A 24-year-old female asked:
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distance runner. went for long run this afternoon (6pm), still coughing 4 hours later. took albuterol before the run and 3 puffs in the 4 hours after.

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Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough/asthma: I would talk to your doctor. Maybe you are coming down with a cold. If you normally run this amount and are having an issue, something is off.
Answered on Sep 10, 2013

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