I have been on allergy shots for four years and hav ehad quite a bit of relief with them.
I have had three different insurance companies and also been self pay in that time. With the first ins company my copay was about $12. The second company covered all immunotherapy expenses - serum and injections. My current company has a co-pay of $14. As a self pay patient I paid $27 after the seflf pay discount. The full price is $32 at my doctor's office.
Do you do sinus rinses? They are very effective in managing allergies.
I have Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD), some time called aspirin allergy, salicylate allergy, Aspirin Induced Asthma and a few other things.
When I was first researching the disease I came across a web site on chronic uticaria. They have a low salicylate diet on the web site that you may find helpful. It seems that AERD, chronic uticaria and possibly some cases of ulcerative cholistis can be caused by salicylates in fruits and vegetables.
It is possible that any NSAID will trigger the hives as it does for asthma patients with AERD. You may want to eliminate aspirin, ibuprofin, naproxin and other NSAIDs from your personal medicine cabinet.
My allergist called that a local reaction. You can have them with properly placed injections as well. It is more like a hive. I have never heard of it being called a burn. It is a localized reaction to the allergens that have been introduced at the sight.
My typical reaction when I first started shorts four years ago was about the size of a softball. If they "missed the mark" so to speak just about my entire upper arm became red, swollen and hot. I now get two injections at the same time. The left arm shows no local reaction, while the right arm has a small egg sized "hive".
I have been told by the head nurse at my allergist that the shot should be just inside the V formed by the layers of upper arm muscles. From personal experience, if that spot is missed there can be a really nasty reaction. I don't know if there is any information online describing the proper placement of the injection, but maybe you can request the head nurse to demonstrate for you where it should be place.
Icing the infections site and applying allergy eye drops does help soothe the reaction.
Hi, That is one standard option called Rush. It is very effective and gets the patient on the maintenance dose much faster. I have done it.
However, I think I would ask the doctor for other start up options for a five year old. I just don't think a five year old should be kept in a doctor's office for that long (and don't forget giving a young child that many shots in one day). I think that would be too much for him.
His doctor may be thinking about how severe his allergies are and wanting to get to maintenance very quickly. This would give better control of his asthma and eczema more quickly.
I have had reflux leryngitis as well. It took about 6 months for mine to go away. I had a hard time getting control of the reflux for a few months though, even following Judy's advice.
As far as the green mucous, green is usually a sign of infection. I suggest you request a CBC to check your white blood cell count to see if there is an infection. Reflux can cause sinus infections and bronchitis.
I am not really sure what your question is. It is possible to have longer eye lashes than average and any one can have allergies.
It is recommended that people with allergies shower before going to bed to wash away allergens that collect in their hair and on their sking before going to bed and continuing exposure through the night.
Is someone is complaining that their long eye lashes are making their allergies worse, it would make sense that longer lashes would collect more allergens which could increase exposure. The function of eye lashes is to protect the eyes by removing debris before it gets into the eyes.
Your roommate is correct. She may be able to tolerate most fragrances and not tolerate a specific airfreshner.
Fragrances are not true allergies, but can be servere irritants. There is some debate on that though. Research is being done to determine if there are allergens in fragrances.
Some people are highly reactive to most or all fragrances/odors while others only react to very specific fragrances. I react to most odors, but I know people who are very specific in their reactions, cinnaomn, rosemary, and basil being among the worst. One person I know reacts to some florals, but anything with a rose base will really set her off. Another friend is the same way with citrus, the worst being lemon. She can't even cut a lemon.