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I am not sure if you can help me in any way I am 28 Year old

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Hi I am not sure if you can help me in any way I am 28 Year old male and suffer from a kind of cough. As in my bedroom in the mornings I am ok but as soon as I go down stars to the rest of the house I start coughing and then after a while I stop and feel fine, Yesterday I did buy a unit to clean the air in just my bedroom (BIONAIRE BAP600 AIR PURIFIER) and it seems OK at present. I Have also tested my bedroom with a Vent Check c02 Temp unit and the reading was 928 c02 PPM I do have my windows open a bit I was wondering what could cause my cough and I hope I have explained my question ok Thank you
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

The most likely cause of your cough is allergen in air. The carpets and related fibers and curtain are one of the most common cause of allergy related cough. Hope the purifier resolve your symptoms; otherwise you may consider cleaning carpets or curtain more frequently.
You may also get allergy tests by your doctor, which can specify the allergens.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi how does allergy tests from doctor word and also what about the Vent Check c02 Temp unit that was reading 928 c02 PPM
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi how does allergy tests from doctor work and also what about the Vent Check c02 Temp unit that was reading 928 c02 PPM
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

There are two kind of allergy tests;

1) In vitro; this is a blood test which identifies the allergen.

2) In vivo; this is skin test and multiple allergen are injected on the skin to see the reaction.

Both have equally good test. But skin test may be slightly more specific and sensitive than the blood test (chance of false positive are less).

Reading of 928 CO2 PPM is in normal range (the range is CO2 0 to 2550 PPM). So no problem in that area.

Avoidance of indoor allergens is important.

a) Pets need to be removed from home (if you have any).

b) Control of indoor humidity may provide the best avenue for dust mite and mold abatement. Vent Check would help in it.

c) Cockroach control

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

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