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13 Feb 2006

Asthma - wrong diagnosis?
Hi - My 31 year old husband was diagnosed a month ago with ashtma after never having suffered symptoms before. He had a persistent cough that would not go away and went to the doctor who performed a protein blood test and stryometer test (for his lungs). He was told to take the Budenosid Inhaler twice a day and to also take anti hystamine tablets Xysal. The problem is that a month down the line he is still coughing and has now developed flu. Could this be a misdiagnosis because it just does not seem to be getting better - what else could it be? He did a full blood test and nothing showed up except on the protein test which he said indicated my husband had some sort of allergy.
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01 Jan 0001

HI CD
Did they do an x/ray of his lungs? He also need a lungfunction test - any physician will be able to do it for you. It is not common that someone only develops asthma out of the blue although it is certainly possible. Please make an appointment at a physician or pulmonologist if you can. Let your GP re-evaluate him in the mean time.
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