andym said:Why did they prescribe an inhaler?I presume it was something like Ventolin?
andym said:Thats Ventolin,a broncho dilator.I dont think its a problem as you dont have asthma.Must have been a humdinger of a chest infection!Cant see it being a bar to your joining up process.
snapdragon said:I wouldn't worry, as long as you tell them it was a chest infection. I was a little worried about the inhaler thing too, but i know deep down i haven't had asthma ever- just hayfever induced wheeziness. The medical test doctor only asked anyway, they don't seem to check up on anything.
nutty_bag said:get yourself a flu jab to stop the nasties returning!!
The target groups for the 2006 to 2007 influenza season are listed below.
Vaccine should initially be given to those in groups 1 and 2 and then to the remaining groups, in order, as vaccine becomes available.
1. Those aged 65 years and over
2. Those aged over 6 months with underlying medical conditions such as:
* Chronic respiratory disease, including asthma*;
* Chronic heart disease;
* Chronic renal disease;
* Chronic liver disease;
* Diabetes mellitus#;
* Those with impaired immunity due to disease or treatment.
3. Those living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities (but not including prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence).
4. Those who are in receipt of a carerâ€™s allowance, or those who are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. This should be given on an individual basis at the GPâ€™s discretion in the context of other clinical risk groups in their practice.
5. In addition, NHS employers should offer immunisation to employees directly involved in patient care, and social care employers should consider similar action for staff in nursing and care homes who look after older people. Influenza immunisation of staff can reduce the likelihood of transmission of influenza to vulnerable patients.
snapdragon said:Asthma certainly is a killer- a concept not helped by doctors doling out inhalers at the first sign of a cough.