Friday, October 19, 2012

Cough, cough, cough

So many people are coming into the office these past few weeks complaining of coughing.  The change in season brings about asthma, and cold season.  It's difficult to tell the difference and knowing when you're sick with a cold versus having an asthma attack is important.

Signs of Asthma:
  • dry cough often worse at night
  • chest tightness
  • feeling short of breath
  • wheezing
  • not contagious
  • often triggered by nasal allergies, a cold, change in temperature or weather
Signs of a Cold
  • sore throat 
  • nasal congestion
  • fatigue
  • low grade fever
  • cough often times productive
  • can often trigger an asthma attack

Remember- see your doctor is you aren't sure and you're aren't feeling well.

Enjoy Fall!

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