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the basic difference between Asthma and COPD are their symptomatology and pathophysiology.
Asthma is a reversible disease with variable symptoms usually with a HISTORY OF ALLERGY while COPD has got persistent symptoms, irreversible disease and usually in elderly, associated with smoking.
Longstanding asthma may lead to airway remodelling leading to COPD.
The diagnosis can be made by a simple breathing test called spirometry
where reversibility can be shown for asthma.
regarding your symptoms, it seems to be acute exacerbation of either asthma or COPD.
If inhaled medication are not working you may increase their frequeny, you can take combinations of short acting drugs like salbutamol
. and you may take a short course of steroid
40 mg once a day at breakfast for 10 days....
meet your doctor if not responding...