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  • 3 days ago

    Allergic to beans

    Can anyone help me understand why I'm allergic to some beans but not others? I can eat green beans and nuts but navy, white, pinto, lima, etc. beans . . within 30 mins my throat starts itching, I develop rashes . . in about an hour I end up going blind and then anaphylaxis starts up, I start turning blue from my feet up. The last time I was blue up to my stomach by the time they got me to the hospital. I want to try lentils but I'm scared that I might be allergic to them . . not really thrilled....
  • 5 days ago

    Bug Bites / Ringworm?

    Hello, About a week ago, I had what I believed to be bug bites starting to appear on my body, maybe 1 or 2 at a time. They were mainly on my chest, stomach, sides, and back, with only a couple on my thigh, a couple on my arms, and one on my neck. These bumps would just be an itchy spot, which I would try not to touch, and would start to slowly turn into a small welt that looked exactly like a mosquito bite over the course of an hour, but within maybe 6 hours or less would completely disappear, looking....

  • 7 days ago

    Coughing and sinus drainage!

    Have you tried using Licorice? Go to you local health food store. There are different varieties of flavors and forms. Good luck.
  • 9 days ago

    Coughing and sinus drainage!

    Does anyone have ideas on what to take for constant coughing during allergy seasons? I have tried everything known to relieve my symptoms. Except for staying inside an air conditioned home I'm at a loss as to what I can take to get me through. I do take Norco 10mg when I absolutely have to. It's the only thing that helps. I'd like something that is not addicting. Ant ideas???? Thanks!
  • 11 days ago

    Recommend allergist/immunologist?

    I've struggled with worsening rhinitis - difficult to typify, though triggered by a range of foods and cardio exercise - for over twenty years. I've tried most standard medical treatments, and had two surgeries, without much relief. I'd like to try a biologic (Xolair, Dupilumab, etc). I'm aware they're currently not indicated - though being researched - but know that some docs use them off-label. I'd also like to find a practitioner with AIT (SLIT, SCIT) experience. If anyone....
  • 11 days ago

    Foot, hand, mouth disease in Adults

    I am a 62 year old female with Diabetes type 2. I contracted FHMD from my two grandchildren, June of this year. I experienced all the symptoms (which lasted longer than normal because of my weakened immunity). First, the sore throat "razor blade" pain, fever and headache were bad, then the itchy blisters on my hands and fingers. The blisters on my feet did NOT show up for several days. But before they did show up, I felt like I was walking on "hot rocks" and the pain was terrible....
  • 13 days ago

    Medications?

    I'm severely allergic to naproxen. I just started taking gabapentin. I was wondering if I would have an allergic reactive to it?
  • 15 days ago

    Early evening chest rattle that coughs up one green mucus "ball"

    Back in January, in the evenings, I started getting occasional episodes where rattle would start high in the lungs, usually after I had started laughing at something seen on the tube. From there, this rattle would become increasingly annoying and I'd try hard to hack it up. Usually, after no more than an hour or two, I'd suddenly cough and this little 1/2" rectangular blob of green, foul tasting mucous would pop out. Just the one. After that, I'm good until the next episode. I assumed....
  • 16 days ago

    Need help identifying red skin bumps/patches/rashes!

    It all began as a tiny "patch/bump". Wasn't even red. Barely noticeable, didn't itch. Didn't give much care to it. Time went on, it disappeared, reappeared a few times, no real cause for alarm there. Fast forward a few months later, other bumps started appearing, bigger in size and they all never really itched until recently. They itched and flaked and were slightly pinkish red. Tried to Google this up but I couldn't really find anything that fitted. Or st least not yet....

  • 17 days ago

    Random hives

    So for many years I've had weird hives on and off as well as swelling around my ear and rashes around my ear and scalp. It seems that this only pops up when I'm about to get sick or am sick. According to my parents this was a problem when I was little and I had infinity looking hive shapes appear on my back when I was sick. I also have raynauds syndrome in my fingers and toes. Would this possibly be an auto immune problem? Thanks !!