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could it be Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 21, 2009
  • 00:59 PM

I went to a Corn Maze at the end of September and as i was walking through i began to cough uncontrollably. It was corn that was dried on the stalk, and the path was very very dusty. It took about 45 minutes to go through and i survived. When i got home i did a nasal wash and took a bath and used my albuterol inhaler. I continued to cough and felt i just had a cold for a bout a week but the cough lingered and never went away. All the time i used my albuterol MDI. I only have reactive airway when i come down with a cold. it has now been a month and i have developed a severe upper respiratory infection. Coughing up yellow sputum, sweats, low grade fever, and severe cough that landed me in the emergency room. I was started on levaquin and albuterol nebulizer treatments every 4 hours. Two days later i felt things hadn't improve enough so i went to my doctor and she put me on prednisone a steroid in addition to what i was already taking to help calm my cough from the swelling in my bronchial airway. It has improved a little more, but i have to say that i am still wheezing especially when i lay flat, seems like more upper airway then lower. less productive cough but i feel things should be much improved by now. Do you think it would unreasonable to ask my doctor to do a test for Aspergillosis?

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