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Old 01-12-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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how to find out what im allergic to?

hi
i live in uk, i think i may be allergic to one or many things.

Can i go to my GP and ask him to test me?

Or is it another specialists job? if so, what is the relevant doctor profession?
Dermatologist?

I have bad skin, eczma, very itchy dry skin, dark eye circles, always tired, used to be allergic to grass in summer i recall, ive always had tired looking eyes, i dont sleep well either. When ive asked doctor they dont say anything.

I once got some dust allergy tablets from doctor.

i def think im allergic to dust, it makes me sneeze.
I dont know how to control dust and dirt and possible mites in my house.
anyone recommend any good products?
i shall vacuum and wash all washable fabrics.

any advice?
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:41 AM   #2
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Re: how to find out what im allergic to?

You need to see an allergist for testing. Have no idea how you go about that over there. One typically isn't "allergic" to dust as it makes everyone sneeze but to 'dust mites" which are invisible. They typically tell you no carpets, vacuum/mop several times a week, dust furniture frequently, use non allergenic bed covers - mattress, pillows, etc. I don't know what piriton is but you could try cetirizine - which I believe y'all have in the UK - and works well. If your allergies are bad enough, you could do injections for them.

 
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Re: how to find out what im allergic to?

I have never had allergies myself but in my health research I have read about people curing allergies with juice fasting. From a three day juice fast to 21 day fast was suppose eliminate allergies by cleansing the liver of toxic build up. As the father of medicine said, "let your food be your medicine."

 
Old 01-24-2011, 02:57 AM   #4
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Re: how to find out what im allergic to?

thanks

went to doctor, as my itchy skin has been present for months.
I said maybe ill allergic to something, he agreed and said come for a blood test, allergy blood test. So i did that last week. I hope we find something, so at least we know what to avoid.

I havent cleaned/vacummed in months, so maybe its dust mites, and dead skin cells are a plenty with my itchy skin.
And also my carpet has been wet for one month with a leaking water tank, maybe bacteria build up or stress from it.

yes i have piriton, but doctor gave me some other prescribed tablets.

I dont drink much juice anyway.
But isnt juice a good thing to drink?
Yes i do believe stopping some foods/drinks can be a cure.

 
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Re: how to find out what im allergic to?

I am not talking about going to the grocery store and buying a bottle of juice that will only aggravate the problem and poison your body even more. You do not have a life threatening problem like I had so you may lack the resolve to do what is needed. I am talking about cleansing your body and thats not easy. You will first need to clean the colon of the filth that has been laying there for years. you will also need to buy a juicer I like the omega 8003. Use this juicer two or three times a day and eventually do a juice fast . Of course that means not easting cooked and processed foods for several days or weeks depending how motivated you are. Eliminate all processed foods and try going on a raw foods diet. Thats what I did and since I am not a doctor I would expect you to get the ok with your health to do something like that. Most MDs are clueless so maybe an ND is what you need to guide you through a fast. I did none of that but then again I am prepared to make the sacrifice for my health. That sacrifice means no ice cream no potato chips no cooked foods,and never any processed foods. Nothing with any chemical additives,nothing with high fructose corn syrup, nothing with hydrogenated corn oil, nothing with msg or any of the hundreds of other chemicals. If you are prepared you can find your cure if not, repeated trips to the doctor are in store for you, with no guarantee of success and you will still be left with a polluted body.

 
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Re: how to find out what im allergic to?

Wet carpets can create mildew and mold, which some people can be very allergic to. Just like dust mites, mold allergy can be detected through blood or skin tests. Is there anything you can do to cure this water situation? If you are allergic to mold, living with a wet carpet is very unhealthy.

A thought on juice fasts:

While eliminating foods that you are allergic to can be very helpful, there's no evidence that a fast will cure allergies.

Of course, maintaining a healthy weight, getting proper nutrients, and avoiding excessive sugar/junk food will improve general health and possibly allergies too.

 
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Re: how to find out what im allergic to?

sorry, i dont understand this juice thing.
should i stop or start drinking it?

yes it may not be life threatening, but i do live in a constant state of irritation, always have.

i have never fasted, i want to now.

i do have a juicer, can you recommend a recipe to make in it?

juice fast? means? only drink it? or stop drinking juice?

MDs? ND?

i am prepared to find a cure, if there is one, ill see what my allery test says, and also start cutting some foods out and seeing if any affect.

wet carpet which is damp now is smelling now.
i will and have told my landlord that it needs replacing or professionally cleaned at least. Water leak is supposed to be being fixed this week.

 
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Re: how to find out what im allergic to?

While blood testing for allergies seems to be more common in Europe than the US, from what I've read, the skin scratch test is much more sensitive for environmental allergies (dust mites, animals,plants, etc) while the blood test is more acurrate for food ones.

 
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Re: how to find out what im allergic to?

Everyone is different but ill share my experience (im 14 years old.)
For years i had sinus issues and my doctor referred me to an allergist.
The allergist did a skin scratch test, which was where they used these plastic things with a solution of potential allergens and just barely *****ed the skin on my back with each one. (it was uncomfortable but didnt hurt, i was mainly trying so hard not to scratch.) They left it on for a while, came back, and measured the welts to decided what all i was allergic to.
(I didnt react correctly so they did the intradermal process on my arms, where they injected some of them right under the service of my skin on my upper arms. Not painful though.)
Turned out i was allergic to some kinds of mold, and they put me on allergy shots, where they inject me with a little of the allergen to make my immune system build up against it. It works great.
I started off at twice a week, then eventually to once a week, and now im once every two weeks. Ive been on them for a little over a year now. Im also on some allergy medicine. Its helped alot and the shots dont hurt at all.
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