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Can asthma affect only one lung

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Asthma is primarily a small airway disease and thus would involve both lungs. One sided lung involvement is indicative of an obstructive problem. See ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
18 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It can.
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Asthma flare up: Although bronchial inflammation and constriction usually happen in both lungs, the exacerbation can occur mainly in one lung especially if there is as ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Limits of Internet: This is serious and you will not get any answers on the internet. Please follow the advice and testing or evaluation of your medical team providing yo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Follow your doc: Follow your doctor's advice and don't diagnose yourself. Symptoms can overlap between different entities and if they started you on a treatment plan, ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: A lung function study is usually performed as part of an evaluation by a pulmonary specialist or allergist who treats asthma. Who & where this may ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wouldn't think so : Asthma can/does produce scarring in some patients & one lung may be more involved than the other. However, asthma on the molecular level is based ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes,see doctor: It is difficult to say on this evidence if the lung lesions are benign. they may be. The only way to know for sure is abiopsy. I would strongly recomm ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McMahan
48 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Asthma: Asthma can be caused by allergy, infections, gerd and many other factors often in combination. To better control asthma look and control the causes - ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Localized irritation: A person with asthma has a greater tendency toward symptoms continuously. If there is a localized irritation from a procedure or inflammation it could ... Read More
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