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Is it all allergies?

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  • Posted By: Panettone
  • November 16, 2008
  • 02:35 AM

I have seen many doctors (generalist, allergist, urologist, dermatologist,...) but I don't seem to be able to get rid of my symptoms. If anyone has a similar history, please share.

In the last 2/3 years, I've had one after the other...allergies, headaches, chest tightness, phlegm, chronic UTI, ezcema, Lichen aureus (one of the dermatologist said), fatigue and strong reactions to various antibiotics. I've had numerous blood tests, scans. Nothing. Sometimes the symptoms get better, however I have not been able to get rid of the symtoms or find the underlying cause.

I've been prescribed antihistamines, cortisone (pills and creams), antibiotics, mucinex and pain killers. I am tired of taking so many medications without real results.

Any ideas? Has anyone been through the same process?

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  • Lichen aureus is a pretty rare condition. I'm assuming they took a little skin to look at in order to make this diagnosis...? Try this: : Contact Dermatitis. 1993 Mar;28(3):166-8. LinksLichenoid dermatitis in 3 professional footballers.Balabanova M, Kasandgieva J, Popov Y.Institute of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.We describe 3 professional footballers who developed lichenoid dermatitis over a short period of time. Clinically, the eruption in all 3 of them can be classified as lichenoid photodermatitis. We suggest an influence of possible contact allergens or photo-active substances. Histologic evidence points to features of classical lichen planus with purpura, typical of lichen aureus (purpuricus), but showing some clinical and morphological differences.PMID: 8462295
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • November 18, 2008
    • 09:07 PM
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  • No, they just looked at it with a glass over the skin. No biopsy was performed. Could all the various symptoms be related?
    Panettone 1 Replies
    • November 20, 2008
    • 05:04 AM
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  • It's hard to say. I suggest you get the skin problem tested. Try here: http://dermatology.cdlib.org/131/cases/NYUcases/051606_9.html
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • November 20, 2008
    • 08:34 PM
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  • I have thought about allergies, but not sure. I am working with a naturalpathic neurologist right now. I'll keep you informed.
    abnormal 5 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 01:30 AM
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