A 50-year-old member asked:
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how to know if i have a respiratory infection or asthma or is it nothing?

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Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Get tested: Testing for asthma is a very simple process. It is mostly dependent on your oral history of attacks, when where and why. Respiratory infections can also be diagnosed through routine tests. If you think you are having symptoms of either, please get checked by your physician. Good luck.
Answered on May 1, 2014

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