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by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: children & allergy
Topic: Pet Allergy
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: Pet Allergy

he should be tested for dog allergy. Decision re re-homing can be made once you know the result

His symptoms might be due to dog allergy but they can also represent non allergic asthma.
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: environmental allergies
Topic: Mucous at night
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: Mucous at night

Do you mean that you had negative tests (you 'passed' them?). If this is the case you might have non allergic sinusitis causing production of mucous. Nasal steroid might help, If not you should see an ENT or allergy specialist Some patients with house dust mite allergy are better when visiting hot a...
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: food allergy
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: Allergies

some patients present with spontaneous tongue oedema (swelling = angioedema) which might seem to be caused by an ever increasing number of foods. They are often not allergic to any food at all though. It would be best to see an allergist to have a detailed discussion and tests incl skin allergy test...
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: food allergy
Topic: Nickel free diet ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: Nickel free diet ideas

how was your nickel allergy diagnosed and what is its presentation?
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: food allergy
Topic: Where can you get information on unusual allergies?
Replies: 8
Views: 2943

Re: Where to get information on unusual allergies

what symptoms does he get when exposed to common food allergens? Has he been skin or blood tested yet?
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: environmental allergies
Topic: House dust mite allergy
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: House dust mite allergy

there are different types of urticaria (hives). Physical urticaria (induced by hot environment, sweating, exercise) might not respond to anithistamines and other (targeted) treatments are recommended HDM avoidance: no carpets, no curtains; hard flooring; dehumidifier (controversial); antiallergic be...
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: food allergy
Topic: At home allergy tests
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

Re: At home allergy tests

what reactions do you experience when you drink milk/eat dairy?
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: food allergy
Topic: Blood test negative but gluten intolerance real!
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Blood test negative but gluten intolerance real!

There are reliable tests for wheat allergy and coeliac disease. There are no (blood) tests for gluten intolerance other. One can diagnose it when symptoms clear on gluten exclusion diet and return when gluten is eaten liberally. If it good to know your husband has improved. However he might tolerate...
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: food allergy
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: Allergies

What symptoms do you get when you eat these foods? Is it skin rash or something else?
by Dr Chris Rutkowski
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: children & allergy
Topic: My son has eczema when ill
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

Re: My son has eczema when ill

Skin can flare up when your child is suffering with a cold and when he is very stressed (e.g. during exams etc) If it is infrequent use a moisturiser and an over the counter steroid cream hydrocortisone for a few days If his eczema becomes more severe and/or frequent please talk to your GP. Other sk...
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