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How is cough-variant asthma diagnosed?

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It can be hard to diagnose, because the cough may be the only symptom, and cough itself may appear to be bronchitis or cough linked to postnasal drip. Your doctor will ask you questions about your medical history and will examine you and listen to you breathe. But people with cough-variant asthma often have normal physical exams, chest X-rays, and other tests. Another way doctors diagnose cough-variant asthma is to treat the cough with asthma medications. If that treatment helps, your doctor will make your diagnosis cough-variant asthma.

From: Cough-Variant Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

National Lung Health Education Program: "Chronic Cough."

Dicpinigaitis, P. , Jan. 2006. Chest

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 07, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

National Lung Health Education Program: "Chronic Cough."

Dicpinigaitis, P. , Jan. 2006. Chest

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 07, 2019

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