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post #1 of 10 Old 06-07-2008, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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just wondering how many of you are asthmatic, if you are how do you deal with it while ridding and....got in to some bad hay the other day and couldn't breath and ended up in the hospital for a few hours
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-07-2008, 10:13 PM
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I have asthma but it doesn't bother me around horses. But, believe it or not, I am allergic to horses! Great fun! Lol

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I have asthma but it doesn't bother me around horses. But, believe it or not, I am allergic to horses! Great fun! Lol
Yeah I am exactly the same! But usualy I just end up sneezing, sometimes get a small rash on my arm, I just think it's lucky that I'm not deadly allergic. One person I knew could go anywhere near one.
But my asthma is fine.
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Hi KT,

My daughter Ellie has asthma. Thankfully she's been ok round the horses so far. Two of mine are on shavings, which I get for free from a local sawmill, occasionally they can be a little dusty, I tend to keep her out of the area for a few mins, when I put new down. She helps do the hay nets, but if she starts coughing, its straight out of the barn and inhaler time.
She's been a lot worse lately, but I was wondering if that was due the pollen count, which is quite high here at the moment.
She's ok most of the time when she rides which is good, so I'm hoping she'll grow out of it eventually.

Are you ok now? Did you have to have the nebuliser(sp?) at hospital?
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they put me on a nebuliser for about 20 minutes (now i know how darth vater looked) they gave me a shot also because they thought that i might have had a infection my lungs due to the amount of liquids i was coughing up ( sorry) i hate needles!!!! took 3 people to hold me down.................they also put me on 2 new inhualers....eewww, but i'm still out there every day feeding horses and coughing to death comming in the house
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I have asthma but it doesn't bother me around horses. But, believe it or not, I am allergic to horses! Great fun! Lol
Yeah I am exactly the same! But usualy I just end up sneezing, sometimes get a small rash on my arm, I just think it's lucky that I'm not deadly allergic. One person I knew could go anywhere near one.
But my asthma is fine.
That's kinda what I have. I sneeze, I get rashes on my neck and other places. But sometimes I can control it. Just focuse on NOT sneezing or scrathing, it helps me heaps!

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just wondering how many of you are asthmatic, if you are how do you deal with it while ridding and....got in to some bad hay the other day and couldn't breath and ended up in the hospital for a few hours
I try not to go up to the stable on a day where my asthma is really giving me problems. I always carry a fast acting inhaler with me... as well as allergy meds.

Hope you are feeling better after your attack and hospital visit.


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I have bad allergies around hay and hay dust which means I really have to be careful when hay season comes in and people start stacking bales.

If your respiratory are significant enough to affect as much as you describe you should go see your GP and see what other medication he might be able to put you on. Something that works better for the type of physical activity you do.
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Just an idea here, but would a dust mask or bandana do enough to help out when you are handling the hay? My dad that farms up in Iowa has to wear a mask during harvest or he's a mess.

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Just an idea here, but would a dust mask or bandana do enough to help out when you are handling the hay? My dad that farms up in Iowa has to wear a mask during harvest or he's a mess.
I have thought about using one but have to admit I havent been smart enough to actually try it out. Thanks for the reply, I'll make sure to actually give it a go.
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