Sometimes... Asthma is characterized by recurrent bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Symptoms can include recurrent coughing as well as shortness of breath and wheezing. It occurs in episodes so episodic coughing can be a feature. See your doctor for diagnosis as well as treatment.
Possibly. The symptoms of asthma include: shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, cough, trouble breathing. Cough can be caused by a variety of diseases the most common being: asthma, post nasal drip and reflux disease.
When should I worry about a chronic cough in a seven year old with a history of asthma but not asthma attacks in two years?
Asthma & cough. Generally, you don't have to worry. Asthma is a well known cause of chronic cough. As long as your child is breathing comfortably you do not need to change his/her medication. The other common causes of chronic cough are allergies and post-nasal drip, which are annoying but not serious. As long as there is no fever and no thick gray, greenish sputum, there are no reasons for concern.
Asthma. Chronic cough in a seven year old with an asthma history can be a signal that the asthma is not well-controlled, despite the absence of "attacks". Your child should be evaluated by their physician, as they may benefit from preventive treatment. Chronic cough may also be caused by a host of other conditions, so your child would benefit from a visit to their doctor.
Chronic cough. Oftentime chronic coughing is the first sign of asthma, even without wheezing. Chronic cough could also be a sign of reflux, allergies, postnasal drip, sinus and other conditions. I do believe it is worthwhile discussing this with a cough specialist such as an allergist or pulmonary doctor.
Somtimes yes it is. Asthma can present as a chronic cough, usually there is some wheeze associated with it.
There is. There is. It's called spirometry or a spirogram. There's a more involved version of the test often referred to as pulmonary function testing or PFTs. This is usually conducted through a primary care provider or a pulmonologist and is not commonly available in an emergency department or urgent care setting.
It Can Happen. Yes, but that means the asthma may not be controlled. Call your doctor.
Yes. Asthma causes a chronic cough. Make sure you control your kid's asthma! Good luck!
Asthma/other causes. One of the symptoms of asthma is cough. Uncontrolled asthma may result in a chronic cough. Other causes such as infections, structural abnormalities, reflux/aspiration should also be considered. Smokers who are near your child may worsen their asthma symptoms, since smoke irritates the airway. It is important to keep smoke away from your child. PRMG fax 858 259 9689 for? S.
Yes. Cough can even be the only noticeable asthma symptom. Usually is worse at night or after exercise.
Bronciectasis & asthma related chronic cough has made my life a torment, so far inhalors are not stopping this, is there any way to stop cough?
Yes. Have you been evaluated for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa)? It is a condition more common in asthmatics where there is an allergic reaction to aspergillus mold leading to uncontrolled asthma symptoms and bronchiectasis. Treatment involves daily oral steroids and sometimes anti-fungal therapy (though the latter is more controversial; I have had success using this in some patients).
sinusitis/GERD? A chronic sinusitis or gerd can result in difficulties such as this. Gerd, when it affects the airways can be relatively silent and it may take 3 mos of very aggressive (2x/day potent acid suppressant & elevating the head bed) to give benefit. Instead of a dry powder inhaler (advair), which can be irritating, mdi inh. Cortisone breathed in slowly & gently via a spacer may work better for her.
Dear sir I am having chronic cough for past years here they finally diagnosed couhh variant asthma. What should I do now. Its not settling easily?
Asthma specialist. Is whom you need to see and follow up with, asthma of any type or severity is luckily a controlloble disease and you should have a normal and productive life style, check www. Aaaai. Org or www. Acaai. Org for an Allergist (asthma specialist) in your area, goodluck.
Use your inhaler. The lungs and airways are hyperreactive and this may be from underlying irritation and inflammation. The inhalers such as albuterol four times a day may be helpful. Additionally, a long acting inhaler such as symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or dulera may help with more lasting relief. Keep a log of frequency of coughs. You need to give it a couple of weeks to see improvement. Than it's back to the doctor for recheck.
Asthma. Are you on an albuterol or Advair inhaler? Usually they start with albuterol if that does not work add Pulmicort or Advair and the possibly Singulair (montelukast) and/or antihistamines. Check triggers (like pets) Discuss with doctor/allergist/pulmonologist.
Asthma. You should be on medication for asthma. If you are still having asthma symptoms then revisit your doctor. You should be able to be symptom free with correct medications.
Allergies to many meds; now chronic cough. I'm 40, never had asthma, but could I have it suddenly now? Drs ask if I have it, but how would I know?
Chronic cough. Although, there's cough variant asthma, but before this diagnosis is made, other more common conditions may need to be ruled out. You mentioned allergies, which is another cause of cough. Acid reflux is frequent and is underdiagnosed cause of cough. Chronic bronchitis is another cause, so before asthma is diagnosed, i'd look into other causes as well.
Yes you can. Though asthma usually appears in childhood, it can appear later in life. To rule out anything else, get tested by your physician. A simple, very detailed history (include family members) and a spirometry test should be sufficient. Don't forget to include any allergies, and specific places where you may be having symptoms (at work, bedroom, around animals, etc. Good luck.
If u been told b4. Drug allergy and celiac don't directly increase asthma risk. Adult-onset asthma is one of several common causes of chronic cough at 40, Asthma often returns; knowing this makes asthma meds worth a try. Also helpful: X-rays, family story, physical exam, spirometry (blowing tests done right); consider, but don't assume asthma. Allergists and pulmonologists are specialists in cough and asthma.
If treatments for asthma diagnosis aren't helping wit a chronic cough, should my daughter be tested for other things? If so, wat? Been coughing for 7wks+
Chronic cough. There are a variety of reasons for a chronic cough: asthma, infection, postnatal drip from allergies, reflux, problems with the larynx, etc. See your doctor for a thorough work up.
See an ENT. Chronic cough. See an ent.
Had reoccurring chronic cough many times n needed an inhaler and medicine to breath not asthma, is it early sign of copd?
No. You have something going on. It could be bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, pneumocystis, medications, esophageal reflux, post nasal drip, . ... Etc.