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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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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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What to do if I have a dry cough. I've had it for about 2 weeks. Can it mean i might have asthma?

What to do if I have a dry cough. I've had it for about 2 weeks. Can it mean i might have asthma?

Can't tell: This may be the result of a recent viral infection or something else. If the cough is bothersome or lasts for more than a month, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is having cough at bedtime means. Is this allergy , cold, Asthma. ?

 What is having cough at bedtime means. Is this allergy , cold, Asthma. ?

Not sure: There is a propensity for asthma to flare at nighttime. However, without any previous history, a new nocturnal cough may more likely be related to postnasal drip or laryngeal irritation from a cold, nighttime dryness, allergic or non-allergic rhinitis causes, or acid reflux. ...Read more

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Four weeks with rattle in chest when deep inhalation. No pain or cough. Have mild asthma but this seems different.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Four weeks with rattle in chest when deep inhalation.  No pain or cough.  Have mild asthma but this seems different.

See doctor: When there is something different, you need to consult your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis ? What does this mean , (asthma, coughing and flem , no fever pain in,chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesnt stop and fl

Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis ? What does this mean , (asthma, coughing and flem , no fever pain in,chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesnt stop and fl

Poor Asthma Control: Sounds like you have a history of poorly controlled asthma. With 4 months of worsening cough and atelectasis on CXR I would recommend seeing a physician who specializes in managing asthma like an allergist or pulmonologist if not already done so in order to get better control of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a dry cold feeling in my lungs when I breathe. I don't have a cough, asthma, and I don't smoke. I just have a runny nose. What could it be?

I have a dry cold feeling in my lungs when I breathe. I don't have a cough, asthma, and I don't smoke. I just have a runny nose. What could it be?

Viral uri: A runny nose is most commonly caused by a viral upper respiratory infection. Other causes include allergies, excessive tearing (tears drain out the nose) and very rarely a leak of cerebrospinal fluid (usually only after trauma). Of these, only allergies are likely also to cause symptoms in your chest. ...Read more

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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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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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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