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How do you know when a cough is asthma?

How do you know when a cough is asthma?

Medication response: Your pediatrician can obtain a good symptoms history from you and can also try some breathing (or oral) medications. Depending on the history and your child's response to medications, your doctor can decide if asthma is likely. Depending on your child's age, a lung test can also help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Does asthma symptomps always include cough?

Does asthma symptomps always include cough?

Often, not always: cough is usually present, as excess mucus from inflammation is a problem. But some predominantly wheeze. Some cough exclusively (cough asthma). But - don't rule out asthma because cough is not present. Get checked, and be sure to perform spirometry befor and after a bronchodilator medication. ...Read more

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Asthma: what are some ways to control a cough for a child who has asthma?

Asthma: what are some ways to control a cough for a child who has asthma?

Cough with asthma: Child may be having bronchospasms which need to be teated with medications (albuterol) please have your pediatrician properly evaluate your child. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a cough asthma? How is that different from asthma?

What does it mean to have a cough asthma? How is that different from asthma?

Cough variant asthma: Cough variant asthma is commonly a mild form of asthma. The hallmark of traditional asthma is a whistling noise with breathing known as a wheeze. In cough variant, there is less frequently a wheeze and more commonly a cough. The common medicines for asthma usually treat it. ...Read more

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Why is it that when i lay on my side my cough ( I have asthma) gets really deep?

Why is it that when i lay on my side my cough ( I have asthma) gets really deep?

Reflux?: You may also have reflux disease wherein stomach contact may backup to cause your cough when you lie on your side. You should consult your doctor about this. ...Read more

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My child has asthma but sometimes cough during the night what should I give him?

My child has asthma but sometimes cough during the night what should I give him?

Night time cough: In an asthmatic means that asthma isn't fully controlled, first he needs to take his asthma medications as prescribed, and second , better be seen by an asthma specialist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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My cough is especially worse at night. Could this be symptoms of asthma; i'm a nonsmoker?

My cough is especially worse at night.  Could this be symptoms of asthma; i'm a nonsmoker?

Yes: Coughing can always be a symptom of asthma, specially if it wakes you up in the middle of the night, even as a nonsmoker. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with asthma when i get sick from a cold I am left with a bothersome cough sometimes it is uncontrollable. Is this asthma as we'll?

I was diagnosed with asthma when i get sick from a cold I am left with a bothersome cough sometimes it is uncontrollable. Is this asthma as we'll?

Yes: A simple upper respiratory viral infection can definitely trigger asthma symptoms. Might be a good idea to use your asthma inhalers for the duration of such events. ...Read more

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I have a sp02 reader at home i'm usually fine but have a cough 02, levels are showing 92% should I get some help apart from asthma usually 99/100%?

I have a sp02 reader at home i'm usually fine but have a cough 02, levels are showing 92% should I get some help apart from asthma usually 99/100%?

Repeat it: If the po2 level keeps on getting lower, you need to see your doctor. If you have no symptoms , just a low po2 finding, then you can likely wait another day and recheck it again. Right now, it does not appear to be a life-threatening event. ...Read more

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