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Posted by [email protected] on March 05, 2000 at 11:42:49:

In Reply to: Not sure what i'm allergic too, but its bad posted by Jeff on March 04, 2000 at 19:30:47:

: It will be one year this June that this allergy type of thing has been going on. I moved back in November, so it may not be my surrounding. My symptoms started out like a cold, with nasal and ear congestion and drainage and post nasal drip. I swore it was a cold, but it didn't really ever seem to go totally away, so I'm guessing allergies. I do have hayfever, but it's not as severe as that. I occasionally sneeze, and have a very dry nose, but alot of excess mucus that collects in my throat and am constantly clearing it. This of course causes further irritation. From the dripping, my tonsils have become inflamed on and off and red looking. Sometimes I feel like I have a lump in my throat, but not always (post nasal drip can do this I'm told). I've also noticed a diminished sense of taste and smell (like when having a cold). has anyone else had this, and could this be an allergy or sinus problem. Can one have a sinus type of infection without congestion or facial pain or fever? This drives me crazy, and I'd like to know I'm not alone.
: Thanks for listening.
hi , i am not sure but it sounds like you might me latex sensitive there is a blood test for it you may also be allergic to colophony and MBT this a a form of a chemical allergy there is a patecxh test for this. between the three of them you can be allergic to thousand of different things. i would try not to have any latex that is rubber and elastic on your body for a month and also do not eat anything containing a gum in the word with is almost all fat free food and ice cream cream has xanthan gum this is in all crreams. wash with dove forsensitive skin even your hair use no after shave and use a mild shaving cream. wash your face afterward and use a unscented deordant do all of these things for a month and if you notice your are feeling better this might be the problem. scented things have a chemical that over 18 million people are allergic to. and also you might want to see an alternative docors to pick a supplemnet to boost your immune system these allergyies destroy your immune systom . i know i have been through it all and now i am regainging my quaility of life.
good luck e-mail if you need to talk

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