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A 24-year-old female asked:

I am mostly worried about my cough-raspy. rasp in my throat and chest, after coughing i have to catch my breath, heart racing. wat is it, see a doc?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes....: A cough associated with shortness of breath should be evaluated by a doctor. It may be due to bronchospasm which can sometimes be diagnosed directly by a doctor and sometimes requires testing, like pulmonary function tests. If this is the problem, it can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. If you smoke, you need to quit asap to decrease airway inflammation.

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Last updated Dec 18, 2012

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