goes back to normal.

(Another technique sometimes used to stop a bout of canine reverse sneezing: behavior specialist Sarah Wilson suggests trying to get the dog to swallow, touching the back of the tongue if that is safe.)

It is thought that the pharyngeal spasm can be caused by a number of irritants, including dust and pollen, or household chemicals. Moreover, some dogs can launch an episode after eating, drinking or running around, or while pulling on the leash.

If your dog experiences this behavior fairly frequently and the episodes are severe, a trip to the vet is in order to determine other possible causes, which can include viral infections, polyps, excessive soft palate tissue, and nasal mites. However, many cases of reverse sneezing appear to have no identifiable cause.

There lives a small Chihuahua Beagle mix, Cynthia Louise, who possesses a certain PAW volunteer. Cindy was extremely prone to severe middle-of-the-night reverse sneezing episodes when she first came into the PAW program, sending her terrified then-foster mom (now devoted adopter) to the vet in alarm. The vet anesthetized her (Cindy, not her mom) and explored the little dog's sinus cavities as best she could to see if anything was embedded in her sinus passages. Nothing was found, and after a short course of anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics, Cindy recovered completely.

In hindsight, it seems quite likely that the time of year, autumn, with its accompanying

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from allergies (no I'm not a vet or in the medical field but have been told this by by vet). By purifying your air from airborne contaminants (like dust, pollen, etc) allergy symptoms can be reduced and even eliminated - a HEPA air purifier can do this. Thousands of humans have found relief with a HEPA air purifier, I hope your dog will too! Good luck -

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