The technician then goes through their vials of allergens and pricks the skin next to each of the marks that she had already made with her pen. If one of the areas starts to get inflamed, they reduce it with an antibody (I think that's the right term). She went through his entire back and then the doctor came in. He first noticed Hops' back and mentioned his sensitive skin to him. Men love being told they have sensitive skin. Before he left the office, they doused his back in a coating of calamine lotion since the entire thing was red and itchy. He said he was light headed after they finished up, probably because of the stress on his skin/body. Poor guy!! Finally, he was given his diagnosis. My husband is allergic to the following:
Environmental: Trees, Grasses, Weeds, Dust Mites, Cats and Dogs.
Food: Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews and Tomatoes
Note: He was also told to eliminate Dairy for a month - it came up as a maybe.
Did you just read that list? I can understand the outdoor elements. We can dust and sweep and keep a tidier house overall. What I'm seeing a big problem with are the foods. For one month, we are going to cut nuts, tomatoes and dairy out of Hops' life. Unfortunately, I can't join him in this because I just can't cut that many things out during my pregnancy. Yeah, I know, I could but I don't want to and he told me on the phone, he doesn't want me to. I will work with him to help make him lunches and dinners that are free of those foods, though.
The dairy part is hard.
As my last comment of the day, I would like to introduce you to my husband's favorite foods:
Peanut Butter and Pizza = Nuts + Tomatoes + Dairy.
I think we're in trouble.