I'm 40yrs, have hayfever,sneeze when perfume/house chemicals are used and when dust is disturbed and hoovering get a tight chest.I visit 2 ladies,once a week *A =smokes a few rollups a day and ventilates her house,twice a week*B = has cigarettes 10-20 aday no ventilation.*A is ok and only get discomfort when she smokes in my presence,1 rollup over 2 hours .*B for a visit between 2-10 mins before and after walking her dog, the moment I step into her house I have a discomfort and if she's recently smoked or still having one then a tight chest and throat, the feeling lasts for most of the day and still have smoke breath and phlem, in the last 2 weeks also getting headache which lasts an hour. Would a mask help keep out the smoke or its chemicals or are there any nasal filters? I would still get a tight chest if someone passed me outside while smoking 'proper' cigarettes. thank you for your replies.
Sorry it's been so long, thank you for your replies. After your suggestion of using an antihistamine I started taking Telfast early, for my hayfever which is due May/June. Well it's done the trick, I don't get a tight chest anymore or breathing problems when I visit my smoking friend. If it's not too cold I stand inside her back door with it wide open to let fresh air in while I get her dog on the lead. On a rare occasion, last week I had tea with her and she smoked twice , and still I was ok. I just can't stand the smoke breath that I get afterwards for most of the day. I will check with my G.P. if I can take the Telfast all year round. Again thank you
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