who is allergic ?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Today i had a bad crisis of urticaria (Nettle-rash) and one of my friend Anesthesist made me a intra-venous injection of 500 mg of hydrocortison : it take three hours to make the rash disapear. I think but i have to make test, it cames from something at eat during lunch. One hour after i have very bad pain in my bowels, and my face and my hand and feets became reds , starting to inflate, and itching. Luckyly i was at job, and i have quickly an injection before the things could get worse (you never know what can happen , these things can lead you to death in the biggest cases).

I am subject to many allergia , but mostly allergic to pollen causing me huge rhino-conjonctivitis even when i take the maximum quantitity of medication (anti-histaminics); Every year if make me sick during three months, If i calculate well, during my life i have a rhinoconjonctivitis during 9 years : i think i may buy some actions at Kleenex

However, i like to know who is subject to allergia here, and how he manage to cure him (if not too private, but nobody is oblige to answer in any thread of AI ).


  • Reply 1 of 46
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    i have an allergy. i don't know to what exactly though. My doctor told me it was something that I eat. I'm pretty sure its Doritos. I get a bunch of little mosquito-bite-like bumps on my arms and back. But i got some claritin, and 10mg always does them away (except when i get real mosquito bites ).
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    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    I too suffer a pollen allergy, or hayfever as it's more commonly known. I take one antihistamine every day and have a nasal inhaler (ewww) and eye drops to take as well.

    A lot of people seem to think that hayfever isn't that serious but it can actually make life miserable in the summer months. Most days I wake up with puffy eyes, runny nose and feel short of breath and it lasts most of the day even when I take my medication.

    I'm holding out hope for a new immunotherapy injection which is being developed in the US, see <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1848000/1848583.stm"; target="_blank">this</a> BBC Health article.

    Until then I'll keep checking my <a href="http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/promo/pollenalert.html"; target="_blank">Yahoo Mobile Pollen Alert</a> and decide whether to stay in bed or go to work.

    J :cool:
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    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    I have tryed the immunotherapy treatment by injections three times : at the age of ten, twenny years and twenny eight (the uncle of my wife is an allergologist): but with no results others than serious itching at the site of injection. The last time i try after 6 month of treatment i have a terrible crisis of hayfever : i caugh twenty times ber minute (really : a real nightmare) under antihistaminic therapy (Hismanal or teldane) : i was oblige to take corticoids to control the situation. After this crisis i decided it was worthless to do the therapy if i have so severe crisis.

    I wish that the new treatment will work more. In general, injections work better if you are allergic to one allergen rather to plenty of it. Immunotherapy works well for example for allergia of venim of bees (50 people dye by year in France because of this :eek: ).

    Last year i was so worried about the hayfever, that i decided to have an injection of Kenakort (long lasting corticoid) and the result was wonderful. I know that long lasting corticoids are not very good for health, but when you suffer to much of these shit, there is no hesitation possible.

    Sorry to ear Jamie that you suffer the same illness, brother of unfortune
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    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:


    Sorry to ear Jamie that you suffer the same illness, brother of unfortune </strong><hr></blockquote>

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Thanks, powerdoc!

    Ya got any of that Kenakort and a spare needle lying around for your brother of unfortune?

    J :cool:
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    pfflampfflam Posts: 5,053member
    allergic to Penecillin (sp?)

    and eggplant makes my mouth itch a bit

    (added) oh yeah I also have slight Hay Fever... that triggers slight asthma occasionally . . . either that or I just love that Claritin Sudafed feeling . . . just add Coffee and its super great!!

    I heard that allergies are increasing . . . mainly because people are no longer exposed to the plethora of bacteria and irritants that they used to as children. . . we stay too clean and indoors too much.

    for instance, children that grow up dealing with farm animals do not get allergies to pollen and the like . . . suposedly. They adapt to the bacteria onthe animals and their systems are more flexible.

    that's why, I hope to get my next job (this gig now is temporary) in the country so I can raise some farm animals and have a garden for my wife and kid to be (coming in November)

    [ 07-03-2002: Message edited by: pfflam ]</p>
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    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    Latest installment of Powerdoc Teaches English:

    WTF is a 'brother of unfortunate'?

  • Reply 7 of 46
    I am allergic to so many things... the tree in our front yard, the tree in our backyard, the mold spores in the ground outside my window... many others. I got shots for a couple of years. I currently take some medication and I'm fine.
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    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    My skin is super allergic to dust, dirt, oil, greese, salt, fur
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    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,502member
    Pennicillin and Hay Fever. The only one that make much of a diffrence in my life is the Hay Fever though as there are many other AntiBiotics to choose from.

    Jamie, have you tried Allegra? For me it works great and I do not wake up miserable anymore when I am taking it. Also, washing your pillow and PillowCase and vacuuming out your bed once in a while works wonders as well.
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    Cats. I found that if I don't rub my eyes after petting them, it's okay. I'm probably allergic to other stuff, but I don't know what exactly.
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    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by NoahJ:


    Jamie, have you tried Allegra?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    No, what is it? I haven't seen it over here.

    Thanks for the tips

    J :cool:
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    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    [quote]Originally posted by Leonis:

    <strong>fur</strong><hr></blockquote>Fur? Are you sure it's not the dander that you're allergic to?

    Yeah, I'm allergic to just about every mold spore, pollen, grasses, weeds, dust mites, animal dander (especially cats), and whatever the chemical is in Advil (this one is common for people with Asthma, like myself). Fortunately I have no food allergies (that I know of).

    I hate my allergies. I started taking shots in both arms every other week since I was five years old (and never once cried over it). Pffft. Needles sure don't ever bother me now. Big or small, I've had them all.

    Cat dander is especially bad for me. If I just sit in a chair where a cat has been, within half an hour I will break out in hives all over my body and will be wheezing and having severe problems breathing. I also have to limit my exercise outdoors (or take extra doses of my medication) because even after going on a brisk two-mile jog, my throat and lungs start to close up and I begin wheezing terribly.

    What's worse, I have some bad pollups in my sinuses that have cropped up over the past two and a half years that mess with my sense of smell. I *literally* am blind to smells. You could spray perfume on my upper lip and I wouldn't smell it. There's a serious downside to this, too, as I can't smell things like gasoline or kerosene either (that is, I can't smell the additive in them that makes them smell). I could be doused in gas and I would just think it was water. I can't even smell sulfurous odors. In a recent chem lab everyone was complaining of the awful smell and I was like, what smell?

    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    I hate allergies.

    [ 07-03-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
  • Reply 13 of 46
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    [quote]Originally posted by Jamie:

    <strong>I too suffer a pollen allergy, or hayfever as it's more commonly known.</strong><hr></blockquote>I never had worse pollen allergies than when I was in Scotland. There must be some evil stuff floating around over there.
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    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,502member
    [quote]Originally posted by Jamie:


    No, what is it? I haven't seen it over here.

    Thanks for the tips

    J :cool: </strong><hr></blockquote>

    <a href="http://www.allegra.com/seasonal-allergy-site.jsp"; target="_blank">http://www.allegra.com/seasonal-allergy-site.jsp</a>;

    Not sure if it is avaiable in Scotland or not, it is prescription only right now.

    Although I did find this site....

    <a href="http://www.norxallergy.com/OTC-Allegra.html"; target="_blank">http://www.norxallergy.com/OTC-Allegra.html</a>; <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    [ 07-03-2002: Message edited by: NoahJ ]</p>
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    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>I never had worse pollen allergies than when I was in Scotland. There must be some evil stuff floating around over there.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    It's a crop called 'Oilseed Rape'. I never had hayfever until they started planting this stuff in the farms where I live.

    And thanks NoahJ, I'll ask my doctor if he can get a hold of it for me.

    J :cool:
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    vargasvargas Posts: 426member
    I'm mildly allergic to cats.
  • Reply 17 of 46
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    [quote]I never had worse pollen allergies than when I was in Scotland. There must be some evil stuff floating around over there.<hr></blockquote>

    There's also quite a lot of tree pollen in pine forests. I'm fairly allergic to that, but fortunately Clarityn keeps it at bay.
  • Reply 18 of 46
    rick1138rick1138 Posts: 938member
    I have a lot of traditional allergies such as polen,dust mites,many types of mold,a large number of foods etc. and I am also sensitive to many types of chemicals,it is basically impossible for me to live in a "normal" enviroment and maintain my health.The name of my illness is usually called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity,it is the same illness that is called among veterans of the gulf war Gulf War Syndrome.It sucks mostly because it is very difficult to get useful medical information about it and its treatment,many doctors scoff at the concept and the majority of those that don't are basically quacks.I've been extremely sick at times,weighed as little as 120 pounds,was so sensitive that I reacted to almost everything,but I am a lot better now,actually healthier than I ever have been in my life.Allergies and sensitivities are very difficult to deal with,especially if they are multiple and long term.In my opinion they only way to successfully manage them is through lifestyle modification,a healthy diet and a lot of exercise have helped me a lot,also I live at the shore where there are fewer allergens in the air and I go surfing and swimming a lot (not in chlorinated water) .
  • Reply 19 of 46
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    man, it must suck to have allergies.. but i guess you all already knew that <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 20 of 46
    Jamie -- heard of Telfast? That's apparently the UK brand name for Allegra (fexofenadine).

    And Oilseed Rape/Rapeseed is also known as Canola.
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