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Greggory Smith
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Asthma issues since removing old carpet that was 20yrs old.

Posted by @g3smith60, Jun 26, 2017

Severe asthma as a child been ok most of adult life. Now at 56 years old after removing and cutting up old carpet ended up in ER 7 times over a years time. I have started taking Nucala injections to control asthma. It seemed to work well for 5 months and now seems to be wearing off having issues again, not bad enough to go to ER again but not feeling up to par. Wondering if something in that carpet that got in my lungs that is being overlooked.

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Hi Greggory,
I’m bringing @lisalucier and @llwortman into this conversation to see what they might think given that they have experience with asthma and other lung issues.
Gregorry, It sounds like it might be time for a more thorough investigation. Have you brought your concerns to your doctor?

@colleenyoung

Hi Greggory,
I’m bringing @lisalucier and @llwortman into this conversation to see what they might think given that they have experience with asthma and other lung issues.
Gregorry, It sounds like it might be time for a more thorough investigation. Have you brought your concerns to your doctor?

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Hi, Greggory,
Sorry you’ve been having so much trouble since working with the carpet. I’m taking off my moderator hat here and speaking from personal experience having a diagnosis of allergies for 33 years and asthma for 17. If it were my case, my allergy to dust mites would have gone crazy with the old carpet, prompting nasal symptoms and then triggering terrible coughing fits from my asthma (I often have allergy-induced asthma).

I’m wondering what kind of symptoms you’ve been having?

Carpeting backing, glued, content all have been proven to be an environmental hazard to health.
We just have to do a little research and ask carpet sales teams questions …when I sai, I’m
a lung cancer survivor…the carpet manuals came out of the woodwork ! We have no carpeting and I can take a deep breath & breath ! Let’s stay connected sharing stories is so educational.
linda w

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