Hypersencitivity Apba

I was admitted into the hosiptal in November and the doctor found a 5 inch muscus plug in my bronchial tube. I was then diagnoised with the condition. It is extremely hard to get rid of and it can come right back if you are sucessful. I was wondering if moving to an area with less mold would help. I live in Santa Barbara, California. I know there are several more people in this area with the same condition.

cplongboard cplongboard
56-60, F
2 Responses Feb 19, 2010

I have also been on every antibiotic known to man and go from sick to half dead in a very short period of time. I was finally diagnosed and fungus is the culprit but unfortunately fungus is everywhere. I use a steroid inhaler and bronchodilator as needed. I feel like crap most of the time. This last episode has been going on since the end of october and one week in the hospital. I feel like a hypochondriac because I keep returning to the doctor trying to get well. Unfortunately each visit is very expensive not to mention all the meds they put me on.. They are expensive also. This has been going on for a few years usually at the same time of the year. My biggest fear is how to differentiate between a bacterial infection and an allergic response. They feel so much alike but I think the antibiotics have been overused. I also can't spend my life on steroids. I have chronic sinus issues which compound the issue. I have been to ent and had allergy testing twice. I recently had a positive IgE aspergillus blood test which looks like possibly and APBA diagnosis. FRUSTRATED and depressed.

I, too, have horrible mucus issues--like having mucus plugs succtioned out of my nose. I was diagnosed at Mayo clinic with cough-variant asthma which i think is a result of the chronic sinus issues. The sinus balloon surgery was no help. I've been seen by multiple ENTs, allergists and pulmonary doctors. No one has suggested a fungus. I have been treated with just about every antibiotic known to man. What do I have to do to get a proper diagnosis and treatment? It's been three plus miserable years and no correct diagnosis.