Since end of September I have been struggling to get/keep my coughing (CVA) under control. Had 2 bouts of Pred. Changed inhaler to Fostair.
Had blood tests and ECG and doc says I am as healthy as a horse. Suggested I have silent acid reflux and prescribed omeprazole which stopped the night time coughing and constant need to clear my throat. Still coughing on and off though it is much improved.
I had eczema on my eyelids a couple of months ago, which kept coming back in fairly mild bouts, but cleared with hydrocortisone cream and diprobase.
Before I started the omeprazole (so pretty sure it wasn't the trigger) the eczema flared up - first eyelids, then neck and décolleté, now other parts of my face too (chin and under eyes). Been applying the usual hydrocortisone and diprobase but my face and neck are still red and burning like fire.
Since end Sept I have also done a 6 weeks exclusion diet for triggers identified through an allergen test on strands of hair (I know. My friends with medical background do roll their eyes. And it did prove to be wildly off the mark and had no effect when I stopped eating the suggested culprits nor when they re-introduced.) When I saw the doc who suggested I may have acid reflux, she suggested a dairy exclusion diet as the next step in eliminating triggers for the cough/reflux... At that time the eczema was not an issue.
What would you do next if you were me? I guess it is back to the doc and back to the drawing board? I am so discouraged about my health right now...
I did have a very stressful last year and lost both my parents 13 months apart. I read that stress doesn't cause asthma/reflux/eczema but may aggravate it. Sigh.