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Old 07-09-2008, 10:32 AM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Posts: 2
gushin HB User
Re: tobacco allergy?

Looks like I am. A new co-worker was hired at the company I work for, and he is a heavy smoker. Right after he smokes (outside of the building) and comes back into the office. I start coughing, wheezing, get a headache, watery eyes, itching, and other allergy symptoms. I have an air purifier in my office running with my door closed, but it doesn't help much. I take Zyrtec every morning which helps with the coughing. But it has gotten so bad, that even other co-workers who use chewing tobacco or dry tobacco get me to itch and sometimes even get a little swelling. I just started seeing an allergist and hope he can help. I got my first injection yesterday, and though it helped a little, it's still not enough. We'll see what happens.