I am allergic to Benedryl, Sudafed and Reactin. I am able to use Aerius but prefer not to because it tastes horrible. Also allergic to artificial sweeteners. I need liquid or sublingual. Does anyone know if I would be safe with Zyrtec? Thanks in advance.
Grocery items I used to buy have sea salt included now. Some restaurants use sea salt now.
Oh and yes you can be allergic to sea salt. I have spoken to several doctors about this issue. Even though there are copepods in drinking water, there are too few to create a reaction. We are… read more
I have recently been diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis and my inflammation levels are not coming down. I am waiting to see a Rheumatologist but my one doctor thinks I might have Fibromyalgia as well. A lot of people have told me that I need to try and figure out if something I am eating is causing the inflammation. How do I do the elimination diet? Where do I start?
I agree with a food diary, also noting how you feel after eating whatever it was you ate. Just note that you may have delayed reactions, such as a few hours until the next day. For example, I am… read more
My hands, fingers, forearms itch like crazy all night long. I have hives all over my arms, shoulders, waist, chest. They come and go so quickly at times. The hives and itchy skin aren’t related, according to my allergist. I’ve been taking 20mg of Claritin AND 20mg of Zyrtec every day and they helped for a while but my symptoms are back again. Doctor prescribed a medication called doxepin and wants me to take two capsules at bedtime and stay on the Zyrtec but stop taking Claritin. I’m not… read more
I used to have hives like what is in your neck all the time on my upper right thigh. It wasn't my nut allergies, I was so careful.
Come to find out it was stress related.
It may help you to check… read more
I was told to try wild Oregano tablets as supplements, sometimes this helps
I've had 3 sinus surgeries which basically didn't work because the polyps grew back, there is only so much lining in our sinuses, so no more surgeries for me. I've tried literally every nose spray on the market, sinus douching. I find the salt rinses don't help, although one homeopathic rinse I tried a few years ago helped a little
I literally feel like I've tried everything... although I'm always open to suggestions!… read more
I have a severe carrot allergy that started 15 years ago. After I developed the allergy (literally overnight) I found myself reacting to other foods such as, sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, beets, watermelon, cantaloupe, parsnips, and various squashes. I live with my husband's family who seem to not want to understand or help me prevent a reaction. They do not seem to want to understand cross contamination, and they refuse to change their diet so that my kitchen is allergen free. (They like… read more
As you posted 3 months ago, I sure hope by now you have seen the allergist and have your EpiPens (or generic equivalent). I don’t tolerate diphenhydramine (Benadryl) well either and save that for… read more
My son is 91/2 months old and is severely allergic to dairy. He cannot consume anything with dairy. He has an epi pen as well. If milk touches him ( yogurt, milk, etc ) touches him he breaks out I hives. The other day he put a friends toy in his mouth and got hives all over his mouth! I'm suppose to go back to work shortly. My question is. How do you cope with this? How does daycare handle these situations if he can't even touch toys that have been in contact with dairy! It's not like they can… read more
I have the same reaction to dairy. I’m sorry you and your son are having to deal with it. It feels like dairy is in everything. And it’s a lifelong struggle. If my children take a drink from my cup… read more
I am wondering how long my symptoms will persist. I am taking prednisone, Zyrtec, Benadryl and Pepcid to control getting short of breath. I had been to the ER and received 40 mg of prednisone. The next day I felt fair, the following with small dose of prednisone, I felt awful again. Dr. has me on 40 - 60 mg a day for 3 days, 40 for 3, 20 for 3 and 10 for 3.
Just ready to get back to normal. It has been exactly one week since I was exposed.
I swear by activated charcoal
Bit of a two part question here: has anyone noticed a connection to high level stress and an allergic reaction?
And if you have what changes, solutions or remedies - did you apply?
We are under a great deal of stress due to harrassment and antisocial behaviour by next door neighbours so my food allergies/intolerances and taste have altered dramatically. Gave up crisps for lent… read more
Hi guys! Ive recently started having deep pain in my calves that are not exercise induced that also leaves mythe calves feeling numb. Iv read on other forums and blogs that this could be because I ingest gluten or gluten containing products. I cant seem to find scientific research on this if anyone has some info on this please shout!
Thank you! :-)
I highly recommend getting tested for various deficiencies that could cause pain in legs, to anyone who is having these symptoms. Only a doctor can really tell you what is going on. Failing this… read more