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No More Breathers

A runny nose isn't always harmless. For, allergic rhinitis is no common cold and often leads to asthma.

No More Breathers
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No More Breathers
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After several months of this, when he started missing work deadlines and laboured to enjoy weekends, he decided to see a doctor. His family physician realised there was no fever to uphold his common cold premise, but continued to prescribe ever-stronger medication that left Dixit drowsy and dizzy.

Only recently, when he reported wheezing, chest-tightness and breathing difficulties to specialists, did he realise that the awry diagnosis had pushed him to the brink of chronic asthma—his malady was no innocuous common cold.

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