Answer the following questions, and find out:
Have you been coughing for more than a month and it does not respond to usual treatments?
Do you wake up at night coughing, or do you cough a lot when you first wake up?
Do you feel tight chested, have a wheeze or cough during and after exercise?
Do you get “wheezy bronchitis” following a cold or flu?
Do you get breathless after taking certain medications such as apirin or some arthritis medications?
Do you have eczema or allergic rhinitis?
Is there a family history of asthma, eczema or allergic rhinitis?
Do your symptoms occur at only a certain time of year?
Are there any triggers which make you feel tight chested, wheeze or cough?
Do you take time of work because of a cough or wheeze?
If you answered yes to some of these questions, you may have asthma. Your doctor can advise on what these symptoms mean. Read on, to find out what else it could be.