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How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

In brief: See below

Generally, if you have a persistent cough that has not resolved after possible antibiotic treatment for infections, meds for reflux, etc.
, but does resolve after talking a short acting bronchodilator like albuterol, then the action of the bronchodilator may have worked and thus cough variant asthma is possible.

In brief: See below

Generally, if you have a persistent cough that has not resolved after possible antibiotic treatment for infections, meds for reflux, etc.
, but does resolve after talking a short acting bronchodilator like albuterol, then the action of the bronchodilator may have worked and thus cough variant asthma is possible.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics

In brief: Asthma

Cough is just a symptom of asthma.
If your docotr hears wheezing and is recurrent problem, then you may have asthma for sure. Your docotr needs to do lung trests to establish diagnosis of asthma along with clinicla diagnosis.Some pts. Cough at night only & it becomes difficult 2diagnose as the docotr may not be able to listen for wheezing at this time unless u go 2 the er. All coughs is not asthma.

In brief: Asthma

Cough is just a symptom of asthma.
If your docotr hears wheezing and is recurrent problem, then you may have asthma for sure. Your docotr needs to do lung trests to establish diagnosis of asthma along with clinicla diagnosis.Some pts. Cough at night only & it becomes difficult 2diagnose as the docotr may not be able to listen for wheezing at this time unless u go 2 the er. All coughs is not asthma.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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