Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
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The Westminster Office will be closed Monday, February 19th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

02/06/2017 Opening Late on 2/7/2018

All offices will be opening at 11 am tomorrow on 2/7 due to the inclement weather. Thank you for your patience, and drive safe!

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What is Cough Variant Asthma?

Cough variant asthma is a type of asthma that produces a dry, non-productive cough, which means a cough that doesn't produce mucus, and lasts longer than 6-8 weeks. Cough-variant asthma is common in children and may lead to regular asthma. The cause of cough-variant is unknown but may be linked to exposure to allergens, an upper respiratory infection and cold air.

Symptoms of Cough-Variant Asthma

The following are common symptoms of cough-variant asthma.

  • Dry non-productive cough lasting 6-8 weeks
  • Cough that develops after taking beta-blockers
  • Diagnosis and Treatment for Cough-Variant Asthma

    Doctors or an asthma specialist can diagnose cough-variant asthma based on the patient's symptoms, medical history and physical examination. Other diagnostic procedures for diagnosing cough-variant asthma may include any of the following:
  • Spirometry test
  • Methacholine challenge test
  • The treatment for cough-variant asthma will be determined by your doctor and usually includes control, prevention and rescue medications for management of asthma symptoms and attacks along with the creation of a customized asthma action plan.

    Learn more about asthma medications.

    To learn more visit these websites.

    American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI):
    American Lung Association: or 1-800-LUNGUSA

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

    To schedule an appointment with an asthma specialist, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.




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