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Title: Can mould or allergies cause bronchitis?
Post by: litieulong48 on 16/05/2017 08:57:28
I have had bronchitis twice this year. First time was around new years (after a very large snow storm) and now again in Nov. I've been sick for two weeks and diagnosed with bronchitis (after having a viral infection). My question is: can mould or an allergy also be a factor in getting bronchitis? I work in a building that constantly has a leaky roof (actually water pouring down) after rain or snow melting and has a constant smell of mould / mildew. I have an allergy to mould and have problems breathing while at work. Thoughts...
am I crazy to feel this may be the cause or helping me get sick?
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Title: Re: Can mould or allergies cause bronchitis?
Post by: chris on 23/05/2017 20:58:14
The condition ABPA - allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis - is an example of an allergic lung response to the inhaled spores of the aspergillus mould. It tends to be most common in asthmatics, cystic fibrosis patients and individuals with bronchiectasis.