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A 47-year-old female asked:

Is tightness of the lungs and a persistant cough an asthma symptom?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Srinivas Mummadi
Pulmonology 19 years experience
Yes: Chest tightness, shortness of breath, dry cough are considered classic symptoms of asthma. Please talk to your doctor regarding your symptoms.
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Allergy 20 years experience
Yes: Typical symptoms for asthma include chest tightness , shortness of breath , cough and wheezing

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