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Coughing and breathing difficulty after exposure to aerosol fumes. Treatment?

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Hi Doctor I'm 43 years old, this morning while cleaning the bathroom I inhale the fume coming form the aerosol. Nothing happens immediately. After one and half hour I started to get heavy coughing with breathing difficulty even with phlegm vomiting. It then subsides , but each time my throat irritates a little and that i feel like coughing the same symptoms happens (heavy coughing with breathing difficulty and phlegm vomiting).
Please advise

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Posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 in Asthma and Allergy
Answered by Dr. Rajinder Bajoria 2 hours later

Thanks for nice query.     

In your case fumes of aerosol has caused delayed allergy leading to bronchospasm & allergic bronchitis .

This has resulted in sign & symptoms enumerated by you like cough ,breathing difficulty with phlegm.

Repeated attacks of coughing with breathing difficulty and phlegm vomiting indicated irritation of throat & upper respiratory tract due to inhaled fumes of aerosol.

Anti allergic drug or steroid inhaler may help you .

It will be nice on your part start taking medicines as per advice of your local doctor after an physical examination.

Hope I have answered your query, I will be available to answer your follow up queries, Wish you Good Health and trouble free speedy recovery.
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