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A 50-year-old female asked:

i had a asthma attack 8 weeks ago and still have dry cough , how long will that last?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Asthma: It seems your asthma is still not well controlled. I suggest you go back to your treating physician or consult an allergist to help you manage your asthma better. The cough will last until the asthma is controlled.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Cough=inflammation: So the cough that continues is often due to airway inflammation. While the bronchi and airways are open and you are not as "wheezy" or "tight, " your airways are still much more overactive than they are without this inflammation and this is a set up to another attack. More maintenance medication even a higher dose or sometimes steroids are used to help calm this inflammation down. Talk to ur dr.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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