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How do you know when a cough is asthma?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Need Eval...

To determine if your cough is due to bronchospasm, you need go be evaluated by your doctor. If your doctor hears wheezing, then bronchospasm is present.
If no wheezing is heard, you may need pulmonary function testing to determine if there is bronchospasm present.

In brief: Need Eval...

To determine if your cough is due to bronchospasm, you need go be evaluated by your doctor. If your doctor hears wheezing, then bronchospasm is present.
If no wheezing is heard, you may need pulmonary function testing to determine if there is bronchospasm present.
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