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Acute exacerbation of asthma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi im wondering why I have a dry and sometimes wet cough
Doctor :   ok
User :   I also have shortness of breath sometimes with chest pains and headaches
Doctor :   ok

User :   i have astma as well and my cough is worse at night and when i walk around
Doctor :  
User :   could this be walking pneumonia?
Doctor :   this is asthama
User :   its been going on for a week now
Doctor :  
the dry and wet cough and shortness of breath is all seen in asthama
Doctor :  
do you have fever?
User :   no
User :   but i wake up in the middle of the night from coughing and throughout the day get tired
Doctor :   may i know your age?
User :   20
Doctor :  
from when you are suffering from asthama?
User :   i was diagnosed at about 14 years old
Doctor :  
on what medications you are on now?
User :   none. i just have an albuterol inhaler
Doctor :   do the shortness of breath disappear after rest and or inhalation of albuterol?

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