Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

How do You diagnose asthma

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
18 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Symptoms, testing: Asthma is a respiratory condition diagnosed by compatible symptoms in a person who demonstrates airway obstruction on a breathing test that improves a ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: Pulmonary function tests can help diagnose this.
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Asthma: Asthma generally presents with coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. There is often a family history of asthma and the episodes often have trigg ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: The flu shot has no live virus that can cause the flu.
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you have anything more than intermittent or mild asthma, you should consider seeing an allergist who can evaluate whether your asthma has an allerg ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Generally speaking asthma does not have radio graphic findings. COPD or emphysema does but they are different. Dx for asthma is made by clinical histo ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: doing pulmonary function test before and after a breathing treatment might help to diagnose asts accurately
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Shortness of breath: is a relatively common symptom of anxiety. The Relaxation Response, a book by Herbert Benson, can be helpful for you. Also, see a mental health prof ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Bronchospasm: Some infections can cause bronchospasm and can give you asthmatic symptoms even without a history of asthma. Penumonia is diagnosed by physical examin ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Can be treated: Asthma can run in some families. Try to avoid things that may start wheezing, such as catching RSV bronchiolitis, breathing second-hand smoke, or play ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month