Asthma and domestic environmental factors

Patient

Q: I am a 63-yr old female, just diagnosed with adult onset asthma. Symptoms are not very severe, but have been persistent since starting 15 months ago. I am receiving treatment, keeping my house at a fairly steady temperature, exercising regularly and eating well. There is some family history of childhood asthma (son, cousins) and adult onset (mother). Also I have some skin allergies ,and dietary intolerances especially to maltodextrose and solanum family foods (potatoes, tomatoes, etc), but not life-threatening. I smoked ca 12 a day for 40 years, stopped 5 years ago. Three years ago I adopted a rescued cat. I have lived many years with cats in the past, but never had asthma previously. Do you have any recommendations for domestic environmental changes?

Symptoms:  Coughing especially at night and on exposure to cold, tightness of chest, much sputum clear in colour and a little frothy.
Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: My son is mild in education and not showing active interest. Does nootropics drugs help to improve? He is having as...

Q: My 5 year old son has allergy induced asthma every 3-4 months. It lasts only a couple days and we always treat with a...

Q: Hi I am a twenty six year old male. I have GERD. it really has not been that bad until the past couple months. I have...

Q: Hello I am a 26 year old male. The past or so I have been having a constant pressure in my head with shortness of bre...

Q: I live an active bodybuilding lifestyle but suffer often sever asthma, would higher doses of Albuterol such as in pil...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews