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What's the diff between asthma and cough-variant asthma, or asthmatic bronchitis? Never had asthma, but always get bronchitis with every cold now.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Intensity

Asthma is a variable condition where the "average" patient experiences periods of wheezing brought on by infection or other personal triggering events.
In cough variant asthma it is mild enough they may never know, but the cough stops with asthma meds.A feature is sibs or parents with asthma.Asthmatic bronchitis is more a label for infection triggered wheezing.One with CVA would be more prone to it

In brief: Intensity

Asthma is a variable condition where the "average" patient experiences periods of wheezing brought on by infection or other personal triggering events.
In cough variant asthma it is mild enough they may never know, but the cough stops with asthma meds.A feature is sibs or parents with asthma.Asthmatic bronchitis is more a label for infection triggered wheezing.One with CVA would be more prone to it
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