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    whitkdav posted:
    I am wheezing, coughing & short of breath. I am 37 and have not had breathing allergies/problems before. It only happens at my home. Any ideas what this could be?
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    Aqua14 responded:
    You really need to get evaluated by your doctor, because no one can guess what's wrong with you. I suggest starting with your primary care physician and then possibly visiting an allergist, especially if allergies or asthma run in your family. Allergies and asthma can arise at any time of life.

    Because your symptoms only occur at home, you may be having allergic asthma symptoms to some allergen in your home. Typical allergens at home include pet dander, mold, and dust mites (which are microscopic insects that live and breed in your mattress, upholstered furniture, and carpets).

    You might also be reacting to dust; fumes from your furnace; smoke from your fireplace; or even ozone, if you have an air "purifier" that uses ozone. These reactions would not be allergic, but rather all of these are irritants that can cause bronchoconstriction in people who don't have asthma.

    But the first step is to see your doctor. Take care & good luck. Judy
    It's never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


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