I have been posting about an allergy to English Ivy we might have,
Mr Furlong had his registration interview with the doctor here where we have recently moved.
He mentioned that I feel our bronchitis and pulling down of the old Ivy is connected and that we have inhaled irritants (or chemicals) causing it.
The doctor didn’t trash the idea, and said she’d do some research, but SHE thought Mr Furlong had an infection due to his “lowered immune system”
Scientifically, is it possible for two individuals to be struck down – well, that’s exaggeration I suppose – how can I say it? for two people to present the EXACT SAME SYMPTOMS at the very same time if they have an “infection”?
Mr Furlong and I have been married for 40 years, and have never been so “in tune”!
Logically, wouldn’t you think its more scientific to think we breathed in a lot of Ivy-dust at the same time, and it triggered a reaction in our throats and lungs at the same time.
But I cannot find any proper medical literature about it on which to hang my proposition hat!
Everything I find on the Internet is a “passing phrase” – but where is the evidence?
So, is it possible “our” bronchitis is only an infection – or is it because we’ve breathed in Ivy fluff? Am I right, or am I wrong?
I dunno, because I can’t prove it….