Below are our archive of questions and answers in Pulmonology.
Question 3/27/2002: Is there a connection between having allergies at a young age and getting asthma in you older years?
Answer: Yes, there is a direct correlation between allergies in youth and eventual asthma. Asthma is inflammation of the bronchial tubes with eventual bronchospasm. In some cases seasonal allergies, unchecked, may be followed by periods of bronchospasm. See your family doctor or pulmonologist if you are having this problem.
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Question 2/25/2002: I have a cold and can't get over the cough what is the best medication for cough?
Answer: The best cure for the cough is to cure the causative infection. Anti-tussives are used for symptomatic relief. They range from narcotic agents to alcohol-based agents. The most common cause of chronic cough in a non-smoker is sinusitis untreated or Gastroesophageal reflux, so in some cases the cough will not be relieved until those problems have been addressed.
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Question 1/17/2002: Can working in a building with mold in the heat/air vents and mold on the wall cause chronic fatigue, cold/allergy symptoms and make one more susceptible to pneumonia?