Posted by Keith Glass
on January 02, 2000 at 11:19:37:
In Reply to: Re: Pediatric Allergy Problems. . . out of the blue. . . posted by Mary on December 27, 1999 at 01:18:00:
: Call Your doctors office in the morning and
: ask for an appointment the same day. This is
: not something that should be treated at home
: with a real diagnosis.
We realized that. I had two choices: wait three days for "our" doctor, or take her to a Doc-in-the-Box.
:If the doctor won't see her try and urgent care
: center or what ever it takes to get her seen.
We waited for the doctor. After numerous tests
and several x-rays. we found. . .
A strong allergy to formaldehyde, as suspected,
and recently disturbed, also as suspected.
Evidence of strains in the ankle and knee. Caused
by minor trauma to the foot, specifically, stepping on an ornament hook. After she stepped on another one, and THEN remembered stepping on the first one, the day of her original foot injury, the day this all started. . .
:Severe allergies that are causing aches and
:pains are not something to take lightly. Good
So it turns out we had 3 distinct problems, occuring simultaneously. And only one of which was allergy-related. . . . I'm glad we waited to see our regular doc: ER or Doc-in-the-Box would likely have done what he did, but at much higher cost. But that course was also on the advice of my sister, who, until recently, ran one of the Trauma Wards at Johns Hopkins as Charge Nurse. . .