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Asthma - cough variant?

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JohnFarleysRuskin Mon 22-Dec-14 07:58:03

Hi, DH has had a terrible cough for about two years now. They diagnosed asthma/cough variant and he has two kinds of inhalers. Yet, the cough continues. Every time he walks outside, he gets in quite a state. He thinks it might be allergies to fumes/pollen/trees/modern life, etc, etc.

I was wondering if anyone has similar or knows ways to deal with it. GP's don't seem to know. I am pushing him to see a specialist in the New Year.

eightytwenty Mon 22-Dec-14 08:07:35

Yes I do. Ent consultant diagnosed allergic rhinitis (have had all my life) but addition of nasal polyps resulted in cough. All linked to asthma and allergies. On serotide, montelucast, nasal and oral steroids and nothing working. Have asked for a referral to a respiratory consultant to see if they can help. Did try salt water spray which didn't really help - but a 5 day swim holiday did make a difference. Not v helpful for real life.

It is pretty anti social and have had it for 5 years now. Feel for your Dh. Would be great if someone else had any suggestions.

JohnFarleysRuskin Mon 22-Dec-14 08:43:00

Oh eighttwenty, grim isn't it. Nothing seems to work.

So you've got an appointment for the resp consultant? Maybe they'll come up with something.

The constant coughing seems to set off all manners of strains/aches now too. Last night was particularly bad - hence posting - we only walked for about ten minutes and he coughed non-stop.

For him, it is less bad when we go to different countries/climates but we're right in the busy suburbs here and no chance of leaving really.

eightytwenty Mon 22-Dec-14 10:10:15

Maybe living in a hot dry place with access to daily sea swimming is the answer.

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