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Something has happened to my lungs 5 months ago when i had a chest infection and they won't get better. All symptoms point to copd. Pft showed asthma.

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Treatment...

Treatment for asthma includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers.
If symptoms continue, there are other treatments, including evaluation by an allergist to aggressively treat diagnosed allergies. A lung specialist can also assist the family doctor with diagnosis and treatment, so see a lung doctor as well if symptoms persist. If pft is not showing chronic obstruction, COPD is unlikely.

In brief: Treatment...

Treatment for asthma includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers.
If symptoms continue, there are other treatments, including evaluation by an allergist to aggressively treat diagnosed allergies. A lung specialist can also assist the family doctor with diagnosis and treatment, so see a lung doctor as well if symptoms persist. If pft is not showing chronic obstruction, COPD is unlikely.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Lung issues

A respiratory infection can trigger significant lung inflammation and potential damage.
This can take time to heal even with medications. COPD would be unusual for a young person unless they had alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency. After 5 months of symptoms, it could be helpful to see a lung specialist--sometimes bronchoscopy is necessary to visualize directly into the lungs.

In brief: Lung issues

A respiratory infection can trigger significant lung inflammation and potential damage.
This can take time to heal even with medications. COPD would be unusual for a young person unless they had alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency. After 5 months of symptoms, it could be helpful to see a lung specialist--sometimes bronchoscopy is necessary to visualize directly into the lungs.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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