Cough-Variant Asthma

Cough-variant asthma is a special type of asthma at which main symptom is dry tussis without sputum. It doesn’t relieve of the slime which is accumulated in respiratory tracts. Patients with a cough-variant asthma usually have no classical symptoms of asthma – a goose breathing or dyspnea.

Cough-variant asthma is called chronic tussis which can last from one and a half to two months. Attacks of cough occur both at day time and at night. Night asthma prevents to sleep. Sometimes people with cough-variant asthma complain to intensifying of tussis at exercise stresses. Tussis can also intensify at contact to the asthma originators, substances causing allergy – dust, strong smells.

Any person in any time can fall ill with cough-variant asthma. But more often it becomes perceptible in children. Cough-variant asthma sometimes leads to development of classical asthma. Asthmatics often are ill with sinusitis (an inflammation of adnexal sinuses of nose).

Dry tussis belong to cough-variant asthma and begins after use of beta-blocking agent – drugs which are used for blood pressure decrease, heartbeat retardation. Asthma can be caused with eye drops. it occurs at hyper-sensibility to Aspirin.

It is difficult to diagnose cough-variant asthma. Often single available method of diagnostics is treatment. The doctor prescribes a standard set of drugs; if they help to win against tussis, it is possible to make the diagnosis of cough-variant asthma.

Cough-variant asthma is treated with the same methods as its classical form. The doctor can prescribe an inhaler with Albuterol, inhalation steroids (anti -inflammatory). Marked improvement of state comes in six-eight weeks.

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