Does Asthma Make Your Chest Hurt?

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When asthma is suspected, the patient should describe for the doctor any pattern related to the symptoms, and possible precipitating factors, including:

  • Whether symptoms are more frequent during the spring or fall (allergy seasons).
  • Whether exercise, a respiratory infection, or exposure to cold air has ever triggered an attack.
  • Any family history of asthma or allergic disorders, such as eczema, hives, or hay fever.
  • Any occupational or long-term exposure to chemicals. If symptoms improve on...
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