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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 ?


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.

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