Allergy/Asthma/Cough problem... Need help diagnosing and trying to find cure.

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allergyinferno
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   Posted 12/27/2011 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 50 year old male, who for the last few years, seems to have violent coughing/ gasping for breathe when encountered with: stale air (eg. Closed cars) or strong odor (eg. Car exhaust). I have been tested to be allergic to dust/ dust mites. After a couple of minutes of coughing and spiting out and having a tablet of Benadryl allergy medication, things are pretty normal. The above mentioned reactions happens mostly in morning. I have tried: Zyrtec, Astelin, Flovent discus, among other medicines to no avail. Any suggestions on medicines or potential cures?

Red_34
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   Posted 12/27/2011 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you ever had asthma testing?
SHERRY
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Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

allergyinferno
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   Posted 12/28/2011 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes.... I used to have asthma when I was a child - but currently I do not. Also, I currently have an allergist, but I have come to this forum to get a second opinion on my symptoms.

Red_34
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   Posted 12/29/2011 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Making your bedroom allergen free can help with the mornings but it won't help when you are out and about. Do you have hypo-allergenic covers for your pillows and mattress? Dust and dust mites are notorious for hiding in your mattress and pillows as well as curtains and carpet. By removing the carpet and curtains you can help eliminate the dust and dust mites. You can also try using a saline nose spray or a Netti pot to help clear your sinuses. The coughing and gagging may be from post nasal drip brought on by allergies.
SHERRY
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Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 12/29/2011 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Fyi, It is extremely rare for a person to "not" have asthma anymore. Usually it becomes well controlled so people think they don't have it. And if you don't take care of it, you can get gravely sick or not even make it. Red you know I am just being blunt. I've told this many times on the forum, if you don't take care of your asthma you have a death sentence. I learned the hard way, after I was told by the ER doc "If you came in 30 minutes later, we wouldn't have been able to save you. There would of been nothing we could of done." That opened my eyes, realized I got to take control, and I did. I'm thinking your asthma was well controlled and you didn't have any symptoms all these years and now suddenly they re appeared because something in your environment changed. I'm betting there's a trigger in the air. Perhaps an air purifier and doing what sherry siad :)
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allergyinferno
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   Posted 12/29/2011 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I know, but I always carry a rescue inhaler with me. I am also treated for asthma with Flovent Discus. Just one quick question, do you think I should keep the humidity high in my house or lower? Also, thank you for all the help guys!

allergichem
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   Posted 1/1/2012 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I know a company that specializes helping people with allergies, asthma and other conditions. Its a company that you can purchase products that make your home safer and a healthier home living. Most every day products contain chemicals and toxins that trigger asthma. I shop at this one company and switched stores because my son had asthma and allergies. You should check this out and can give you information about the online store.

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 1/5/2012 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Each person is different on how much humidity to have in their place. I personally have to have it around 62 degress, or I cough and get nose bleeds. But here's the funny thing... if its cold cold colder than 62 degrees then I can't stop coughing an trigger in an asthma attack. I know people who have to have it in the high 70s. Seriously, I would just try it at one level for a few days, then switch it a tad diff and find the best one for you
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