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I have developed a what appears to be an allergy over the last

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I have developed a what appears to be an allergy over the last couple of years,I get really itchy and sometimes come out in blotches that feel like they are burning,I also so feel really drained and tired and I have a persistent wheeze or cough that brings up mucus ,my eyesight has got to the point where I need glasses and over the last number of years I have developed my eyes go to a blurred/tunnel vision just before I get a fairly bad headache
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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you could be having excessive allergies.

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have you tried anti-histamines?

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have you had your thyroid hormone levels checked?

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you could have allergic asthma.

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you need a pulmonary function test

Customer: Yeah I have been taking Benadryl every 2 days
Dr. David :

to check for asthma and see if asthma medication could help.

Dr. David :

you should see an allergy specialist

Customer: i have never had my thyroid hormone level checked
Dr. David :

and get skin testing to check for allergies.

Customer: i was put on a steroid enhaler
Dr. David :

you should get your thyroid hormone levels checked. low thyroid hormone levels can cause fatigue.

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you should also be tested for autoimmune disorders as well.

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with an ESR and ANA test

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to see if this is being caused by your body's own immune system.

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does this help?

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do you have any other questions?

Customer: i just feel there is a problem somewhere in my body the problem is convincing a gp to do these tests
Dr. David :

I see.

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it can be hard.

Customer: the one that worries me most is the chesty cough
Dr. David :

ask for these test to check for skin allergy testing .

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you need a chest CT scan

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and pulmonary function testing as well

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to check your lungs.

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and a sputum culture to check for infection.

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do you have any other questions?

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have you had a chest CT scan yet?

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and sputum culture and pulmonary function test?

Customer: I have not had a ct on my lungs they just put me on one of those breath test machines but they showed up ok,my local gp put me on a steroid enhaler,what will a chest ct scan show me
Dr. David :

it can show if you have a pneumonia or bronchiectasis causing your cough and mucus.

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you might need also a bronchodilator like albuterol to help open up your lungs

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and also an allergy medication like allegra or zyrtec during the day.

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benadryl is good for night time use because it causes you to be sleepy

Customer: i would have been exposed to a lot of construction dust over the years and I was thinking silicoses
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I see.

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that is not good.

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do you smoke as well?

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smoking and construction dust together is not good.

Customer: i smoked for a couple of years when around 14 years of age but that was a long time ago
Dr. David :

that is good.

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ask about trying other allergy medication.

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and the bronchodilator like albuterol

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to see if this helps open up your airways.

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do you have any other questions?

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has this been helpful?

Customer: no thank you for the advise
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