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Graphic Dermatitis with Persistent Morning Cough

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  • Posted By: Len Kay
  • February 25, 2012
  • 09:03 AM

Subject is 23 year old male, very healthy otherwise. Graphic dermatitis began 4 months ago and persistent morning cough about 2 months ago. Coughing is accompanied with inability to take a full breath and a feeling of constricted lungs. Coughing and accompanied symptoms subside within 30 minutes after arising. Subject was prescribed Zyrtec (cetirizine HCl), Zantac (ranitidine) and Ventolin inhaler (Salbutamol sulfate). Medications seem to slightly shorten morning recovery time from cough and shortness of breath. Medications also only slightly diminish severity of graphic dermatitis.

There is very little information on graphic dermatitis on the internet and I can't find a clear connection between the two symptoms other than they both may be the result of an over active immunity system. Is it possible the two symptoms are unrelated?

I'm hoping someone reading this sees a clear pattern or has dealt with identical or similar conditions. Is this a permanent condition or likely to fade away eventually? Has anyone had success at eliminating these symptoms with medications other than the ones he is currently taking? Should I be looking closer at possible obscure environmental causes? Are these symptoms an indication of the start of something more serious?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Len Kay

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