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A 35-year-old male asked:

Quit smoking 14 years ago. slight dry cough 2 months, up back pain.2xrays, bloods, lung function test. all fine.seen specialist who suspect asthma. lc?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 16 years experience
Chronic dry cough: Your specialist might be right. It looks like you have been seen several times by your local physicians and were throughly evaluated with lab works and imaging studies. If your lung function test showed signs of airway obstruction and a significant response to bronchodilator challenge, you have a diagnosis of asthma. I suspect your specialist already did this test. Good luck.
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Asthma: It can be asthma, follow your specialist's advice. I suspect they checked for nasal allergies, sinusitis and acid reflux right?
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Last updated Aug 30, 2013

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