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Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: Dry lungs not going away

 misspuppychow - Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:59 pm

I have allergies and my mom is a nurse at an allergy office so I get taken care of very well. Over spring break I was in an area that had high pollen and as a result and used Veramyst twice a day as well as Allegra D twice a day. Not only did it try my nose out, it also dried my lungs out.

However, that was two weeks ago and my lungs are still very dry. I have not used any allergy medicine and I have not used any decongestants. I have taken zero medication of any kind.

How do you moisture your lungs if they are not doing it on their own? It is a slight level of discomfort whenever I take a breath!
 Dr. A. Madia - Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:42 am

User avatar Hi,

Veramyst contains fluticasone, a steroid inhalation product. It will reduce secretions and make the mucus membranes dry. Allegra D contains Fexofenadine, an anti allergic plus pseudoephedrine, a decongestant. Allegra will also make the mucus membrane dry. However the effect of both of these will not last more than a day or two after stopping them.

But tell me. What do you mean exactly by a dry lung? Is it a dry cough? Or some irritation while breathing?

 misspuppychow - Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:09 am

I don't really cough any more than normal, it is more of a strange feeling when I am breathing... I can just tell that my lungs are dried and it is pretty annoying. :) I have not used Veramyst or anything else since March 21 and the dryness has not improved.


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