Okay, she isn't allergic to everything but it seems like it. Yesterday she had an appointment with an Allergist. She has been suffering alot lately. She had a CT to take a closer look at her sinus cavity and all came back normal. So, our Doctor recommended a trip to the Allergist to have the Skin Test ran and get to the bottom of these problems.
She fought Asthma growing up as well as allergies. Her Asthma medicine pretty much kept things normal for her. She outgrew the Asthma, but started having throat and sinus infections. I don't know why she has never had this run of test done before. I always questioned it but, oh well.
So, she had 63 skin testings. First, they took test on her back. They marked her back with codes, then scrap & drop little drops of stuff like pollens, molds, and pet dander.
After that round, which by the way was not at all painful, but extremely itchy and irritating as time lapse to find which she has allergies with. Then came the shots. They too did not hurt (okay maybe a little, Annie was wincing a bit). They were actually just under the skin not injected into her body. She looked like a native from some tribe that does those texture tattoos. She had over twenty bumps up and down her arms. As she waited for reactions, she started itching so badly.
I was really nervous about the pets. Of course I knew they would say she is allergic to dogs and cats. I have always feared it, however, she has been fine around them unless they lick her. Then she would get itchy. She has lived with pets for all 18 years. We have ALWAYS had a couple to many pets. Guilty Guilty!
So, what were the results?
She is allergic to:
9 different types of trees
8 types of Weed pollens
and Mold spores (however, only 1 of the 22 types she was exposed too)
What to do?
No, we do not have to get rid of the pets. THANK YOU GOD!
But, I have to clean better, duh... I could have told you that. The pets need to be bathed weekly (Dakota already does, the interesting part will be getting the big dogs & cats bathed!) Also, they are not allowed in her room, which they never have been. She needs a HEPA filtered air cleaner for her room, pillow & mattress encasing, and she has nasal rinses & sprays. She at this point, does not need allergy shots.
Poor Baby. She is just happy to start feeling better!
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