Will the common cold exacerbate my asthma?

Yes. The common cold is one of the most common triggers for acute exacerbations of asthma symptoms, especially in younger children.
Yes. Any infection, especially of the upper or lower respiratory tract, such as the common cold, can exacerbate asthma. Care should be rendered during any such infection to assure that your asthma remains stable.
Yes. Asthma is a condition that can have many triggers, including exercise, allergens, infections, irritants, etc. A common cold, usually due to a viral infection, can trigger an asthma reaction. If you feel an onset of asthma, regardless of the cause, start your inhalers and/or see your physician.
Yes. If your asthma is well controlled, using the appropriate medication and with rare need for a rescue inhaler you should be fine. If asthma is poorly controlled, or if you are unlucky, common colds, particularly chest colds (para-influenza viruses) are certainly capable of triggering an asthma attack. If it seems that an asthma attack is imminent, see a doctor sooner rather than later.

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Why is my 'asthma' feeling better with a common cold? Could the coughing be helping?

Mgt. I would recommend following an asthma action plan. Not all upper respiratory tract infections trigger asthma symptoms in the lower airway. If you do develop asthma symptoms, your Albuterol inhaler may provide relief. Read more...

Can a common cold or asthma cause Rhonchi sounds?

Yes. rhonchi are caused by a blockage in the airways or fluid in the bronchial passageway so yes asthma and less commonly common cold can be associated with rhonchi. Read more...