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 Post subject: Allergic Shiners
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:44 pm 
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I had an eye opener last week. My 4 y.o. son is a pretty pale kid with blond hair. I knew he had allergic shiners but I didn't realize how bad they were until he went for school pictures on Thursday. I looked at the proofs and my mouth dropped. He looks like he's gone a round or two with Mike Tyson. Poor kid.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:23 pm 
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I hear you. One of my sons in particular often has quite prominent "shiners". And I never really thought much about it until he started preschool, and compared to the other non allergic kids he looked really rough.
And then you add in the constantly snuffy, red nose in the spring and fall (he's on Nasonex which helps alot, but it's still there), puffy red eyes, scratched up legs and arms when his eczema is flaring up and maybe toss in a smattering of hives on a bad mold or pollen day...and the poor kid can look downright alarming!

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1 son allergic to eggs, peanuts, green peas, chick peas, lentils and tomatoes
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1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
Both with many environmental allergies, asthma and eczema


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:15 pm 
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Location: Gatineau, Quebec
I was told by an allergist that allergic shiners indicates congestion.

Would it be possible to find something that would help with that? Or is he already taking something for congestion?

My oldest is also on Nasonex -- for congestion. Perhaps this is something you could discuss in more detail with your allergist...?

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:29 am 
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He has not seen an allergist. I asked my doctor last month for a referral but she said he's too young (4.5). He doesn't have any food allergies (that we know of) so she said to wait until he's 6. I have given him Aerius every day since May and he was just put on Singulair. I've noticed a real difference with the shiners since I added the SIngulair. He absolutely hates the taste of it though but he takes it like a trooper...I think because his big sister does. Does anyone know if it comes in a different form other than the tablet?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:12 pm 
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He's not too young to see an allergist! Ask again for a referral to either an allergist or a pediatric respirologist.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:53 am 
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Yes, I'm thinking of seeing my daughter's pediatric respirologist to see if I can bring him without a referral.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:02 am 
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My mother was a Reasearch Scientist (now retired) at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario and she worked on a study on continuing education of Dr's and childhood asthma a few years past. The Pediatric Respirologists want the asthmatic children referred to them rather than the GP or Pediatrician trying to maintain them.
GP's and Pediatrician's are great at regular ongoing maintainence of basically healthy people but they simply can't keep up with all of the new information regarding therapies and new drugs.
I had to insist n our daughter seeing a Pediatric Respirologist. The Dr asked why and I think he felt that I had lost faith in him but hey, this is my child and I have the right to a second opinion don't I? I told him that he had to refer me because my mother said so :oops: ...it worked.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:58 pm 
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_Susan_ wrote:
heyI told him that he had to refer me because my mother said so :oops: ...it worked.


:lol: It really does help when doctors refer patients readily!


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