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Dear sir i am having chronic cough for past years here they finally diagnosed couhh variant asthma. what should i do now. its not settling easily?

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Dr. Al Hegab answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

is whom you need to see and follow up with, asthma of any type or severity is luckily a controlloble disease and you should have a normal and productive life style, check www.aaaai.org or www.acaai.org for an Allergist (asthma specialist) in your area, goodluck

Answered Jan 16, 2015

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Dr. Michael Perez answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

The lungs and airways are hyperreactive and this may be from underlying irritation and inflammation. The inhalers such as albuterol four times a day may be helpful. Additionally, a long acting inhaler such as symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or dulera may help with more lasting relief. Keep a log of frequency of coughs. You need to give it a couple of weeks to see improvement. Than it's back to the doctor for recheck.

Answered Jan 16, 2015

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Are you on an albuterol or Advair inhaler? usually they start with albuterol if that does not work add Pulmicort or Advair and the possibly Singulair (montelukast) and/or antihistamines.Check triggers ( like pets) Discuss with doctor/allergist/pulmonologist

Answered Jan 16, 2015

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Dr. Julan Crane answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

You should be on medication for asthma. If you are still having asthma symptoms then revisit your doctor. You should be able to be symptom free with correct medications.

Answered Feb 27, 2017

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