Posted by: abby | 2019/01/23



Hi my name is Abby and I think I might have asthma. It started about 2 or 3 years ago I got a terrible cold and I would cough like crazy and had these coughing spells, it was bad and I did not have whooping cough. It went away after 1-3 month's but it would come back whenever I exercised and it was bad because my teacher was training us for cross country so we would do it every morning. Now I'm 12 and very active. I play basketball, volleyball, and I like to run and it still is happening I cough a lot and get a runny nose and it stings.

Expert's Reply


Asthma Expert
- 2019/01/24

Dear Abby,

People with hay fever also more commonly have asthma.  Typical symptoms of asthma are wheezing.  Your can listen to the sound on Google.  Sometimes there is no wheeze and a cough or tightness of the chest may be the only symptoms.  You will need to see your doctor to clarify your symptoms and to examine you.  Lung function tests (blowing tests) can also be done to assist with the diagnosis.

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Posted by: yvonne | 2019/03/18

hi my name is yvonne my son is three years old. hes been wheezing, coughing shortness breath and tightness chest its been 3days now. Can it be asthma syptoms.

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Posted by: asthma | 2019/03/14

Suggest me the best treatment for Asthma problem?

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2019/01/23

I am always out of breath walking up the stairs and I can hardly breathe and when I cough I sound like I am coughing up a lung

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