Allergies Support Group

When the immune system responds to a foreign substance in an abnormal way, it is classified as an allergy. When the body first contacts the substance, it will not cause any reactions, but the immune system will start to produce antibodies to it and subsequent contact will trigger more dramatic responses. Depending on the allergy, the response could be mild or very severe and even fatal.

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  • MsTheGlitch

    Herb allergy?

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    Hi! I think I have an allergy to herbs used in cooking (oregano, rosemary, thyme, etc). I can smell them in foods, they smell rotten and mouldy. I have to leave the room if someone heats up a herbed dinner as it makes me really nauseous. I can taste them too for the most part. The food tastes mouldy and makes me gag. If I accidently eat some, it is unpleasant for hours with stomach cramps and...
  • Alleetta

    Food allergy or food sensitivity?

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    I have been suffering from indigestion problems for a while. I have gut pain and abdominal cramps. I feel burpy and gaseous most of the time. I have been to doctors countless times. But, they were only able to provide a temporary relief to my problems by prescribing me hydrocortisone creams, steroids and stool softeners.I have tried almost all online suggestions- avoided spicy foods, tried to...
  • cherriesandapples1010

    allergic to the sun?

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    Hey all, I am new to the site... I have been living with allergies for over 25 years. It first started when I was about 8 years i noticed I was allergic to something and broke out in hives that took forever to go away. Then little by little I realised I was allergic to shellfish, fish, basically anything under the sea... chocolate! :( and different herbs, basil, oregano and some others... Milk is...
  • Fly304

    Finding Relief, Help!

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    Going to start soon on allergy shots. The bad thing is it will take weeks to build up in system. In the meantime what can i do to relieve nasty symptoms? I have itchiness all over, especially nose, throat, eyes. I take Allegra, flonase, and allergy eye drops. If you have any suggestions Please let me know! 
  • AnneBoleyn

    Post nasal drip and bleeding

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    Does anyone have this?  I'm told it's because I have allergies.  I also have a deviated septum and a small polyp in my nostril.  I otherwise don't feel stuffy and my biggest complaint is my post nasal drip.  I'm to do salt rinses 2x a day.
  • NikkiSly713

    QUESTION

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    Hi All,New to the group and looking for advice. I recently (3 weeks ago) went to an allergist and discovered I have severe environmental allergies. I was shocked because I don't have typical allergy symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes etc... Since last May, I have been feeling off. Extreme lightheadedness and fullness in ears. I went to the doctor and ER multiple times and was discovered I have...
  • Fly304

    Allergy Advice Please

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    Ive had general allergies most of my life and have been taking zyrtec everyday for years. A few weeks ago i started having severe symptoms that arent going away. Ive switched pills from xyzal and now am on allegra. I also am taking a nose spray, which sometimes makes things worse. So thinking about going to an allergist. Any advice for current symptoms that i cant shake like sneezing, itchiness...
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  • joojiewoojie

    Allergy?

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    Hi everyone. I am brand new, but I need some advice. A few days ago I got a terrible cough/sore throat. I still have it, and something strange started today. I have a sharp pain way up on the inside of my right nostril. It hurts more every hour, and I felt it spreading to my eye, now it is changing nostrils. It huuurts :( Anyway, have any of you guys had anything like this? Is this an allergy...
  • DCUK.IS.NOW.ON

    NEW HERE.

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    I SUFFER WITH REAL BAD ECZEMA N LAST YEAR I BECAME ALLERGIC TO THE SUN N HEAT N CAME UP IN HORRIED LARGE SIZE BUMPS N RASHES,MY DOCTOR TOLD ME IM TO ALWAYS STAY COVERED UP FROM HEAD TO TOE N TRY TO KEEP OUT OFF THE SUN AND ALWAYS USE A GOOD BARRIER CREAM!!!, DOSE ANYONE HERE HAVE ANY GOOD IDEAS OFF CREAMS ECT PLZ N TY!  DC...
  • DarknessEmbraced

    Bell Pepper Allergy

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    I recently developped an anaphylactic allergy to red bell peppers so I avoid all bell peppers. I don't eat spicy food. Do I need to avoid chili peppers, etc.. because they may cause the same reaction as bell peppers? I am also anaphylactic to strawberries, tree nuts, ct contrast dye, and the allergy shots I tried. I have asthma which seems to make me more prone to developping new allergies. I...
  • DarknessEmbraced

    Allergic reaction to allergy shots

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    My 4th allergy shot didn't go well. I got really itchy, developed a red rash and my throat felt tight. I went back to an office and they gave me a shot of benadryl and had me use my epi pen. They called an ambulance and brought me to the ER. The EMTs tried three times to get an iv but couldn't get one. I was monitored at the ER, given an iv that they didn't use. They had me drink Dex. Said to...
  • DCUK.IS.NOW.ON

    JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO

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    I AM NEW TO  THE GROUP N RATHER VERY SHY,HOWEVER FINDING THE GROUP VERY INTERESTING , I HOP TO TAKWE PART FERE ONE DAY!BY FOR NOW  XO  DC.
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  • Diane-M

    Recommendation

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    I am suffering this winter with what they say are allergies . My only symptoms are eyes that are itchy and  swollen halfway shut. I am meeting with a specialist soon, hopefully for allergy testing to find out what I am allergic to. I have a suspicion it is my cats, who aren't going anywhere. I have heard talk of air purifiers? Anyone try one?