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Having flu, bronchitis, cough. Constantly exposed to wood dust, chemicals. Is symptoms linked to acid reflux?

Hi Doc. My GP seems to think that i have a asthmatic condition due to my prolonged exposure to chemicals that i have been working with for the last 20 odd years. ( i am an engineering patternmaker ) I have been consistantly exposed to wood dust , paint fumes , various chemical fumes ,etc due to nature of work. Recently , i have been contracting severe flu , bronchitis , relatively frequently ,and recovery periods have been getting longer. I have been coughing in severe spasms with no pheglm and my chest feels really tight and sore. Today . i visited a pulmunologist , who X -rayed my chest , and proclaimed the all clear. After , an examination , he prescribed , Topzole 40mg. and suggested that acid due to reflux might be the cause of my chronic cough . i had an inguinal hernia operation about two years back , but still take Gaviscon almost every night. Do you think that my cough and wheezing could be linked to my acid reflux problem ? Many thanks. Preggy moodley
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Your cough is only related to your chemicals and dusts
not reflux
Yu can try using nesporin h eye ointment in nose bd
put sea water drops 2 drops in each nose at night
this will prevent contact of chemicals with nasal mucosa
take anti Allergics
You can go for desensitisation therapy for chemicals and dusts for permanent cure
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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