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Asthma specialists advise needed please - unusual situation

(9 Posts)
Katymac Mon 26-Sep-16 21:17:12

DD (18 away at college) had a tightness of chest this morning - not helped at all by her ventolin - her peak flow was normal 3 hrs later & no mucus/phlegm

She generally only struggles with breathing when she gets an infection & without antibiotics she needs steroids very quickly.

College have insisted she sees her own GP not a local to college GP so she is on her way home

Allergies could be a possibility but the trigger would have been introduced about 2 weeks ago so I thought it a bit late really

Any ideas?

Katymac Tue 27-Sep-16 08:27:32

Bump for morning people

redannie118 Wed 28-Sep-16 23:41:22

Allergy was my best guess as my18 year old ds is like this. Has she took a anti histamine?won't do her any harm andone is worth a try

redannie118 Wed 28-Sep-16 23:42:08

Sorry for typos the auto correct on my phone is ridiculous !!

Katymac Thu 29-Sep-16 07:56:41

She saw the practice nurse & is in the middle of a major incident

5 days oral steroids & an antihistamine

Quite concerned as I'm not sure I can remove the allergen easily sad

I have booked private allergy tests this morning - I hope I am doing the right thing

Abraiid2 Thu 29-Sep-16 07:58:36

Could it be the stormy weather? Both mine find this time of the year can get them going,

Katymac Thu 29-Sep-16 08:01:18

Maybe - I wondered about stress, but the nurse thought it was a very big reaction which was why she thought allergy

wfrances Thu 29-Sep-16 18:02:31

my asthma nurse did allergy blood tests , she checked an anti body ??and some other things like dogs , duck feather, dust , mould .
my tests came back normal.
stress is a big factor for me, i ended up having a massive attack last month and needed to be admitted and they think it was stress related and being the first day of my period(i ve had 3 big attacks this year and they have all been on first day of my period)

Katymac Thu 29-Sep-16 18:21:36

How odd I'd never thought of them being hormone based

The surgery said an appt with a GP (3-4 weeks) then a wait for the allergy clinic which is 9-15 months

So I paid private this morning

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