Cough variant asthma

A chronic respiratory disease manifested as difficulty breathing due to the narrowing of bronchial passageways.

Symptoms of Cough variant asthma

The following features are indicative of Cough variant asthma:
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • chronic cough
It is possible that Cough variant asthma shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Cough variant asthma

The following are the most common causes of Cough variant asthma:
  • exposure to moulds
  • exposure to outdoor allergens
  • exposure to dust mites
  • exposure to tobacco smoke

Risk Factors for Cough variant asthma

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Cough variant asthma:
  • more prominent in males
  • more common among Black race
  • strenuous physical exercises
  • exposure to bad weather

Prevention of Cough variant asthma

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Cough variant asthma. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • avoid strenuous physical exercises

Occurrence of Cough variant asthma

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Cough variant asthma cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Common between 1 - 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Cough variant asthma can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Cough variant asthma can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Cough variant asthma

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Cough variant asthma:
  • Physical Examination: Helps in diagnosis of lung functioning and allergens
  • Spirometry: Lung function test to diagnose asthma

Complications of Cough variant asthma if untreated

Yes, Cough variant asthma causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Cough variant asthma is left untreated:
  • urinary incontinence
  • stool incontinence
  • hoarseness
  • vomiting

Self-care for Cough variant asthma

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Cough variant asthma:
  • avoid strenuous physical exercises

Patient Support for Treatment of Cough variant asthma

The following actions may help Cough variant asthma patients:
  • Join online support group: Help control severe signs of asthma

Time for Treatment of Cough variant asthma

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Cough variant asthma to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 1 - 4 weeks

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Cough variant asthma.

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