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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 11, 2007
  • 04:01 PM

My daughter (22 years of age) was recently diagnosed with Eosphilliac Pneumonia after a series of blood tests, CAT scans, 2 lung biopsies, lymph node biopsy, and tons of x-rays. Her stay at the hospital lasted 7 days due to problems with her lung staying inflated. This is the lung that they took to the biopsy from. She is currently taking steriods and her lungs show marked improvement. She still has profuse night sweats and her white blook cell count is "extremely high". (I do not have the exact number) The doctors can not give her an answer but keep drawing blood. The doctors are passing her around from doctor to doctor and now she has been referred to an infectious disease specialist. Her chest tube wound is not healing and she has had a problem healing peirced ears and other places. They are putting stitches back in the chest tube site on the 16th of Jan. Example: when she had a mole removed her skin will break out in a rash. They think that she allergic to neosporin type ointment. The area did not heal very well. The tape used in the hospital to bandage her chest tube opening caused a rash so now we will assume that she's allergic to tape. Problems are continuing to pop up. Any ideas of what area we need to focus on?

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  • My daughter (22 years of age) was recently diagnosed with Eosphilliac Pneumonia after a series of blood tests, CAT scans, 2 lung biopsies, lymph node biopsy, and tons of x-rays. Her stay at the hospital lasted 7 days due to problems with her lung staying inflated. This is the lung that they took to the biopsy from. She is currently taking steriods and her lungs show marked improvement. She still has profuse night sweats and her white blook cell count is "extremely high". (I do not have the exact number) The doctors can not give her an answer but keep drawing blood. The doctors are passing her around from doctor to doctor and now she has been referred to an infectious disease specialist. Her chest tube wound is not healing and she has had a problem healing peirced ears and other places. They are putting stitches back in the chest tube site on the 16th of Jan. Example: when she had a mole removed her skin will break out in a rash. They think that she allergic to neosporin type ointment. The area did not heal very well. The tape used in the hospital to bandage her chest tube opening caused a rash so now we will assume that she's allergic to tape. Problems are continuing to pop up. Any ideas of what area we need to focus on?Hello- I know she is in a delicate condition. So sorry to read about it.It might be a good idea to focus on her immune system as well. Her immune system has those bizarre responses( rashes and the mole)- and it can be the cause of random and dangerous inflammation in targeted organs.Since she had a mole- or moles, it could be a sign that her immune system was weak- and now it is acting violent.I would try to get an immunologist as soon as possible. If you fear adverse reactions to allergy medicine- do not despair. Vitamin C is the natural antihistamine. She could be given a shot of vitamin C by the immunologist-also flavonoids fight inflammation.Please be certain that she is not given beef or milk as these food products are converted by the body in the chemical substances that provoke the allergic reactions.Remember- the rash that you see is nothing but the tip of the iceberg. Allergies unleash awful debilitating stages inside the body. I have faith that she can and will be restored.Best
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 05:26 PM
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  • Hello. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I have many allergies as well. I think that your daughter should have an allergy test done. It is done on her arms or back depending on how many things they want to test her for. I am only 18 years old and I just found out that I have about 2 pages of things that I am allergic to. Many of the items on the list are unavoidable, but being aware of them help a lot and may help her somehow. I know that from experience that the test answered a lot of my medical questions. I hope that it will help your daughter as well. Best of luck and God Bless.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 02:48 AM
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