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What happens when you are tested for asthma? Do they make you wheeze?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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In brief: Sometimes...

You are thinking of bronchoprovocation testing.
During this test, you inhale very small amounts of a chemical that induces bronchospasm in susceptible patients. You then have a pulmonary function test and are tested for airway obstruction. If present, the obstruction is immediately reversed with a bronchodilator inhaler. Most people will have obstruction prior to any symptoms. It is very safe.

In brief: Sometimes...

You are thinking of bronchoprovocation testing.
During this test, you inhale very small amounts of a chemical that induces bronchospasm in susceptible patients. You then have a pulmonary function test and are tested for airway obstruction. If present, the obstruction is immediately reversed with a bronchodilator inhaler. Most people will have obstruction prior to any symptoms. It is very safe.
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