A 19-year-old female asked:

I have bad shortness of breath, wheezing, pain in my lungs and a persistent cough. puffer only helps with wheezing and i feel like i am deteriorating?

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Stop Smoking: Your Asthma is exacerbated by Bronchitis; may be Viral or Bacterial Infection. And Smoking is causing more damage to this infection . Bronchodilator Inhalers would help temporarily but you need to get rid of Infection. Therefore you may need Antibiotic Rx and stop smoking. You are young, before you get the irreversible damage to your lung from smoking.You can do it.
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