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Asthma usually is diagnosed based on the history of
symptoms, a physical exam, lung function tests, and laboratory tests. The
medical history is especially important if you or your child does not have
symptoms at the time of the visit.
Your doctor will probably ask whether you or your
In the past 4 weeks, have you or your child had coughing, wheezing,
or shortness of breath:
Your doctor will want to know whether you or your child
If occupational asthma is suspected in teens or adults, your doctor may ask the following questions and ask you to begin keeping a
work diary giving detailed information about exposures and symptoms.
Your doctor may also ask how your symptoms affect you
and what you understand about asthma.
Because of the symptoms, do you or your child:
Do you realize that:
Current as of:
February 22, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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