Re: Can Dr. tell between Asthma and Bronchitis
Eosinophils are white blood cell markers that have a lot to do with allergic reactions in the body. I think that may be what you are refering to in your post about your skin irritations and asthma.
Are you currently smoking now? I know you mentioned that you were "only" smoking a few a day, however your lungs are already compromised from having asthma so early on in life. Please, please try your best to quit, and soon.
As far as your present illness? Are you having a productive or non-productive cough? If it is productive, has it changed from white/clear/muciod to yellow or greenish tinged? If yes, then you need to been seen by your physican as soon as possible.
Being sick stinks. It's worse when you can't breathe. Are there no other specialists in your area you could try to get into to see? If not, then your regular GP can get you started on the basics for now. Yes, right now is the worst time to try to get a new patient appointment with a Pulmonologist. The change in the season, brings all the lungers out. Good luck.