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sometimes i have a coughing asthma attack. what should i do?

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Dr. Alan Goldsobel
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your MD: Cough is a very common symptom of asthma. This can be brought on by a cold, allergies, exercise. You should use your rescue inhaler (albuterol) and if frequent, see your md to see if you need more or better treatment to get better asthma control.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Asthma plan: Having a plan for attacks prepared with your allergist or pulmonologist is useful. Keeping albuterol (or other rescue inhaler) on your person helps. If you have a great many of these attacks, starting an inhaled steroid and trying to reduce allergen exposure helps.
Answered on Mar 21, 2012
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
4 most common causes of chronic cough: asthma, post-nasal drip, reflux, medication-induced. You could have one, two or all of the above contributing.
Mar 15, 2012
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment...: Coughing can be a sign of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Treatments include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as avoiding known triggers. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment, especially if your symptoms are worsening.
Answered on Oct 18, 2016
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