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A 24-year-old male asked:

can cold air cause breathlessness without asthma? it's my trigger but inhalers barely help! (ventolin, plus clenil and serevent (salmeterol) twice a day)

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Consider other cause: Cold air exposure is a common trigger. Could be undiagnosed/improperly treated asthma or another condition that mimics asthma like vocal cord dysfunction. Would suggest seeing specialist for further workup and evaluation. An allergist would be someone good to talk to.

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Last updated Jan 19, 2016

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