Sneezing, swollen eyes and dry red skin

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chombik
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   Posted 1/13/2007 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I live in Pasadena, CA and suffer from allergy. Test didn't show any reaction to common allergens.
The symptoms are usually sneezing, swollen eyes, and dry red skin around eyes and on the sholders.
Does anyone have anything similar or know how to fight it? Thank you for your help.

kanani
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   Posted 1/13/2007 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I take zyrtec and it works great for me. it's a prescription med. good luck!

Red_34
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   Posted 1/14/2007 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chombik, welcome to Healingwell :) Maybe you should be tested for uncommon allergies? These are typical allergic reactions but it sounds to me since you mentioned dry red skin around the eyes that it might be chemical. What do you do for a living? Do you work where there is chemical exposure? Even if you work in an office, white out, copier toner etc could cause an allergic reaction. These are just suggestions and by no means should be substituted for medical advice. You can try Benedryl if you haven't already done so to help with the swollen eyes and sneezing. But if you haven't ever used this, word of warning, it will make you majorly sleepy so use with caution.
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chombik
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   Posted 1/14/2007 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Red_34, thanks for replying!
you may be right about chemical exposure - I work in a chemistry lab. I talked to my doctor about it, but he said that allergies are usually caused by proteins of some sort, not just by simple chemicals (which I dought). I've been working in a lab for 5 years and I only got this problem recently after I moved to California from the north. Anyway, may be I should talk about it with another doctor?

Benedryl does work, but even if I take it before going to bed, I just can't get up next morning :)

Red_34
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   Posted 1/14/2007 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
My sister-in-law went to school to be a nail tech. She couldn't finish because the chemical exposure made her eyes puffy, red rimmed and crusty. As soon as she dropped out that program, her eyes went back to normal. So maybe you're allergic reactions can be from different reasons. Such as the move triggered an allergic reaction to something in the region in addition to the chemicals you are exposed to on a daily basis. Maybe your body just can't handle the sudden change. By all means, if you are not happy with your doctor; get a second opinion. There's no law that says we have to stick with one doctor :)

I know what you mean about the Benedryl. It's a great medicine but super harsh on the wake up cycle!
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younglady94
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   Posted 1/16/2007 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Chombik, it could be Contact Dermatitis. If that is the case the best doctor for that would be an Dermatologist. Best of luck to you. Brandi. Or food Allergy!. cool
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