How Many PA With Environmental Allergies Also?

Posted on: Sun, 06/22/2003 - 2:29pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

This question stems from a question Gwen 5 currently has running under Main Discussion about PA/TNA children and family history of food allergies, other allergies, asthma, etc.

Darned if I couldn't remember if I had asked this question before or not, so I thought I would (especially since it's been awhile since I asked a new question [img][/img] )

How many people are dealing with PA and environmental allergies with their PA child or themselves?

Jesse is PA and also has the same environmental allergies I do. He developed his environmental allergies around the age of two, around the same time he had his first asthma attack as well.

Previous to this, aside from Jesse's PA, and a touch (and I do mean touch) of ezcema, there were no indicators that he was going to have the environmental allergies and asthma that he does have.

He is allergic to pollen, grass, dust, smelly things like perfume, etc. Basically exactly the same as what I am allergic to.

Oddly enough, his non-PA sister, Ember, did have ezcema as a baby and certainly not severe but more than what Jesse had. Since I already knew, when Ember was a baby that Jesse was PA, I was certain that Ember was going to be PA or at least develop the environmental allergies and asthma that Jesse did and around the same age as Jesse did.

Ember didn't develop environmental allergies until within the last couple of years and her's are seasonal, i.e., pollen, etc. rather than year-round like Jesse's and mine.
She also does have asthma, but I do consider her's milder than Jesse's and she has never had an asthma attack whereas Jesse has had two.

Jesse's environmental allergies are controlled with a daily antihistamine.

So, how many PA with environmental allergies also?


Posted on: Mon, 06/23/2003 - 2:01am
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Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

I'm allergic to just about anything outside or inside. Pollens, animals (including insects), molds, dust mites, etc. Grass and dust mites are probably my most severe, with my RAST results being off the charts.
I also have a lot of non-respiratory reactions--aloe, lanolin, certain preservatives, etc. The list is huge. And I'm not only allergic to grass pollen--sitting on the grass will make me break out in hives.
One of my allergists noticed that PA folk tend to be severely allergic to grass as well. He thought it was interesting.

Posted on: Mon, 06/23/2003 - 4:00am
mattchrismom's picture
Joined: 02/12/2003 - 09:00

We just found out that my ds Matthew who is pa also has environmental allergies

Posted on: Mon, 06/23/2003 - 4:48am
SkyMom's picture
Joined: 10/27/2001 - 09:00

My dd is five years old and has a peanut allergy which was diagnosed at 10 months. She had a severe reaction. [img][/img]
She has had asthma since she was two. At three she became allergic to dust mites, cat dander, and dogs. She uses a daily puffer and singulair. She has recently become allergic to seasonal allergies, and latex.

Posted on: Mon, 06/23/2003 - 8:00am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi Cindy,
My only food allergy is to peanuts (I am not allergic to tree nuts as I am sure I've written 100 times [img][/img] )
I do have environmental allergies as well. The strongest one is to ragweed pollen. I need to take a Reactine (Zyrtec) each day in late summer for this.
I also have a very mild tree pollen (birch) and grass pollen allergy.
I used to have stronger pollen allergies, but I had allergy shots when I was in my early 20s, and the allergy shots eliminated 90% of my pollen allergies. They also made my ragweed allergy much less severe than it had been.

Posted on: Wed, 06/25/2003 - 2:49pm
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Joined: 05/24/2001 - 09:00

Ds with PA has multiple environmental allergies. Younger ds is not PA, (but questioning shellfish-see off topic) has only a few environmental allergies. HTH. Kristi

Posted on: Thu, 06/26/2003 - 1:12am
cynde's picture
Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

DS has multiple allergies including environmental, unfortunatley the list seems to be growing daily. Lets see if I can remember them all: PN, TN, undercooked egg white, kiwi, apple, peas, beans, coconut, at least 4 different tree pollens, grass pollen, dust mites, and he also had a reaction when his teacher brought in a plant pot with different bulbs in bloom (hyacinth, daffodil and something else).

Posted on: Wed, 07/09/2003 - 3:03pm
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Joined: 10/27/2003 - 09:00

DD is allergic to dust mites, mold, and cat. Oh, and the PA.
She has excema

Posted on: Wed, 07/09/2003 - 10:15pm
maggie0303's picture
Joined: 04/14/2003 - 09:00

Pa DD does have environmental allergies and asthma.

Posted on: Thu, 07/10/2003 - 2:08am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Ds has tree pollen, dog saliva, and mild dermatitis, along with PA allergy.

Posted on: Thu, 07/10/2003 - 9:55am
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Anonymous (not verified)

My son also has pollen allergies and some fruit allergies.


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