Allergy Skin Testing Results / Symptoms
Just this week I went to a local allergist who did skin prik testing on my back for various foods and pollens. 15 minutes after performing the test, the dr. came in the room and remarked that my back had exploded, I ended up having 4+ reactions to all grasses and most trees and weeds. 5 minutes later I noticed my arms were turning red, which preceded to my stomach and face. The doctor noted that I was having a severe and unusual reaction to the skin testing; the doctor gave me an oral antihistimine and 30 minutes later the redness subsided.
The doctor told me I was severly allergic to all the grasses and many of the trees and weeds that he tested for and asked me to take zyrtec daily for life. He said allergy shots might be an option but was concerned that I could have an anaphalatic reaction based on how the skin tests responded.
So now my issue is that I have NO respitory allergy symptoms, no sneeezing, no runny nose, no headache, no wheezing, nothing... The doctor said that based on the skin test results he would have expected me to be someone that couldn't go outside and was sick with hay fever most of the year. He was really confused that I had no external symptoms, but still recommended I begin a daily antihistamine.
I am looking for anyone else who has had a similar diagnosis, I went in because I was concerned about a few foods, but came out with an epipen and told I have sever allergies with no symptoms. I am really confused and hate to start a life long drug. Any advice / insight?
Last edited by master44; 08-01-2009 at 01:38 PM.