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Asthma can be diagnosed only by using stethoscope.?my 6 year baby suffering from cold from 4 days.she cant sleep due to "khansi" & dr says its bronchial asthma.so whts the truth?
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Dr. Poonam M Sambhaji
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Hi I fully agree with with Dr Rupesh's answer. ASTHMA is a clinical diagnosis , we require tests only to categories the severity or to tackle unresponsive cases. Regards
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Dr. Rupesh R. Mendadkar
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Hello. Asthma is a clinical diagnosis which is supported by physical examination and PEFR or spirometry. Asthma should be considered if child is having frequent episodes of breathlessness requiring nebulization, Frequent cough, Episodes of wheezing These symptoms might follow exertion, exposure to dust smoke, Or might follow cold or any viral infection
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