allergy by Dr Rapp

Is Your Perplexing Illness Simply an Unsuspected Allergy?
By Doris Rapp, MD

Allergy can be a lot more than hay fever, asthma and itchy skin.  On the Table below, many unrecognized but common forms of allergy are listed.  Is your chronic medical complaint in that list?  If it is, it is possible that foods, or dust, mold, pollen, or chemicals are critical factors.  This is especially true if you have allergies or allergic relatives. If you can find and eliminate the cause, or treat it, you might feel much better, in one to seven days.

            Table of Unsuspected Forms of Allergy


In Young Children:

  Reluctance to dress or keep clothing on
  Extreme aversion, at times, to being touched, held or hugged
  Crawling under furniture, into dark corners
  Crouching with knees to chest, with hair over face
  Tics, twitches, seizures 

  In Older Children and Adults:

  Daily headaches
  Hyperactivity or fatigue
  Sudden difficulty writing, drawing, speaking or walking
  An inability to sit through a meal, story or TV
  Extreme drowsiness or over-activity after eating
  Problems falling or staying asleep, nightmares
  Intermittent or constant poor school or work performance
  Statements such as “nobody loves me” or “I want to kill everyone”
  Depression and talk of suicide
  Feel head is “ballooned”, fuzzy, can’t think clearly
  Have creepy-crawly feelings under skin
  Sudden mood changes, irritability, laughter or crying
  Unexplained aggression
  Anger, violence, panic or anxiety attack
  Walking on tip-toes
  Some forms of bizarre, psychotic behavior (seeing spiders on walls, etc.)
  Sudden severe body odor, not eliminated by washing




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