I've had asthma for years and years, and am usually pretty well controlled with a combination of Advair, singulair and allergy meds depending on the season.... However, I recently got sucker-punched with a double ear-infection that won't go away, and that's turned itself into a nasty cough. I went to the health center and got some new antibiotics to knock out the ear infection, and for the cough that won't stop I was given prednisone on the assumption that my asthma is totally acting up. I only took the prednisone for one day, I'm also diabetic and it wreaks such havoc on my bloodsugar that I don't actually think its good for me, not to mention it didn't help the cough at all. My ears felt better, but still coughing.
I think I am currently responding equally well to my inhaler and Robitussin, and if it were really just asthma the Robitussin wouldn't touch it? Is it possible in your opinions to actually just be sick and NOT have asthma flaring up? I know I definitely am having a little asthma right now, but am I off my rocker in thinking I might have a "normal-person" cough and just need to treat it like a normal person would? I can't recall that ever being the case before with me, but has anyone else been in such a situation or do you think there's even a way to separate the two to find out which part is in need of more treatment?
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