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How you can tell if a new cough is caused by Pulmicort or by worsening asthma?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: See your allergist

The best way to tell if your asthma is worsening is with testing - spirometry will show whether your lung function is declining, and a feno test, if available, may show signs of inflammation in the lungs even before it becomes significant enough to affect lung function.
Stopping the pulmicort is another way to tell, but if the cough is caused by worsening asthma, that will make it get even worse.

In brief: See your allergist

The best way to tell if your asthma is worsening is with testing - spirometry will show whether your lung function is declining, and a feno test, if available, may show signs of inflammation in the lungs even before it becomes significant enough to affect lung function.
Stopping the pulmicort is another way to tell, but if the cough is caused by worsening asthma, that will make it get even worse.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. John Sheehy
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

If the cough occurs immediately after using pulmicourt, it may be related but if the cough is persistent, with exertion or hours after the pulmicourt, it is the astma and you need better control.

In brief: Depends

If the cough occurs immediately after using pulmicourt, it may be related but if the cough is persistent, with exertion or hours after the pulmicourt, it is the astma and you need better control.
Dr. John Sheehy
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