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A 33-year-old male asked:

Possible to have asthma w/ no cough? i develop a wheeze/sob sometimes during exercise, in cold weather, allergen exposure, etc and is relieved with ventolin, but i never have coughing fits (only occasionally during laughter). asthma, something else?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe/not: Asthma is usually a lifelong process with a wide variation in its pattern. The symptoms overlap with many transient issues & some other disorders. Only a thorough review of your history, exam & possibly some testing could sort this out.

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