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Get up gasping for air and coughing at night, discontinued Reswas after relief, recurrence with viral fever. Asthma or bronchitis?

I get up at night gasping for air and coughing. I was prescribed Reswas previously by one doctor for night coughing. When the symptoms reduced, i discontinued it. But this week i got a viral fever and this same problem started again. I haven t slept for last 2 days.. its getting worse.. I m confused if this is asthma or bronchitis .. whenever i get into sleep im getting up coughing.. Please help..
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Your having post viral bronchospam more so in night hence consult a Chest physician and if bronchospam is confirmed and there are signs of infection then a prescription based antibiotics,bronchodialtors in inhalation and if nned is there short course of oral corticosteroid will help him greatly.
After viral infection some times bronchospasm is there and it may not occur for very long time an din asthma reccurence is there with exposure to allergen and seasonal.
Take care
Good Luck
Answered: Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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