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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
31 years experience Pediatrics
Asthma: depending your age, you may have a comprehensive pulmonary function test done and possibly with provocation if the initial results are normal.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Discuss with Ur doc: Wheezing in childhood is not always asthma.In fact the majority of kids have infection related wheezing that dissapears by school age. You are more li ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
No simple test: Recent new england journal articles discuss an interleukin pathway that, when altered, confers increased susceptibility to asthma. Asthma is multifact ... Read More
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Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
History, physical +: Your physician should talk to you and your child about her/his symptoms, examine your child, and may (based on this) order pulmonary function tests if ... Read More
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
39 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is not a test that can predict asthma.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Doctor: A doctor can evaluate yu to determine if you have asthma, preferably a allergist or pulmonologist.
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Dr. William Gershan
38 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Maybe: You should see someone for asthma (preferably a physician) if your symptoms are not well controlled or if the asthma is affecting your daily activitie ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
28 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Hard to answer : Where do you see the white dots? It is an unusual symptom unlikely related to asthma.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Very broad question: There is little to do for an acute attack without administering medications. The best approach is to get the child to calm down (good luck!) and try e ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
27 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Severe call 911: If moderate and the patient is doing 'ok' use the rescue inhaler and when stable should call primary md. Should rescue inhalers not work 911 or er if ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Positive test: Testing for these products relies on chemical markers that appear in urine, blood or hair, depending on the test used. Chewing tobacco will cause the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you are concerned about asthma, you should definitely see your doctor.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Start with GP: Many primary care docs have both the training & experience to deal with this common condition. When/if they decide you require a more intensive wo ... Read More

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