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kbaby Sun 24-Jul-05 21:48:42

I had a chest infection last year which has left me with a constant dry cough. I also started having wheezing attacks. Ive seen a consultant who said that it could be a slycalate allergy. He tested me for asthma etc but I was fine. However in May and again this week I have had such bad wheezing that I felt I couldnt beath properly, its very wheezy and nisy. I saw a out of hours gp who put me on the nebuliser which worked. My own gp has given me steroids and antibiotics. I now have a very chesty cough(no phglem)
Anyone have any ideas why I am coughing all the time? I dont think its a allergy as I have tried eating foods very high in salycylates and then been fine. Im due to see the consultant again and im worried encase its something he isnt picking up. I am really fed up with the cough but dont know how to tell him that I want it sorting now!

fqueenzebra Sun 24-Jul-05 22:02:22

how did the consultant rule out asthma, kbaby? It's such a broad term that it basically means any respiratory restriction not otherwise caused by a short-term curable cause... and that does sound exactly like how you are now....

PeachyClair Sun 24-Jul-05 22:11:57

When DS1 got his asthma diagnosis I was told that there was no way of diagnosing per se, it was just on likelihood basis.

throckenholt Mon 25-Jul-05 08:06:21

my DH gets that sort of thing - usually following a cold - often persisting for weeks.

Last time he went to the gp and was given an inhaler - "just in case" - if it helped then he had asthma (to some extent anyway). It does help - therefore we assume the cough is asthma related. He has family history of allergies (asthma, excema and hay fever).

jalopy Mon 25-Jul-05 08:59:29

Do you think the dry atmosphere might be exacerbating your cough and wheeze? If so, try a humidifier in your bedroom at night and see if this eases the problem. Hope you feel better.

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