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1524304 tn?1326396974

Possibly asthma or just really bad allergy?

Hi,
I have my bf having rather worrying symptoms that gets really bad when he's in rural areas.
I sorta think it's some kind of allergic asthma but that's just my guessings.

Symptoms are difficulty to breathe, cough, wheezing, runny nose, tearing eyes, shortness of breath.
He says he has breathing problems all the time just minimal, because this only happens when getting away from city into rural.
The house he lived in during visiting relatives is old and full of mold and whatnot.  Also where he lives regularly also consists of mold and is a rather old house.

Also he can't run or do physical activities involving moving around much because of breathing issues. And whenever I hug him I hear his heart beating so hard and bit faster than mine.

I don't know if this helps but I'm just worried about him.
Thanks in advance.
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1780921 tn?1499301793
I believe you are correct when you say it is a combination of asthma and allergies. The runny nose and teary eyes would indicate to me that he is having an allergic reaction to something, what only testing would be able to tell.
The other symptoms sounds like he is having a asthma attack. The shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. He will need to see his doctor to confirm this, but that is were I would put my money.
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4851940 tn?1515694593
Try and convince your boyfriend to make an appointment to see his doctor sooner than later.

He does appear to have asthma attacks that are triggered off by allergic reactions.  this is very common with people who have asthma.  Living in an environment with mould is no good.  Mould produces spores that we cannot see, these are then breathed in and cause problems.  Your boyfriend also seems to be allergic to the different pollens from the grasses, trees and other plants.

The doctor will be able to get him to do a lung function test to confirm whether he has asthma.  Sometimes the patient is sent to the hospital to have a lung function test done.  If asthma is confirmed, the doctor will prescribe your boyfriend with the appropriate asthma relievers for him to use.  

As he does appear to have allergies, the doctor may also prescribe an antihistamine for him to use as well.

People with asthma do have different triggers and he will need to try and avoid these if he can.  

For the mould in his property, you can buy chemicals to spray to the kill the mould.  If you do use the spray, make sure that you wear a protective breathing mask to avoid breathing in the spray.  Having good ventilation, opening windows and keeping humidity at a reasonable level will also help to keep moulds at bay, even though it may not prevent it completely.
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10617928 tn?1411475064
Definitely go and have a check up. It sounds like asthma or some serious allergies and there are medications for that, so it should make life easier for your b/f and for you to not worry so much. Did you notice that fastened and irregular heart beat on occasions or more often as it may also be an indication of arrhythmia - again, it doesn't have to be serious.
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