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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....
  • 1 month ago

    Ear congestion

    I was sick for two months with sinusitis, otitis in both ears, bronchitis, which then turned into pneumonia. They all started at the same time in January and I was on two antibiotics, decongestants, and cough meds. My left ear is still congested. I have been doing decongestant, saline nose spray, and Flonase for all of March. What else can I do? I have to fly in two weeks. My PCP suggestion was Mucinex but isn’t that a cough medicine?
  • 2 months ago

    Day Time ONLY Chronic Cough

    My son is 11 years old .Since three months he is coughing persistently ONLY in day time and during night while sleeping he doesnot cough . I took him to the regular doctor ( Pulmonologist) who treated my son for allergy and childhood asthma since 2009.The doctor took an X Ray of Chest PA view .He said the X Ray was clear .As usual prescribed Methyl Prednisolone for 5 days , Budecort and Levolin Rotocaps and Montekulast .The cough didnt go and after a week ,revisited the doctor . He gave a dose of....
  • 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

    Slin condition

    My sister has an undiagnosed skin condition which has been suffering from for years and it seems to get worse as she ages [33 years old now]. I was wondering if I could provide some photos, and some test results at some clinics, anyone could have an opinion of what I may or may not be please ? I’m happy to pay for the check ! Medical history includes : 1-Uterine Fibroids 2-Hepatic Steatosis [Liver Fat] Best, Mars Burke
  • 3 months ago

    Burning sensation on neck with no visible redness. Allergic Reaction?

    I have a rather large skin abscess on my neck from an ingrown hair or debris after shaving. It appears that it is on its way to healing well as its not as huge and firm as before. I also believe it has already drained as their is a huge crater hole left behind. Anyways, I was taking Amoxicillin Clavulanate 875/125, and shortly after taking it i would develop a pretty bad fever. It would seem to come in waves. It helped with my infected abscess as it visibly looks much better. However, the area around....
  • 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

    Hives? Skin bacteria? Rash?

    Hello, I recently got a tattoo covered 2 weeks ago. About 5 days ago, I started developing a rash. It started around the tattoo and within a few days, it spread all through my legs and a few rashes on my body and arms. Went to urgent care and the gave me antibiotics and steroids. The itching is still happening . Any clue what it might be? Doctor said the tattoo is not infected but that I might be allergic to the ink? I also have photos, not sure how to post it on here
  • 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....