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  • 3 days ago


    I have a ten year old that is suffering from chronic hives.  We have been to a specialist and they have performed gratuitous blood tests and charged us astronomically for them, but they have yet to come up with anything that could be a trigger.  They are medicating him beyond my liking with Ranitidine and Omeprazole.  They have told us to keep him on these indefinitely but I have a hard time medicating him every day without knowing the effects they can cause after long term use.  I also don’t like....
  • 2 months ago

    Butter intolerance

    Okay so I’m trying to get to the bottom of this and it is beyond annoying. On March 26,2007 I was diagnosed with osteomyelitis (staff infection) in my right ankle. I was given an immediate pick line(left arm)) for internal injections (saline, cytosine & heparin). I did not leave the hospital for about 2 weeks. Finally I came home. Crutches for 6 weeks, pick line for 6 months. A nurse would come to the house to clean/change the bandages around the pick line. (I also had ADHD and I have been on....
  • 3 months ago

    Strange rash on foot

    I have a small hive like rash that just showed up on my foot. It's raised and itches. One is circular and one is kind of snake like. I recently got a full allergy skin prick test, and had a couple of allergies, but nothing crazy. I have been taking xyzal daily since the test. Does anyone know what this might be? Could it be a non - allergy related problem?
  • 4 months ago

    Itchy rash after being in plane?

    Past few trips I've had, my face has broken out into some itchy patches that swell in places and itch so much. They take about 6 days to fully go away. It has gotten worse with every trip, to the point that my whole face looks red sometimes. I talked to my doctor and he just said to take allergy meds everyday twice a day and I have been doing that to prepare for my honeymoon, even took benadryl along with the meds to prevent it. But when I got on the plane I started itching immediately b4 we....
  • 4 months ago

    Allergies & Flonase Side Effects

    Hello All, I am hoping that somebody can shed light on this horrible situation I am going through. I started taking a combination of Flonase SensaMist and Zyrtec 12hr last Spring. For several months I felt fantastic...I should preface this by saying that I have been in treatment for chronic Lymes for several year and read that Lymes can effect sinuses. Anyway, regardless of Lymes I felt great for several months and then without warning in late November I started experiencing a queasy stomach and....
  • 5 months ago

    One-time allergic reaction

    Something really strange recently happened. I'm a dog lover. Animal lover really, but dogs ard the only animal i'm not allergic to (or so i thought) so that's the only type of animal i can be around. I have a dog at home (for 9 years now) but since i'm studying away from home i don't see her much. So naturally i go 'awwww!!' Over every dog i see and praise myself lucky whenever i get to cuddle one. The other day i met a lovesick puppy (very loveable bulldog) on the bus....
  • 8 months ago

    Sudden Mysterious Allergic Reaction?

    Today, after spending a few minutes in the produce section of a grocery store, I began having a dry cough, repeated sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes, and got very hot in the face! It was over in about 10-15 minutes, which made me think it was some type of allergic reaction. (I've been fine the rest of the day.) I don't have any food allergies, so I am suspecting either pesticides (maybe the ubiquitous glyphosate), or possible the nitrites that were in my breakfast meal at a restaurant....
  • 8 months ago

    Can severe sinus drainage cause nausea?

    I know it sounds weird, but lately, my throat has had a lot of phlegm and my throat has been feeling really weird. At the same time, I'm getting nauseous everyday. I haven't figured out why I'm so nauseous. How do I get it to stop?
  • 8 months ago

    Nsaid allergy

    I'm very allergic to ibuprofen and Aleve but not to asprin or diclofenac (arthris med). My face swells and I've been to urgent care for it. Urgent Care told me next time I have to go to the emergency room. Most doctors don't seem to believe me, I guess because I'm on arthritis meds that they say are the same thing. This is also apparently a rare allergy. Some drs say it could be an inactive ingredient I'm allergic to. So how do I know what that is? I don't want to take it....
  • 8 months ago

    Question about bandages, dermatitis, skin reaction

    Hi! This is my first post, and it’s going to be pretty lengthy as I want to be as thorough as possible, so please stick with me. ***Please please PLEASE be aware: I suffer from a very debilitating case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please do not say anything alarming to me or just half-hazardously throw ideas out there. I am very much likely to take whatever you say and obsess over it for months on end.*** Back in May of this year I had a laceration on the back of my left hand. I’d never had....