term for tons of allergies?

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allergychick2992
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   Posted 10/19/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there a specific medical term for someone who has a lot of allergies? I'm allergic to food coloring, latex, household cleaners, face paint, most perfumes, dry erase boards and markers, all insect bites and stings, and most spicy foods to name a few. All my reactions are fairly severe and I go into anaphylactic shock fairly often. I really should be home schooled but I take shots at school instead. I also develop on average 3-5 new allergies per year. I'd really like to know what this is called. thanks confused

Another Day
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   Posted 10/20/2007 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a lot of allergies, but nothing like you.  What does your doctor say?  Maybe someone else will come along with some answers for you.  Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
 
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   Posted 10/20/2007 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry there is no specific term for what you have. The best you can say is that you have life threatening allergies. I can only imagine what you have to go thru.
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allergychick2992
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   Posted 10/20/2007 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah, it kinda sucks, high school is a mess. thanks for your help anyway :) My doctor hasn't come up with anything and neither have any of the other doctors.

firemt
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   Posted 10/20/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Multiple food allergies is one term. I also have anaphylactic reactions to several things, food, insects, exercise etc. For my food allergies I always refere them to anaphylactic food allergies. Idiopathic anaphylaxis is another term my allergist diagnosed me with. That is for the reactions we have no idea what caused them.
 
What do you mean.. shots at school?? ... as in epipen? ... do you wear a medicalert, or some type of medical i.d. jewerly. do you have an allergist?

allergychick2992
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   Posted 10/20/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes to all of those questions. I have a permit to carry around my own hypodermic needles and epi pen. I had a bracelet but not all the stuff that needed to be on there could fit, so I have an allergy card to be kept on my person at all times. I have an allergist, but she's about 3 hours away, so I learned to deal with stuff when and how I need to. Both my parents are afraid of needles so I pretty much take care of my self unless I'm at school and the nurse goes crazy and makes me call my mom because of a rash.

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firemt
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   Posted 10/20/2007 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
That certainly is alot to deal with. The stress and depression is very understandable, you need some good support.

If you are still on right now, pop into the chat room.. i'm in the allergy room at the moment.

turquoisegirl
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   Posted 10/23/2007 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
the Term is "Atopy" and the sufferer is called "Atopic"... that is what is on my Medical Records.... although I don't have as many problems as you!
turquoisegirl

Red_34
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   Posted 10/23/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
The term you are referring to turquoisegirl is Atopic Dermatitis which is a fancy word for a rash or an allergic hypersensitivity but luckily Atophy is not life threatening.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atopic
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turquoisegirl
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   Posted 10/23/2007 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the link to Wilkepedia Red_42..this is a very good link.
Atopy can be much more than just a fancy name for a rash... if you read further down the wilkepedia page you find the following statements:

"The hereditary component is presumably due to certain genes coding proteins involved in the normal immune response mechanism, i.e., human leukocyte antigen, although environmental factors have also been implicated. Atopic syndrome can be fatal for those who experience serious allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis, brought on by reactions to food or environment.

The individual components are all caused at least in part by allergy (type I hypersensitivity reactions). These responses appear after the body is exposed to various allergens, for example specific kinds of food, pollen, dander or insect venoms. Although atopy has various definitions, most consistently it is defined by the presence of elevated levels of total and allergen-specific IgE in the serum of patient, leading to positive skin-prick tests to common allergens"

turquoisegirl


Red_34
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   Posted 10/23/2007 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for pointing that out - I must've missed that. That's what I get for having my daughter distract me while trying to read huh? :)
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Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Allergies - Singulair, Allegra, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
PLEASE HELP HEALINGWELL CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS BY CLICKING HERE: DONATE
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