Talk

Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have any medical concerns we suggest you consult your GP.

could next doors pigeons be effecting my Asthma ?

(5 Posts)
scaredwhatsnext Sun 31-Jul-11 15:20:16

I could be way off here but i have noticed that since last December when my next door neighbour got 12 pigeons that my Asthma has worsened and I've been getting more chest infection , of course it could be a coincidence . The pigeons don't cause me much bother at all tbh.
Just wondered if there was any connection ?

Thanks

susiedaisy Sun 31-Jul-11 15:33:23

I have read something about this before apparently the birds flap about and release dust or something from their cages and this can irritate asthmatics, I think this was only the case if there was alot of the birds keep together

Sidge Sun 31-Jul-11 15:41:45

Are they near your house or windows?

Do you spend a lot of time in the garden?

It could be coincidence, probably worth seeing your asthma nurse for review anyway.

scaredwhatsnext Sun 31-Jul-11 16:03:00

Thanks smile

Yes they are kept in a barn type shed up against our back garden joint wall , so right beside my washing line iykwim . They have 12 pigeons together in there. they are let out only twice a day to have a short fly around and they are locked back up .
They don't cause any bother but since they have come along i am now back on steroid inhalers(been off these for the last 5 years) and have had two very bad chest infections one needing hospital treatment and steroid tablets .
I know i am allergic to budgies etc so i just though maybe i am having a reaction to the pigeons .

AlpinePony Sun 31-Jul-11 17:39:37

They can get mites. I worked at a very well known company which needed to get fumigated for an infestation and there were worries about asthma sufferers.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now