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Asthma sufferers?

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LancsLass Report 15 Jul 2008 19:01

Hi all,

Thanks for your replies.

Well I went to the doctors. BP ok, temp ok, oxygen saturation also ok, chest clear (??), but still feel like im breathing underwater and still have the salty taste.

Docs answer: , Ear, nose & throat tubes are probably still a bit blocked after the cold causing a drip at the back of throat (well done hobbity) and giving the salty taste. Asthma causing a problem because of the left over cold and the change in weather all the time. (it has been raining one minute then cracking the flags the next!).

Solution: steam inhilation, drink more water, and he has given me a different inhaler -Severent.

Sometimes busy lives are not a solution, you have to go to the docs and get sorted out now and again!


Hoobity Report 13 Jul 2008 18:16

Salty Phlegm could be a drip from your nose down the back of your throat, sitting on the top of your wind pipe which will make you cough all the time to clear it from your throat.


ChrisofWessex Report 13 Jul 2008 18:10

to those who have COPD - have you tried the new inhaler which my nurse calls the magic drug - I have referred to it several times on here - it is called Spiriva Respimat - it sprays a mist rather than capsule and makes a whole difference to life. So new when inhosp. for first 2 weeks in May (broken wrists) the medical staff who had to give me my inhalers had never heard of or seen this type of drug (not even a couple of drs


jgee Report 13 Jul 2008 12:36

Hi lancs Lass,

As I'm speaking to you I'm on the Nebulizer been really ill this week, im asthma & COPD plus the inhalors and pills, the phlegm is not green but have been gasping for air, lung unit brought me in a oxygen machine 4 days ago , got to use all day plus neb 4 times i have had the salty taste due to the infection , there is something going round, cos my OH, 2 daughters have been ill with breathing problems none of those are asthma sufferers .

I would do what Gillie says go to doctors, ASAP

Joan G take care xx


Forgetmenot Report 13 Jul 2008 12:08

Hi Lancs Lass, I too am a chronic asthmatic as our my kids, it sounds to me like you haven't got your asthma under control as well as you usually do, the phlegm you are talking about is an over secretion of your airways, which is what asthma is, is the phlegm clear or is it colored green or brown in anyway? in which case if its the later, you need to see your GP because you have or have had an infection.

Gillie XX

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 13 Jul 2008 12:07

Hi Lancs Lass,

Sounds to me like you have more than a cold, maybe a bad chest infection!!

I have Asthma and COPD and use nebuliser as well as inhalers plus tablets.
I don't know if its the weather being so warm and close but I am worse in the summer than the winter these days.

I have never however had salty phlegm? (sorry not sure of spelling either).



LancsLass Report 13 Jul 2008 11:39

I am presuming there are asthma suffereres on here, so here is a quick question.

Have you ever had salty phlegm? (sorry for those eating there brekkie/lunch)

If yes, what is it all about and how can I make go away?

I had a cold 4 weeks ago and I am still coughing now and again and my asthma has got worse. (I have mild asthma and normally control very well with inhalers)

Now I have developed this salty phlegm.

Whats it all about?