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Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 21, 2011 09:16AM
Does anyone else suffer from this? I did not grow up asthmatic, but as an adult, I get allergy-induced asthma, which may be clinically a slight different than childhood asthma but it sucks nonetheless. And, it gets worse as I get older so now I face a spring and summer more potent than the last, every year.

I'm thinking of trying a mask when outdoors for long periods or riding a bike or motorcycle. Some masks here. Experience with masks?
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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 21, 2011 09:17AM
I have it. Sucks. In my case I am allergic to cats, and live with 2 cats, so I have to deal with it as if it were regular asthma.
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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 21, 2011 09:22AM
I've had it all my life. As a teen, my father purchased an MSA respirator for use when mowing the lawn. It worked, but...

Respirators are hard to use, especially for asthmatics. We tend to be very wary of anything that restricts our breathing.... my lovely wife has learned that the easiest way to completely freak me out is to hold her hand over my mouth. I get frantic within about 10 seconds. I would look into a respirator that has an exhalation valve.. those make breathing out easier.. and as you may know, it's breathing OUT that asthmatics have problems with.. your lungs fill up with stale air, and it produces that panicked 'I can't breathe' reaction as CO2 builds up.

All I can suggest is try them. The other problem is keeping the respirator clean and sanitized... you will have this in contact over your lower face, and it will get sweaty and sticky. You do NOT want to end up with a respirator shaped rash. Those look very weird. Trust me on this...
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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 21, 2011 09:33AM
I am sorry to hear this. Your Dr's and other Dr's know best... but because I did have a V-8, I can share honestly, Keep your Epi Pen nearby and have Benadryl in all forms close at hand.

Rudie *(:>*



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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 21, 2011 09:36AM
Rudie, it's seasonal allergies, like pollen, not peanuts.

thanks for the concern nonetheless. enjoy the weather!
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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 21, 2011 09:46AM
Sorry missed the boat to allergy awareness *(:>* My second best opinion at my previously lowest rate
is this.... Hot & Sour Soup 8 daze a week during chronic onsets. Followed by nasal throughout the day @#$%&. The proper nasal filter is essential. That said the right prescription also works/aids in relief *(:>*


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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: dmann
Date: June 21, 2011 10:00AM
My asthma is fairly severe, allergy aggravated (but not induced) and I find masks make the problem worse. First off, they are hot and I find my breathing becomes very labored very quickly. YMMV, of course.

If the mask doesn't work for you, you may have to resign yourself to regular use of a good inhaler.

DM
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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: Pam
Date: June 21, 2011 10:13AM
Developed an "allergy" to sulfites 5-6 years ago (food and environmental). The main symptom is asthma. Which I never had before. Advair 2x a day keeps it at bay. I do carry an inhaler just in case. I think more things set it off now that I have it than just sulfites. But it is well under control.
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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: June 21, 2011 10:19AM
I have childhood asthma, but as an adult I can tie it to changes in season and weather changes.

Best advice is to try Advair. It has worked wonders for me and has greatly reduced the use of my rescue inhaler.

Plus, find an allergy pill that works for you. Zyrtec, Claritan, etc.

Take before or after cutting grass, bike riding, etc to reduce symptoms.

Also, dust regularly, change bedding weekly, and run the air rather using a fan or keeping the windows open.



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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: June 21, 2011 10:23AM
My two sisters have it. My oldest sister ended up in the ER last week because her inhaler couldn't get
control of it, her fingers were turning blue by the time she got there.



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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: billb
Date: June 21, 2011 10:45AM
My sister has it bad enough that she used to take meds and always carried an inhaler. She ran track in H.S. and played soccer in college, too.
What he;ped in college ( according to her) was medical marijuana ( it wasn't called that back then).
She did stop taking meds and rarely used her inhaler, so there must be something to it ( beyond faith).
The things you learn in college. :-)

She still takes meds in the Spring and Summer, but I don't ask which ones. :-)


She had to have all the series of shots on her arm to find her sensitivities - and they have changed over the years.
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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 21, 2011 10:54AM
I read about that stuff ~!~






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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: mattkime
Date: June 21, 2011 11:43AM
see a specialist.



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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 21, 2011 12:29PM
Baby Buzz is affected, but as other noted, keeping up w/ controller meds for both the asthma and allegies seems to be the best course of action. Getting the kid to take his meds timely is an issue for us, but you seem to be more proactive than he is. Another vote for the specialist to get you on a viable program that you can follow. Good luck.

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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: June 21, 2011 04:19PM
I'm reading this thread with great interest as I've been tentatively diagnosed with this.
I've been getting allergy shots for over two years. I was tested positive for cats, dogs, birds, horse, rabbit, mold, dust, etc. I happen to have four cats, three dogs, and one bird (and tons of dust and some mold, I'm sure). My only "complaint" before I was tested was that I felt as though I was exhaling water through my nose, but no itchy eyes, sneezing, nothing like that. Within three months of beginning treatment (allergy shots), I began working in a warehouse where tons of paper dust was present. Recently, it became painful to breath deeply, so I asked to see my doctor the next time I went for my allergy shot. I had blood drawn, a chest x-ray, a breathing test, and they scheduled an appointment for me with a pulmonary specialist. I was prescribed Singulair and an inhaler (asthma meds). I was already taking Zyrtec and nasal antihistamines for the allergies, neither of which I felt was doing much for me. (I recently stopped taking nasal steroids because of the side effects of long-term use.)
Anyway, I couldn't understand why I was feeling WORSE instead of better. So, I began drinking more water after reading "Your Body's Many Cries for Water," I quit getting the allergy shots (I was always laid up for three days after getting one. The coughing was the worst!), and stopped all the meds. I'm also pushing myself to walk more. It hasn't even been a week since I've stopped all meds, but...if they were truly helping me, wouldn't I feel pretty crappy right about now?
It still hurts a bit to take DEEP breaths, but I'm blaming that on the two years of paper dust.
My allergy test results were small, eraser-sized red marks, while a coworker described hers as mountainous, bumpy, Hulk arms.
What have your symptoms been like?
I can't help but think like I'll "get better" after I get out of my current work environment.





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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: June 21, 2011 09:17PM
I had serious allergy-induced asthma for two consecutive summers when I was a child. I had developed an acute reaction to ragweed ( "hay fever" ). The asthma passed but the allergy remained for 25 years more then just went away.
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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 21, 2011 09:20PM
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Pam
Developed an "allergy" to sulfites 5-6 years ago (food and environmental). The main symptom is asthma. Which I never had before. Advair 2x a day keeps it at bay. I do carry an inhaler just in case. I think more things set it off now that I have it than just sulfites. But it is well under control.

Sulfites are bad news for people with asthma. If you like dried fruit, make sure you get the unsuplphured kind. The colors won't be as suspiciously bright, but the fruit won't send you to the ER.

My allergist was involved in getting the use of sulfites banned from salad bars in NYC. They kept everything looking very fresh, but killed a couple of people who didn't know the food had been treated with them.

I have allergic asthma; developed it within a year of moving to my current address, which is right near a Con Ed plant. Fortunately, it's a lot less severe than it used to be.
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Re: Allergy induced asthma
Posted by: Pam
Date: June 22, 2011 05:13AM
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ka jowct
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Pam
Developed an "allergy" to sulfites 5-6 years ago (food and environmental). The main symptom is asthma. Which I never had before. Advair 2x a day keeps it at bay. I do carry an inhaler just in case. I think more things set it off now that I have it than just sulfites. But it is well under control.

Sulfites are bad news for people with asthma. If you like dried fruit, make sure you get the unsuplphured kind. The colors won't be as suspiciously bright, but the fruit won't send you to the ER.

My allergist was involved in getting the use of sulfites banned from salad bars in NYC. They kept everything looking very fresh, but killed a couple of people who didn't know the food had been treated with them.

I have allergic asthma; developed it within a year of moving to my current address, which is right near a Con Ed plant. Fortunately, it's a lot less severe than it used to be.

Asthma didn't come first. It was a reaction to my inability to process sulfites properly. The sulfur to sulfite to sulfate process is broken.

I wish all I had to worry about is dried fruit. Undeclared sulfites are in pretty much every processed food. Certain foods like onions, garlic, and greens are naturally high in sulfites. Corn is typically wet-milled in a sulfite bath before becoming one of tons of inert ingredients. It wasn't until I found the corn connection and eliminated those products from my foods that I got some relief. But I'm still forced to consume sulfites as corn is in every medication out there (and household and personal products).
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