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Allergies

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 15, 2006
  • 10:11 PM

For nearly a year I'm suffering from some sort of allergy. It began with itching in my palms and spread all over. If I took benadryl, it would go away. Tired of this and the drowsiness associated with Benadryl I went to my doctor. They insist it is some kind of dermatitis; but unless I take anti histamine, the itching and the hives (which my doctor thought was dermatitis) continue. I insisted they give me Zyrtec, but I got Allegra instead which turned out to be just as good. Now I keep Allegra with me all the time. I stopped taking every morning, instead take as soon as I get first symptoms. 90% of times my palms start itching (I can see them turn reddish). A few times my soles start itching. If I don't take allegra at this time, soon I scratch like crazy and hives appear all over. To isolate, if there is something specific I'm allergic to has become difficult. I had this symptom pop up, at home, on hikes, another towns, in car, someones home, on the way to their home, in shopping mall ... you name it. I get this way once every alternate day or at least twice a week. I would like to know if anyone knows anything about this and suggest what I should do.

Sincerely

Seattlite

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  • Dear Thread,I too have that same problem and am currently seeing a new Allergy Specialist who has me taking weekly allergy shots. But now, my eyelids are swollen (near my lash line) and often crack! They are constantly itching, even with Zyrtec - however, I no long have the hive. Are you or have you experienced this sympton also?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 19, 2006
    • 02:52 PM
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  • hey..you may want to post about this over at the allergy forum, http://www.theallergyforum.co.ukthanksjon
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 30, 2006
    • 03:02 PM
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  • hijust to let you know that website for the allergy forum is now http://forum.theallergyforum.co.ukthanksjon
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 21, 2007
    • 04:25 PM
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  • You may want to get an igE and igG blood test to determine the exact source of your allergy. Make certain to get both!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • You may want to get an igE and igG blood test to determine the exact source of your allergy. Make certain to get both!!
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  • Allegra is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children 6 years of age and older. Symptoms treated effectively were sneezing, rhinorrhea, itchy nose/palate/throat, itchy/watery/red eyes.
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  • Did you try liquid yeast? I know that my doctor recommended this natural treatment for me about two years ago when I had an allergy to butter, god knows why because I have never had an allergy in my life but the doctor saved me.
    tiberiu 1 Replies Flag this Response
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