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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
U may: Asthma is considered a chronic disease, especially if it continues into adulthood. If u have not had asthma symptoms for 5 yr, u may be entering a quiescent period of asthma, called "remission". U should talk w ur allergist or pulmonologist, they may want to decrease or take u off ur controller medication for a period of time to see. It may come back later in life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Were you tested?: If you have been tested a course of treatment should have been prescribed. Depending on the severity of your asthma, various treatments may be started. Mild infrequent attacks may be treated with a rescue inhaler whereas more frequent severe attacks may require a controller inhaler to be added. The best course must be determined by you and your physician. Good Luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My peak flow reading is 550 litre per minute and 550 second reading is this good ? I don't have asthma
Very good: YES-just fine!Get a more detailed answer ›
Testing, discussion: Sometimes asthma is easy to spot. You start wheezing and having trouble breathing with exercise or viral illnesses. Or a chronic nighttime cough. However, if you aren't sure, such as a little tight cough after notable exercise, or if you're in the heat a lot, etc, then a visit to your doc can help. Sometimes pulmonary function testing (blowing into a special tube) can show if airflow is normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Take your medication: The most common reason for occurrence of asthma attacks is persistent airway inflammation leaving breathing tubes vulnerable to inhaled irritants & allergens. Regular use of controller medications like inhaled corticosteroids either alone or combined with long-acting bronchodilators or singulair reduces inflammation. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been coughing for 3 weeks, it is dry . I have asthma and sporadicaly crisis. What should I do?
Asthma and Cough: Your asthma might also be exacerbating and not as well-controlled as it needs to be. I would strongly consider seeing your asthma specialist to have repeat spirometry and possibly maximizing or changing to a different asthma controller regimen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Control?: If you have been diagnosed with asthma that is intermittent, there may be long periods between attacks. If you have been diagnosed with a persistent type and on a "controller" inhaler, you may be under very good control. If you have never, never had an attack, i'm not sure how the diagnosis was made. Both spirometry and history are used in the diagnosis. Need more info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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