Allergies is nothing but an immune system response. Add it in someone who already has immune system issues...well it can aggravate things even more. Many of us on the Uc forum know that when our allergies act up, it tends to make us flare or visa versa. Yes allergies can occur at any given time and not all allergy testing is accurate. The skin test I believe is the most inaccurate while the RAST is a bit more reliable. But even then one can still have false positives or no result. For instance, I know for a fact that I am allergic to hazel nuts, I had the RAST test and it showed up as a negative.
I'm glad (not really glad glad but relieved kind of happy lol) that you found the culprit to your episode. Hopefully the allergist can help you when you see him/her.
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