I was coughing up tons of white
mucus. I only have a dust allergy, so it has to be something outside. I am worse when I am out of air conditioning for any length of time. He said he could not rule out that there was something in the air which had really irritated my respiratory
system, throat, and sinuses, including hoarseness. I was put on steroids, and this cleared up, but once off them, it was not long before I was right back where I began,and had to resume taking them as well as Advair. Some of my friends also have the same syndrome and are taking steroids and Advair, also. The incidence of respiratory illnesses where I work also went way up, with no definitive diagnoses. This has continued into the present time. Many of the elderly have also been put on steroids and Oxygen. "As an experiment or sorts, I took some time off in early September and flew to Vermont to see my brother.