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How can having asthma make you more susceptible to colds?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No but having a cold can make your asthma flare.

In brief: No

No but having a cold can make your asthma flare.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Asthma and Colds

Dr. Windisch is correct except that if your asthma is poorly controlled, you have increased inflammation within the lung tissue, which does make asthmatics who are poorly controlled more susceptible to viral-induced asthma exacerbations.

In brief: Asthma and Colds

Dr. Windisch is correct except that if your asthma is poorly controlled, you have increased inflammation within the lung tissue, which does make asthmatics who are poorly controlled more susceptible to viral-induced asthma exacerbations.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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