That's what my children are allergic to, per skin allergy testing that was done on Wednesday.
I wasn't surprised in the least about Jaina. She's been treated for her allergies from age 2. I know some kids outgrow their allergies, but so far, she's just added new ones each time she is tested.
Here's her list:
Trees- Red maple, cedar, poplar, hickory, sycamore, oak
grasses- grass mix 7
weeds- dock, lambs quarter, ragweed, pigweed, cocklebur
molds- botrytris, penicillium
other- dust mites, dogs (2+), cat (4+)
Her allergy symptoms are year round and include:
What surprised me was Jayce's list.
Here's his list:
Trees- Red Maple, Box Elder, Willow, Cedar, Ash, Hickory, Pecan, Walnut, Sycamore, Oak. (we have both maples and oaks in our yard)
Grasses- Grass mix 7, Bahia (grass mix includes fescue, which we have)
Weeds- Sorrell, English Plantain, Pasture Sage, Ragweed, Pigweed. (we live in a new development that has empty lots overgrown with weeds)
Molds- alternia, botrytis, aspergillus, mucor, penicillium (NOT penicillin, the antibiotic!), aureobasidium, rhizopus, helminthosporium
other- cockroach, cat (2+) and dog. (yep, we have two indoor dogs)
He tested negative for any foods. He was a 4+ on everything except cat, which is a 2+. Since I'm a 4+ on cats, we'll never have one. I can't even be in the same room as one before I start having an attack.
We're going to try some new allergy meds (DAllergy) because singular, alegra, zyrtec, claritin, flonase, and omnaris weren't doing their jobs.
I think we'll also look into allergy shots. Now, you guys know I am NOT pro-vaxing at all. Its not that I don't believe in immunotherapy, its because I don't like vaccine ingredients. I discussed this fact with the allergist and she assured me that allergy shots contain pure ingredients. Its the extract of the allergen plus glycerin. That's it. Its mixed up right before the shot and expires right after. No preservatives, no live or dead tissues, no nothing.
My kids aren't thrilled about the idea of allergy shots, so we will give the DAllergy a few weeks to try first. And I need to call my insurance company to see what it covers.
No matter how hard I try to control our environment, the plain truth is that we are all allergic to too many things inside and outside that I just can't control. I can dust every day and put covers on the beds; there will still be dustmites. I can ban the dogs from inside; the kids will still pet them and get dander.
Any "been there, done that" advice would be greatly appreciated!