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Snowman9000

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Posted: 01/02/18 12:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were south of Tucson for November and December, and now are in Casa Grande.

My December was horrible. It started with a bad cold. Then sinus infection, and now some type of asthma that isn’t responding to a rescue inhaler. Every day I have some episodes. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow.

Anyway, has anyone here ever had a similar experience out here? Prior to this I have never had anything like this. At this point I am hoping it’s asthma and not something worse.


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I get bronchitis about every 3 years in Quartzsite. I love the place but not enough to keep risking that! I have not been to the area you're asking about.

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There is a condition called Valley Fever. My wife and I had bad colds there a couple of years ago and when we visited the urgent care doctor he asked if we had been out in dust, etc. He himself had Valley Fever and suspected he got it after being caught in a dust storm while 4 wheeling. It turned out we didn’t have it but I guess it can be uncomfortable.

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Valley Fever has symptoms that I don’t have, thankfully.

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2oldman wrote:

I get bronchitis about every 3 years in Quartzsite. I love the place but not enough to keep risking that! I have not been to the area you're asking about.


I could have bronchitis, I suppose. What happens to you, when you get it?

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Snowman9000 wrote:

2oldman wrote:

I get bronchitis about every 3 years in Quartzsite. I love the place but not enough to keep risking that! I have not been to the area you're asking about.


I could have bronchitis, I suppose. What happens to you, when you get it?


You feel like crud and cough a lot and sound awful and sometimes run a fever. Untreated can often lead to pneumonia.

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When you are at the doctor have him check for "Anta virus" it is comon in the desert and can be lethal if untreated.

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Similar to 'hantavirus' as carried by mousies??

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Snowman9000 wrote:

2oldman wrote:

I get bronchitis about every 3 years in Quartzsite. I love the place but not enough to keep risking that! I have not been to the area you're asking about.
I could have bronchitis, I suppose. What happens to you, when you get it?
I feel absolutely terrible. So weak I can hardly move. I don't seem to have a lot of congestion or coughing, but I just feel dead.

Edit: now I remember.. I hack up green and sometimes brown stuff. Nasty.

* This post was edited 01/02/18 04:29pm by 2oldman *

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Many people get infected sinuses from inhaling dust. This especially true if they are coming from some place much wetter with higher humidity. It helps to irrigate your nose with a hot shower or inhale some steam.

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