I have an allergy type cough which is caused immediately after every first bite of food, usually if it's spicy, cold or hot.
If I bite a chilly by mistake, I cough like being choked, I have to drink water after that.
There are other triggers for my cough as well.
- Cold wind
- Air conditioner
- Gas from automobiles
- Passive smoking ( I dont smoke, but the when I come across smokers, it triggers me cough)
I have been suffering from following allergies for the past 2 years.
I have been told initially it is related to Asthma, I have been on Asmanex and Albuterol but no change. While a second opinion revealed that I dont have Asthma.
It is so frustrating that I am not able at work in a meeting room also. If a person has a bad breathe talks in a meeting room, I cough as well. I have to go out of the room, take the inhaler and come back.
I am confused and I am so concerned about my condition.
I would be grateful if Medical experts can advice me what should I do to cure this?
I had a persistent and very annoying cough for many years. I had various tests with no conclusive results, including asthma. I then found out about salicylate (plant product) and intolerance symptoms which include clearing of throat / persistent coughing. I eliminated salicylate completely from my diet for a trial of 2 weeks. My cough disappeared after 4 days along with other symptoms I hadn't related. It only now returns if I get ill or eat too much salicylate.
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