CF or asthama?
So, DS for a couple weeks kept clearing his throat but not really coughing more and not sick...then had a nasty coughing spell after exercising (and also I realized the house was horribly dusty). Dust, vacuumed, and upped his Xopenex to 3x a day, but that's it. Cough had gone away and after the extra dose he hasn't coughed (other than a random passing one and not harsh at all), and the throat clearing has gone almost entirely too. Is that an asthama thing? Or with CF would a cough and throat clearing go away like that with nothing but just adding a Xopenex (no vest, no antibotics, etc?) (It could just be the dust which is ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - September 28, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aboveallislove Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

Asthama and PFT?
I'm hoping our resident expert (Dot the darling!) can help with this but wanted to post instead of PM in case others have similar questions but also in case others have ideas based on their clinic's handling. DS has just figured out the spirometer and in prep for next week's quarterly I wanted to see what how things changed pre and post brochialdialtor. When he was an infant and they did the "plastic box" test he had a pretty sharp improvement after the Xopenex which they said indicated an asthmatic component. he's been on Qvar daily for a couple years when he had a cough with running. So I'm wondering if that h...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - September 21, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aboveallislove Tags: Adults Source Type: forums