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John Bottrell, RRT posted a new activity comment 11 hours ago

Sorry to hear you are having so much trouble with thrush. Just curious, what inhaler do you use and do you use a spacer? John. Site Moderator.

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annemh posted an update 19 hours, 41 minutes ago

Oral thrush is something I get on a regular basis – despite doing all the things I’ve been told to do like gargling and brushing teeth straight after using the inhaler. It’s really unpleasant and I always end up with antibiotics from my GP. Have also tried different inhalers and use a spacer but still getting thrush – help and advice would be…

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT answered a question 22 hours, 40 minutes ago

Hi RMHannah, and thanks for your post. You may be aware, we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), however, your concern certainly warrants a reply. Asthma symptoms can vary from patient to patient and so, your situation may be unique for you. There are people who have an asthma diagnosis and yet, do…

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT posted a new activity comment 1 day, 10 hours ago

Hi again, Cammiecat, and thanks for your quick reply and sharing what your particular circumstances are all about. It’s understandable that this was a difficult day for you – some days can be good, some not so good. Either way, you must be looking forward to your visit with the pulmonologist on Tuesday. If this doctor is familiar with our…

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Cammiecat posted a new activity comment 1 day, 10 hours ago

Sorry, I have other chronic health issues, including mental health issues as well as severe Eosinophilic Asthma. It was just a difficult day. I am also unfamiliar with navigating your community messaging. Another struggle. I see the pulmonologist on Tuesday. I’m sure he’ll help me navigate the site….. right?

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT posted a new activity comment 1 day, 10 hours ago

Hi again, Cammiecat, and thank you for this post. I’m sorry to hear you are struggling. Is there something you areable to do to get past this?
Please let us hear back from you when you are able.
All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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John Bottrell, RRT commented on the post, The Familiar Asthma Cough 2 days, 1 hour ago

Sorry about your trouble with that cough and getting your doctor to recognize it as a symptom. Is it just after work that you cough, or is it persistent throughout the day? And how long have you been on your current asthma regimen? I ask these question just because it can sometimes take some time for a treatment regimen to improve symptoms. What…

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John Bottrell, RRT commented on the post, How To Reduce VOCs For Better Asthma Care 2 days, 1 hour ago

Interesting you write this, as my coworker was discussing with me the benefits of having plants in your home. Back in the 80s doctors recommended my parents get rid of plants. At present I have no plants in my home, although after reading articles like this it may be time to add some. 🙂 All the best. John. Site Moderator.

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DebJ commented on the post, The Familiar Asthma Cough 2 days, 10 hours ago

I have a cough. I can’t get my pulmonologist to recognize it as an annoying symptom for me. I currently use Trelegy, ProAir as a rescue and took it upon myself to use a store brand Mucinex DM 1 tablet every night at bedtime to keep things moving yet try to keep the cough quiet. If I don’t take it, I can feel it in my lungs. My cough kicks in at…

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT posted a new activity comment 2 days, 15 hours ago

Hi again, wheezie1 – we’re so glad to be able to provide the support! Persistent asthma certainly has its challenges, that’s for certain! Hang in there! Leon (site moderator)