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Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

All connected: In Chinese medicine, your lungs are connected to your entire respiratory system, including your lungs, your throat, your bronchial tubes, and your nose. So if your lungs are weak in something like asthma it would be likely that you'd also have a runny nose. It means that you need some strengthening of your lungs, and you should probably quit smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What are the tests to evaluate for, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa) if one has chronic cough and its suspected to be fungi related ?

What are the tests to evaluate for, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa)
if one has chronic cough and its suspected to be  fungi related ?

Xray and blood: The patient with abpa can be diagnosed by a variety of tests including a positive aspergillus titer, an elevated ige and positive skin tests to aspergillus. The chest xray is also usually abnormal. It may be time to see a pulmonologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Rhinitis 8 yrs, IgE 867, use many antihistamines, allergy shots, nasal sprays.Sinusitis after stoppage of sneezing.How to stop all this?Is hormonal cause?

Rhinitis 8 yrs, IgE 867, use many antihistamines, allergy shots, nasal sprays.Sinusitis after stoppage of sneezing.How to stop all this?Is hormonal cause?

2nd opinion: I presumed you have had a workup by an allergist who has instructed you on the proper technique on the nasal spray and you have followed the instructions on avoidance measures. Have you tried Dymista or singulair (montelukast) yet? And yes, hormone can affect nasal congestion being most evident in some women during pregnancy. I would seek a 2nd opinion from another allergist if symptoms remain uncontrolled. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chronic bronchitis?

What are the tests for chronic bronchitis?

Diagnosis...: The diagnosis of chronic bronchitis is made via a physician's evaluation of the patient in conjunction with pulmonary function testing, which demonstrates the chronic obstruction as well as its severity. Pulse ox is used to determine if there is adequate oxygenation whereas abg analysis can determine if there is adequate ventilation as well as oxygenation. ...Read more

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My conditions : Chronic pansinusitis,Occipital Neuralgia,symptomatic dustmite allergy. Which of the 3 is most likely to cause brain fog,con. tiredness?

My conditions : Chronic pansinusitis,Occipital Neuralgia,symptomatic dustmite allergy. Which of the 3 is most likely to cause brain fog,con. tiredness?

Likely some or all: I would presume that you have nasal symptoms from dust mite exposure and allergic rhinitis has been associated with memory/cognitive impairment plus fatigue and is thus the most likely suspect. Certainly chronic sinusitis needs be treated . ...Read more

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history of severe asthma no meds now.persistent mucus in throat sinuses are clear. 2 Ent docs tried asthma, allergy meds and low dose PPIs. Any thoughts?

 history of  severe asthma no meds now.persistent mucus in throat sinuses are clear. 2 Ent docs  tried asthma, allergy meds and low dose PPIs. Any thoughts?

Seen ENT: If PPI twice daily failed after several weeks, it is time to see an ENT at an university center. Your current symptoms are not typical for asthma. In children, throat clearing may be a sign of asthma however. With a past history of severe asthma, I think a Lung function test is in order as well. ...Read more

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Bronciectasis & asthma related chronic cough has made my life a torment, so far inhalors are not stopping this, is there any way to stop cough?

sinusitis/GERD?: A chronic sinusitis or gerd can result in difficulties such as this. Gerd, when it affects the airways can be relatively silent and it may take 3 mos of very aggressive (2x/day potent acid suppressant & elevating the head bed) to give benefit. Instead of a dry powder inhaler (advair), which can be irritating, mdi inh.Cortisone breathed in slowly & gently via a spacer may work better for her. ...Read more

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What can a patient take for a nonproductive cough plus other symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

What can a patient take for a nonproductive cough plus other symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

Nasal sprays...: There are prescription nasal sprays that are very effective for this scenario. You should see your doctor for evaluation so this treatment can be prescribed. Other etiologies for a persistent non-productive cough include gerd and bronchospasm. Sometimes a combination of these diagnoses are present so your doctor should evaluate you. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my chronic cough? (it is not asthma, gerd, post nasal drip or any of the other typical problems)

What could be the cause of my chronic cough? (it is not asthma, gerd, post nasal drip or any of the other typical problems)

Chronic cough: Medications is another cause. Have you been trialed on meds for the cough such as an anti-reflux pill for 4-6 weeks or an inhaled medication for 4-6 weeks since much of reflux is silent and there is a large component of something called cough variant asthma with totally normal breathing tests. ...Read more

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My xray said all 4 sinuses hazy-pansinusitis. Is it some different form of sinusitis? Can ibd cause chronic sinus problems?

My xray said all 4 sinuses hazy-pansinusitis. Is it some different form of sinusitis? Can ibd cause chronic sinus problems?

Effects all sinuses: This is not likely related to your ibd but may be associated or aggravated by immunosuppressive therapy. This may require treatment with decongesting or irrigation or drainage. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my chronic cough? I have GERD which is controlled with protonix (pantoprazole). Tested negative for allergies. Do have sinus congestion.

What could be the cause of my chronic cough?  I have GERD which is controlled with protonix (pantoprazole). Tested negative for allergies. Do have sinus congestion.

Cough: Depends on the pattern of your cough, the 2 other entities that need to be ruled out are asthma and chronic sinusitis. Reflux can still cause a cough if not well controlled. A visit to the allergist may help elucidate the problem. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bronchitis and whooping cough?

What are the tests for bronchitis and whooping cough?

Finding the germs: Whooping cough can be diagnosed by finding the germ in the body and/or by measuring body's response to the germ. However, those tests may only useful for certain times after the infection starts, so they may not help. There is not a specific test for bronchitis, although when someone is coughing up mucus for a long time, testing it in the lab to see what germs are there can help guide treatment. ...Read more

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Laryngoscopy due to recurrent rhinitis and chronic cough. Doc prescribed bethamethasone injection and rebaprasol (PPI) is it allergy or LPR? The 2 ?

Laryngoscopy due to recurrent rhinitis and chronic cough. Doc prescribed bethamethasone injection and rebaprasol (PPI) is it allergy or LPR? The 2 ?

Depends: Did he find evidence of laryngeal irritation at vocal cord? If yes, LPR is a good possibility. By the way cortisone injection is not usually indicated for your conditions. As for which of the 2 is causing your problem., it is hard to tell without knowing more details. If you have indeed responded to these two medications, the withdrawal of one or the other will help to establish the cause. ...Read more

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Can piriton help with non allergic rhinitis where the only symptoms is nasal inflammation and excess need for throat clearing ?

Can piriton help with non allergic rhinitis where the only symptoms is nasal inflammation and excess need for throat clearing ?

Usually not: But if it dose , then your problem is not non-allergic rhinitis. Nasal antihistamine (azelastine etc) may be helpful. I suspect that you do have an allergic rhinitis given the presence of asthma. Perhaps you need another consultation especially if the non-allergic rhinitis was made based on blood test alone. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Allergy Tests (Definition)

Allergies can be identified by allergy tests. The best allergy test is a skin test. It is safe and reliable. The next best allergy test is a blood test - less reliable than skin tests but also safe. If we are looking into food allergy then a challenge test is very reliable but ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more