A 49-year-old female asked about a 17-year-old female:
A question about my 17 year old. she played competitive sports for years and never had a problem with shortness of breath. now,dr. thinks she could have asthma. no wheezing. just some shortness of breath that started yesterday. thoughts?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 24 years experience
There are several viruses that cause inflammation of the bronchioles/bronchi and can lead to wheezing. Asthma is a chronic problem which involves more than one episode of wheezing. If your child has had several episodes of this wheezing and shortness of breath, then the diagnosis is justified. Occasionally other wheezing and shortness of breath are treated with the same meds as Asthma.
Reviewed Apr 21, 2021
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Reviewed Apr 24, 2021
Last updated Apr 24, 2021
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