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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have asthma, two nights ago i had a really bad cough and my inhaler didnt really help, voice is raspy + quiet after talking, sore throat, itchy neck?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Need evaluation: The description is entirely consistent with asthma exacerbation, despite poor response to (albuterol?) the previous night. This should be evaluated promptly a) to rule out alternative possibilities and b) to initiate appropriate therapy. Home peak flow monitoring and an asthma action plan are tools used for situations such as this (discuss with your doctor).
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: I would recommend a review of your asthma action plan and detailed medical history. It sounds like your asthma is not well controlled. Healthtap.com/DosanjhMD code for appointments: NCYHPZ

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Last updated May 9, 2015

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