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  • over 1 year ago

    Very itchy bites or...

    I’m at a loss. I think they are bites but have no idea. Here are the stages of what I’m going thru..1. Red, blotchy, hard 1-3 inch areas (this time, my legs are the affected area). 2. Extreme itch (nothing alleviates it, NOTHING) and excruciating pain. 3. Blisters the size of a quarter or silver dollar that are very hard and raised about an inch high. 4. Extreme leakage. I have to change the gauze and dressings about 7-10 Times per day. 5. Scabbing 6. Scarring. I have tried EVERYTHING. Doctors just....
  • over 1 year 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!
  • over 2 years ago

    Do allergens smell foul to people with the allergy?

    I'm at a loss. I've been allergic to mold and mildew since a child and those never should smell pleasant. Now, 33 years later, I am adding the diagnosis of allergic to cats, dogs, dust mites, cockroaches, trees, grass, and ragweed and other weeds. I've probably had some of these for a decade or so. In the past and now, I notice my house which has pets and nice places for dust mites and allergens to hide such as my books, older furniture, baskets, and etc. to hide. My house is 'clean'....
  • over 2 years ago

    Central vacs... Do they help?

    My husband and I are building a home and are trying to decide if we should install a central vacuum. The price tag is hefty (around $2000) and from what little information I can find online, the reviews are mixed as to if they actually reduce allergens in the home. I have severe environmental allergies, especially to dust (part of the reason we moved in the first place) and allergies to dogs (we have a dog that is a hypoallergenic breed that I seem to be more or less okay around). Is springing for....
  • over 2 years ago

    advice for a new mom

    My 15 month old daughter has allergies to almost everything you can imagine. Some vegetables and lean protein seems to be all that she can have. At the moment she has outbreaks of hives on a daily basis we have to wrap gauze and cover her head to toe, so that she won't rip off her skin in the night. I'm really at a loss, because sometimes she manages to get the bandages of and bleeds through her clothes and her sheets. I am getting her re tested but she has to be antihistamine free for 7....
  • over 2 years ago

    Why Does Your Pet Make You Sneeze?

    Does Fido or Fluffy leave you with watery eyes, itchy skin, or a runny nose? You may be allergic. Find out what exactly it is about your pet that can spur your allergies into action, the truth about hypoallergenic pets, and what you can do to help fight your pet allergy, here: http://wb.md/2q6Vzcm Are you allergic to your pets? If so, what’s your #1 tip to help everyone live in harmony?
  • over 2 years ago

    How long between exposures to have an allergic reaction?

    Since an allergic reaction doesn't happen the first time someone is exposed to something, how far apart do the exposures have to be to cause a reaction? (or how long does the person have to be exposed to the thing, if it is something that the person is continually being exposed to?) Thank you for your help!
  • over 2 years ago

    How to Get Allergy Relief at Home

    May is Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month. If you’ve found us here on the Allergies board, then you probably have some sort of allergy (or are at least wondering if you do). Allergies are very common -- so common in fact that at least 1 in 5 Americans has one. Anyone can get allergies, at any age, and what triggers your allergies differs from person to person. So, whether you’re allergic to pollen, mold, animal dander, certain foods, or anything else that irritates your skin, here are some tips to....
  • over 2 years ago

    Severe Cat Allergies Giving Me Asthma?

    Let me start off by saying that I am allergic to cats, but only becomes hard to deal with when the cat count exceeds 2. My boyfriend and I adopted two short hair kittens when we first moved into our place. My allergies have been present ( I woke up every morning with mucus, but would feel better after I'd cough it out), but now my mother's 2 cats (fully grown and long hair) have had to come stay with us for a bit while she looks for a new place. I have been living in pure hell since then....
  • over 2 years ago

    Weird issue around puppy

    I just got a puppy sunday. Since then I can barely eat and when i'm around the puppy i don't feel good. I thought it was a stomach virus but I went to the hospital and they said it isn't since i'm not throwing up. THey want me to follow up in a few days if the symptoms continue. It's not really getting better. I tried keeping the dog in another room with my sister for the night as a test for her and me. I woke up feeling good my sister was fine also. When I got around the dog....