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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Cough Variant Asthma

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What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better

What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better

Cough variant asthma: Is type of asthma where cough is the most salient symptom, dry cough, but still have other asthma signs, at times it might be the only symptom and hard to diagnose. As for the albuterol form: whichever works, so long it is taken in the right way and produces the desired effect, but albuterol is just a quick fix, you need comprehensive treatment as any other asthmatic, see an allergist/pulmonol ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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I'm allergic to small asthma puffers, are there any alternative treatments?

I'm allergic to small asthma puffers, are there any alternative treatments?

All of them?: There are several different kinds of albuterol and two other short acting beta agonists on the market. I would get tested to see if the allergy was to the medication itself or a stabilizer/propellent that carries the medication to you. ...Read more

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4yr with asthma been giving breathing treatments every 4 hours as directed, his cough is still continuous non-stop what can I do?

4yr with asthma been giving breathing treatments every 4 hours as directed, his cough is still continuous non-stop what can I do?

Asthma: It seems the asthma is not controlled and the medication in the treatments is not enough to control it now. If you have a walk in clinic open late or a close by er take him, he needs stronger medications to control it. ...Read more

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Asthma vs. Rad my son has cough variant asthma, he never wheezes during an attack, just coughs violently and uncontrolably. He recently has had this cough for the past week that he just can't shake. It get really bad in the first thing in mornings and at

Asthma vs. Rad my son has cough variant asthma, he never wheezes during an attack, just coughs violently and uncontrolably. He recently has had this cough for the past week that he just can't shake. It get really bad in the first thing in mornings and at

Kids : Kids do not have to wheeze to have asthma, as you have indicated that your son has cough variant asthma. The Flovent and ventolin are appropriate management from your physician. I am not sure what the urgent care physician was treating with the amoxicillin. Antibiotics are not used to treat wheezing or cough variant asthma or rad (simply meaning the airways react/narrow to stimulus such as infections, exercise, or allergies). Was the physician concerned about a bacterial infection? In that case the antibiotic would be appropriate. ...Read more

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How common is it to develop cough variant asthma as an adult?

How common is it to develop cough variant asthma as an adult?

Not Common: people often talk about cough variant asthma, but it really is asthma with cough as a symptom instead of wheeze. So if you are coughing see an allergist and have a breathing test called a spirometry. This will tell you if asthma is there or not. The most common cause of cough is post nasal drip and acid reflux can also play a big role. ...Read more

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How is cough-variant asthma diagnosed, versus "regular" asthma?

Difference...: "cough-variant" asthma is diagnosed when the primary symptom of bronchospasm is cough as opposed to wheezing, the usual sign of bronchospasm. The bronchospasm is treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers and the cough is controlled with this therapy. The cough in " cough-variant" asthma responds to the usual treatment of asthma. Cough is the primary sign instead of wheezing. ...Read more

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Is it likely for an adult to suddenly develop cough variant asthma?

Is it likely for an adult to suddenly develop cough variant asthma?

Cough : Persistent cough can be due to sinus infections, asthma, smoking, lung infection or disease and GERD. If your cough has lasted more than 2-3 weeks whether persistent or intermittent you really need to see your doctor and go through the list of possibilities for you. A cough is a mechanical way for the body to eliminate mucous from the lung which is normally migrates out without any effort. ...Read more

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Can you tell me things to keep in mind about cough variant asthma?

Can you tell me things to keep in mind about cough variant asthma?

Cough and asthma: Some people with asthma only have a cough and not the wheezing that the others get. There is a chance that you could progress to the standard form of asthma. With treatment the cough can improve. Usually the treatment. Is similar to other asthma treatments. Good luck feel better! ...Read more

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My son has cough for the past two months, it gets worst when he runs, his dr said its cough variant asthma, but he still got the cough?

My son has cough for the past two months, it gets worst when he runs, his dr said its cough variant asthma, but he still got the cough?

Other considerations: Your doctor may consider adding another medication, reviewing the delivery of his albuterol and his other asthma triggers. Additional medications may include controllers, such as inhaled steroids or montelukast. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more