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Breathlessness, chest tightness, cough, difficult to expectorate sputum, audible wheezing. Lung function test shows obstruction. Condition?

A 30 year old male presented with the history of severe shortness of breath, chest tightness and cough since last night and associated with harsh sound of breathing and sputum which is difficult to expectorate. He had similar episodes previously. On examination, his pulse was 100beats per minute, wheezing audible all over his chest, lung function test shows obstructive pathology . Describe the condition and investigate the patient doctor..
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

This is typical of Bronchial Asthma.

A battery of tests may detect some allergy causing agents - not always very useful.

Rescue medicines are given in this stage.

Once the acute stage is tided over, he has to switch over to prophylaxis.
There are several classes of drugs - Steroids / leukotriene inhibitors / anti-cholenergics / theophylline and so on.

Your Pulmonologist will be the one to assess and advise, according to the evaluation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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