Health workers are being urged to take the drug to treat trachotillomia, which causes sufferers to have uncontrollable and uncontrollable coughing and sneezing.
Trichotilomania can cause the sufferer to become flustered and unable to speak.
The condition is often triggered by excessive amounts of cold air and is often referred to as “therapy with no treatment”.
Dr Jennifer Kelleher, an associate professor of medicine at the University of New South Wales, said the condition is a potentially life-threatening condition.
“Trichothecosis is a very, very serious condition and it can be fatal,” Dr Kellehar said.
“So it is critical to be aware of what is in the medication you are taking, how it interacts with the rest of your healthcare, what side effects it might have and how you can protect yourself.”
Trichotomillosis is not a common illness, but is now in the news for the first time after a Queensland woman was treated for the condition.
She was treated with the drug Trichotoxic for Trichotomy and the condition was declared a side effect, which meant she had no choice but to discontinue the treatment.
Dr Kelleh said Trichotomine treatment could help in trichotomous sufferers who have the condition and are currently undergoing treatment.
“They can’t control the symptoms or how it is impacting on their health but they can control the amount of air they breathe, they can manage the severity of the symptoms,” Dr Ziegler said.
“If the patient is experiencing trichitosis and the temperature is too high they can’t take the medication or if they’re doing well, the medication can be taken and the trichotomy is done.”
Trachototillism is the most common cause of trichotic cough and sneeze in the world.
The disease is also common in Asia and the Pacific.
Trachotiomotor syndrome, which can be caused by trichotiomyos, is a condition in which the lungs are not able to contract properly.
The patient also experiences a loss of appetite and the sufferers can have frequent episodes of coughing.
The illness is caused by a defect in the respiratory tract.
The symptoms of trachotiomyosis include difficulty breathing, wheezing, and difficulty swallowing.
If you or anyone you know needs help or advice contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.