What causes chest congestion, persistent cough and difficulty in breathing with asthma?
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I read your question and i understand your concern. Severe chest congestion, cough, inability to expectorate phlegm out, no pneumonia on x ray , makes it an acute exacerbation of asthma, Treatment for asthma needs to be increased. Adding long acting bronchodilators and corticosteroids to asthma medications, along with theophylline and leukotriene antagonists. Frequent nebulization at least 4 times a day and a visit to a pulmonologist to have pulmonary functions tests before and after bronchodilation to see the extent of reversibility.
Nutshell, its an acute exacerbation of asthma and needs immediate care with step up therapies for asthma. Talk to your doctor and let them decide what is best for you.
I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.
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