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Old 02-11-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Environmental Allergies? What's This?

I had allergies testing recently, and I am not allergies to dust, dust mites or molds as I thought. The specialist said that I had environmental allergies.

Can someone explain what this means? I know that I can not wear any cologne or walk through those department store areas where they are spraying it.



Thanks,
ZM

 
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:50 AM   #2
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Re: Environmental Allergies? What's This?

ZM,

I think your specialist was pretty vague in saying you had environmental allergies because that encompasses a lot of territory. (Especially outside!) If you want to get technical, dust mites, and mold are in fact environmental. What kind of testing did you have, and did they test for trees, grasses and weeds as well? I am a person who has MANY food and environmental allergies and included in that indoor/outdoor environmental list are: dog, cat, dust mite, mold, just about every grass and tree pollen, and also ragweed.

So see what I mean by your specialists term being rather vague?

 
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:37 AM   #3
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ZM,

I think your specialist was pretty vague in saying you had environmental allergies because that encompasses a lot of territory. (Especially outside!) If you want to get technical, dust mites, and mold are in fact environmental. What kind of testing did you have, and did they test for trees, grasses and weeds as well? I am a person who has MANY food and environmental allergies and included in that indoor/outdoor environmental list are: dog, cat, dust mite, mold, just about every grass and tree pollen, and also ragweed.

So see what I mean by your specialists term being rather vague?
Thank you,

I was tested for dust, dust mites, mold and a few others on the grid. None showed up positive.

I am on day 2 of being back on my Beconase (after 1 year off) and it's seeming to help. I think that nasal inflammation is my problem.

Thanks,
ZM

 
Old 02-12-2006, 06:40 AM   #4
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I had allergies testing recently, and I am not allergies to dust, dust mites or molds as I thought. The specialist said that I had environmental allergies.

Can someone explain what this means? I know that I can not wear any cologne or walk through those department store areas where they are spraying it.



Thanks,
ZM

What kind of allergy test was performed on you? I went to see a doctor a few years ago to find out if I was allergic to anything, they did that test where they put different kind of allergens on a strip with a bunch of fine needles and they press it against your skin; well I did not react to that one at all and the doctor sent me home but I was not satisfied with the result and decided to visit another doctor who performed a different test, she used syringes to go a little deeper to inject the allergen and BINGO, I reacted big time to that one. I agree with Anjjou72, you specialist was pretty vague you should consider a second opinion.


 
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What kind of allergy test was performed on you? I went to see a doctor a few years ago to find out if I was allergic to anything, they did that test where they put different kind of allergens on a strip with a bunch of fine needles and they press it against your skin; well I did not react to that one at all and the doctor sent me home but I was not satisfied with the result and decided to visit another doctor who performed a different test, she used syringes to go a little deeper to inject the allergen and BINGO, I reacted big time to that one. I agree with Anjjou72, you specialist was pretty vague you should consider a second opinion.

Thank you. I had the bunch of fine needle test done by the best ENT center in Charlotte, NC.

Since I am getting some relief from restarting Beconase AQ Spray yesterday, I will see how it goes. If I recall correctly, I have been having problems (massive post nasal drip, etc.) ever since I stop taking it at the beginning of last year.

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ZM

 
Old 02-12-2006, 04:31 PM   #6
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Re: Environmental Allergies? What's This?

Hi again ZM,

What I'm now trying to figure out is why did your Dr. prescribe you medication for a condition that didn't exist? I saw another post where you said the Dr. gave you Beconase for what he/she "thought" was a dust, dust mite and mold allergy. Well seeing as you used medication for allergies that turned out not to exist, (for a long time not to mention), it's no wonder why you have such issues with your sinuses. Prolonged use of a nasal spray,prescribed or not, can very much be detrimental to your sinuses. I can attest to that after having used a prescribed nose spray, for over a year for allergies that actually existed, and ended up having the same discomforts you listed.

Be careful with nose sprays is all I can say. They are not always your friend.

Best of Luck.

 
Old 02-13-2006, 05:50 PM   #7
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Hi again ZM,

What I'm now trying to figure out is why did your Dr. prescribe you medication for a condition that didn't exist? I saw another post where you said the Dr. gave you Beconase for what he/she "thought" was a dust, dust mite and mold allergy. Well seeing as you used medication for allergies that turned out not to exist, (for a long time not to mention), it's no wonder why you have such issues with your sinuses. Prolonged use of a nasal spray,prescribed or not, can very much be detrimental to your sinuses. I can attest to that after having used a prescribed nose spray, for over a year for allergies that actually existed, and ended up having the same discomforts you listed.

Be careful with nose sprays is all I can say. They are not always your friend.

Best of Luck.
Thanks for your comments. I was prescribed the Beconase because of nasal inflammation and rhinnal allergies. My nasal passages were almost completely swollen shut and I could not breathe. If I can get relief, I don't mind using it since life is too short to be miserable.

By the way, I had an eye exam yesterday and was told that I need glasses. Go figure, hopefully they will help me too since I no longer have to put added stress on my eyes.

ZM

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