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If I have a cold, the spirometry test may result changed?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

If you have asthma or chronic bronchitis and you develop a bronchial infection the spirometry result may be different than your baseline.
But that is it necessarily a bad thing as you want to know how bad things can get for you.

In brief: Yes

If you have asthma or chronic bronchitis and you develop a bronchial infection the spirometry result may be different than your baseline.
But that is it necessarily a bad thing as you want to know how bad things can get for you.
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Sure

Anything that affects one's breathing can also affect the spirometry test results.
A person with underlying asthma symptoms, who catches a cold, will likely display worse spirometry readings due to increased asthma symptoms.

In brief: Sure

Anything that affects one's breathing can also affect the spirometry test results.
A person with underlying asthma symptoms, who catches a cold, will likely display worse spirometry readings due to increased asthma symptoms.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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