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I am 50 yr old fm. I have asthma. I have wheezing in my

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I am 50 yr old white fm. I have asthma. I have wheezing in my throaT and trouble breathing whenmobile for long. About 3 weeks now. Also a cough from wheezing.
My hubby slaps my back lung area, this helps short term.
my inhaler dosent help.
not coughing up anything or snotty.
not sick.
please advise.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You are having asthma exacerbation.

Viral infection commonly causes this.

However bacterial pneumonia also possible.

Hence, you do need to see your doctor for a clinical evaluation.

Oral prednisone course taper should help with your breathing besides inhalers.

In case there is pneumonia, oral antibiotic also should be prescribed.
Best wishes,
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