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Is cough variant asthma driven by inflammation? My child's is chronic but is worse in fall/winter?

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In brief: Yes

As stated above, asthma involves inflammation of the airways and subsequent spasm and narrowing causing cough and/or wheezing.
Allergies can definitely trigger asthma symptoms in some children, so an antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec is worth a try. Asthma can also be triggered by cold weather and viral illnesses such as colds. Talk to your pediatrician about what options are best.

In brief: Yes

As stated above, asthma involves inflammation of the airways and subsequent spasm and narrowing causing cough and/or wheezing.
Allergies can definitely trigger asthma symptoms in some children, so an antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec is worth a try. Asthma can also be triggered by cold weather and viral illnesses such as colds. Talk to your pediatrician about what options are best.
Dr. Christianne Strickland
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

All forms of asthma are based in inflammation causing airway hyperreactivity and spasm. That being said, allergens can also trigger asthma symptoms, which might explain the seasonality of these symptoms (i.
e. Ragweed in the fall and environmental molds in the winter).

In brief: Yes

All forms of asthma are based in inflammation causing airway hyperreactivity and spasm. That being said, allergens can also trigger asthma symptoms, which might explain the seasonality of these symptoms (i.
e. Ragweed in the fall and environmental molds in the winter).
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Christianne Strickland
A lot of children need those medicines; however, they may not be needed year-round.
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