Hi and Welcome to the Allergy and Asthma Forum of HealingWell, Lil!!
I'm really glad that you have joined us here, and hope I can offer you some answers whenever you have a question!
Here's a great article on Asthma and it's symptoms which, of course, includes coughing.
And more articles on just plain old coughing!
Coughing is your body's reflex to get rid of an irritation, sort of like sneezing...So while there are many reasons for coughs to occur, one of the reasons is asthma.
I hope that you find these articles interesting and helpful! Be sure to come on back any ole time, I'm glad you found us!!
I don't understand how you know the difference. Is there even a difference?
i too,have asthma,and was diagnosed with copd a few years ago. but i have some wheezing though chest is clear,but started all this with a cough,that was so bad,sometimes i was almos to the point of throwing up. this happened with change of climates for instance going from air condition to hot,or vice versa, certain smells,or exercising. if you have a productive cough,espiecally in the morning, you might want to make sure you don't have chronic bronchitis,which is part of copd(chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) then again,you may just have allergies. all this started with me,was with allergies,and sinus infections.