Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Allergy Test





We had to take Alyssa to the Allergy doctor yesterday. She has been dealing with skin issues ever since she was a year old. She gets these bumps all over with a little black head in the middle of them and they itch and even if she doesn't have them she itches all the time. We have been going to a dermatologist and haven't really got anywhere. He said that she had eczema but the only way to really determine what she has was to do a biopsy and it still might not tell us what she has. Okay I'm not putting my little girl through that. My sister Heather has had them done and she says it hurts BAD. Has you can tell by the pictures she did fine. After they did the allergy test you have to wait 20 minute's, so during that wait she feel asleep. So we found out the she is allergy to dust, dust mites really bad they tested her for 16 things so at least it's only one thing but one of the hardest things. It can also make her have asthma later on in life. She already has this thing were she clears her throat all the time and that is one of the first signs. So she is taking a nasal decongestant twice a day. And also keflex for when she breaks out in her bumps so they don't get a infection. Last time she broke out some of them left scares. I have been cleaning all day and washing all that I can. There are a lot of steps that you can do to help control it, but you can never get all the dust gone. I also asked about Chastity could also have this and he said yes but she has no skin issues, so here soon we will be taking her to get tested just to be sure.
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4 comments:

Kimberly said...

Been there and done that. It is no fun! Hope she is feeling better. I am allergic to those saem things and developed asthma by 18. So hopefully that will not happen. Hang in there. I am sure they will figure out what is going on.

Stephanie said...

So glad you finally found out what is wrong! Hopefully Chas never has to deal with it! Hope she does better now!

Court said...

Hi Rene, Courtney. I had to respond to this posting because I have this too! It's good you found out early because I went through throat clearing, nasally voice, headaches until I was 13 and found out I was majorly allergic to dust. It has caused mild asthma in me which is easily controlled with medicine. Sometimes kids can outgrow it too. Something that helped me was an air purifier and the special allergy dusting cloths.

laurowens said...

oh poor angel!