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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:54 pm 
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Book that allergist or respirologist now, folks:

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"This has been one of the shortest winters on record meaning it only lasted three months: December to February. I see it as a short-term gain for long-term pain."

Phillips says that long-term pain may include a spring and summer that is warmer and dryer than normal across most of the country. That means allergy season is about to hit - and it may hit hard.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/03/ ... z0jbp0fyT3

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:14 pm 
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I'm sneezing my head off today, so I have to agree!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:28 pm 
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We have DS on singular and now have had to add a daily dose of reactine (as per our allergist). The poor little guy is already sneezing and getting a rash and asthma when outdoors. To make it worse we put down some river rock in the garden this weekend and from all the dust on the rocks the poor little guy broke all out in a rash. Then it got his asthma going quite strongly, after four sets with the puffer I got him on the nebulizer. It took 2 hours on and off to get him to stop wheezing. :? Luckily it was manageable with the nebulizer and never got worse, it just wouldn't go away. Ah, we make it through winter asthma just to deal with summer asthma. :?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:10 pm 
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We've put dd on Aerius for the time being.

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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 Apr 06, 2010 2:24 pm 
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I broke out the Reactine the other day, and my advair has gone up to 3 puffs/day (2 at night, 1 in the am) because i've been going around wheezing like mad since the snow melted. I'm not looking forward to a long spring/summer just because of the allergy/asthma..

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Daughter 3.5 years) - Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts, Sesame, Beef; asthma and eczema
Daughter (2 years) - Peanuts Eczema
Son (7 months) - Contact allergy to something food undetermined


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:13 pm 
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Allergic Living has many great articles on outdoor allergies!
http://allergicliving.com/features.asp?copy_id=301

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:09 pm 
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Noticed the birds playing in the neighbour's big birch tree early this morning.

As they'd land, you could literally see puffs of pollen releasing. :popcorn

Eek.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:51 am 
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Praying for rain to washing away.
Rain dance
:bouncygreen :swing :bouncyblue :swing :happydance :happydance :banana :happydance :banghead

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:43 am 
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I join in the rain dance. DS has been having an awful time this past 2 weeks. Asthma, rash, runny nose/eyes constantly!! Last year he would cry to come indoors, this year I turn around and he is crying and opening the screen and taking off his own hat and shoes saying 'all done, upside'. (upside translation = inside, sometimes also means upstairs......downside translation = downstairs, outside, well that is a straightforward outside :lol: ).

He is on singular and reactine (dose per allergist).
I do - eventually - have a question, getting to it..... :rofl ......last year he tested positive to ragweed, he had severe issues outside during ragweed season, then after we saw the allergist I assume he dev. a grass allergy as being on the grass was fine but if my husband or a neighbor was cutting grass our son had instant severe symptoms outside. Being that it is neither the season for cutting grass or ragweed is it safe to assume his allergies have now spread to whatever pollen is attacking us at this time? Do most people who react strongly to one pollen eventually react to them all????? :x

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:29 pm 
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BC2007-you might find this article useful.
http://www.allergicliving.com/features.asp?copy_id=109

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:46 am 
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DS was itching and nose running instantly this morning as we took DD to the school bus. He was wheezing by the time we were walking home.....I just looked....birch pollen is 335 right now, I think it was 40 yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:47 am 
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Achoo! Birch is high right now! My only allergy...a foray into my daughter's world. :freak

I ama grumpy, itchy, oozy, swollen mess and we're out of anti-histamines. Off to the drug store for more...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:05 am 
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Slideshow called Pollen Explosion-I'm getting itchy just watching it!
http://www.weather.com/activities/homea ... -plain.css

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:37 am 
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The Weather Network states todays birch pollen Pollen concentration (grains/m3) count is 356 (high).
That would explain why the back of my tongue and my soft palate are swelling, bumpy and curiously itchy with a funny tingly/numb sensation. Ah-choo! ...sniff* :freak

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 2:34 pm 
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DS reacts so predictably that I only check the pollen count now when he is having a horrible time. This morning he was sneezing and coughing and itching within 5 min. of me opening the back door. Sure enough I looked up the pollen count and as you said, 356. Wow, I hope the rest of the summer pollen isn't this high!!!

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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