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At what age can you test for asthma and what is the procedure for testing?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Asthma

Any age. Clinical diagnosis based on history, symptoms, physical exam. Wheezing?

In brief: Asthma

Any age. Clinical diagnosis based on history, symptoms, physical exam. Wheezing?
Dr. Steven Saunders
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 5-7 years old

The best "tests for" asthma are lung tests such as spirometry and exhaled Nitric Oxide determination.
These tests are difficult to perform in children under 5. Impedance oscillometry is a specialized test that can be used before that, if available. However, most cases of asthma are diagnosed by history, physical exam, and response to treatment. Allergy testing is often helpful, especially under 50.

In brief: 5-7 years old

The best "tests for" asthma are lung tests such as spirometry and exhaled Nitric Oxide determination.
These tests are difficult to perform in children under 5. Impedance oscillometry is a specialized test that can be used before that, if available. However, most cases of asthma are diagnosed by history, physical exam, and response to treatment. Allergy testing is often helpful, especially under 50.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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