Posted by: | 2018/09/01


Could I be suffering from asthma?

I have frequent chest infections,cough that has been on and off for 5 years,wheezing ,short of

Expert's Reply


Asthma Expert
- 2018/09/04

I don't have more detail, but the fact that you are wheezing could mean that you might have asthma.  This could also explain the frequent chest infections.  However, there are several other lung disorders that cause wheezing, including COPD (the new term emphysema or smoking-related disease of the lung), and some other airway diseases.  You need to see a doctor to clarify further.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2018/09/25

Hi Doctor, I have the following symptoms: Coughing dry and wet especially sudden change of temperature Chest tightness Phlegm in chest when breathing Whooping cough Initially started with flu My doctor said I've developed asthma and he gave me Revlar Ellipta inhaler to ALECET pills. I honestly don't believe they work as I feels exactly the same and my cough has not improved and its almost a month because my inhaler has 3 inhalers left. Then my wife developed similar symptoms and he said she was totally blocked and gave her a Cipla Asthavent inhaler which she must use every 6 hours. Our 3 year old son also had similar symptoms but he's ok now after giving him Benlyn cough for kids. Please Doctor something is not right and we have no idea what to do and we think we should get blood tests and xrays, kindly advice.

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