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Hay fever and asthma

Postby Kate99 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:35 am

I have asthma but i also have hay fever, i guess many of us do as they are related conditions. This week my hay fever has been really bad which is making my asthma worse. I am taking my regular asthma inhalers plus antihistamines for my hay fever. Is anyone else suffering more and what do you do?
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Re: Hay fever and asthma

Postby Kathryn Dewdney on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:26 pm

Asthma can get worse if someone is also suffering with hay fever, it is therefore important to try and get hay fever symptoms under control. Antihistamines and/or a steroid nasal spray may do the trick. If symptoms persist it is as well to see your GP. He may prescribe a medication known as a leukotriene receptor antagonist which can be useful to help control both the asthma and hay fever symptoms. Sometimes it is necessary to increase the dose of your preventer inhaler.
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