The symptoms include recurrent or persistent productive cough, wheezing, and gradually worsening shortness of breath, wheezing, sore throat, slight fever and chills, headaches and blocked nose and sinuses.

Tests to diagnose: 

Chest X-ray, lung function test, blood test, Test for blood oxygen levels using a sensor attached to your finger or toe, sputum test are few tests to diagnose.


Treatment involves pulmonary rehabilitation, expectorants for productive cough, to help clear the airways of mucus, inhaled medicine to open airways if you are wheezing, cough medicine, bronchodilator medication (relievers), such as theophylline (Ventolin) and ipratropium bromide (Atrovent), to open obstructed airways in people who have associated wheezing with their coughing or underlying asthma or COPD.

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