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The main symptom is the whistling sound when you breathe, that doesn't go away if you cough. It can sound like you swallowed a cat, or like a teakettle on the boil, or be a very soft sound. It doesn't change whether you breathe through mouth or nose.

Another symptom is a tickle in the back of your throat that isn't helped with cough drops or sipping a drink.

If it is bad, you feel like the air won't go into or out of your lungs fast enough. This doesn't necessarily last for more than a few minutes.

Asthma can be triggered by sudden hard exercise, being in a smokey area, smelling/breathing fumes from cleaning supplies, perfumes, or other irritating things, allergic reactions to pollens and dusts, drinking very cold liquids, eating ice cream, or smelling or eating hot peppers.

It can begin as a result of a bad cold or flu, bronchitis, valley fever, or any other respiratory illness too.

If you think you might have asthma, write down what you were doing when the symptoms started, what makes you cough, and what symptoms you are having. Then GO TO A DOCTOR because there are a lot of things that can help you feel better!

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