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Desensitization. . .

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PixieOnaLeaf Mon 17-Aug-09 12:47:26

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Tigger13 Wed 30-Sep-09 20:47:51

HI, Just been searching posts for desensitization stuff and seen yours, My son who is 6 has seen asthma specialist today and referred to allergy specialist. This is the 2nd time and he suffers horrendously with hayfever from grass and birch from april-july. Ended up hospital with it a few times. It has been mentioned to me twice about having desensitization treatment , which as he is young I am interested in as I am terrified every summer he will be suffering and unable to enjoy a normal life.

Just wondering have you started yours yet and what does it involve, I'm guessing your an adult as well!

PixieOnaLeaf Thu 01-Oct-09 17:36:03

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Tigger13 Mon 05-Oct-09 17:07:04

Thanks Pixionealeaf!! that is what I thought it would involve. The hospital he is attending for his next appointment is 10miles away and with 2other little ones that may be a concern, although ask me when its hayfever season and I would drive him to the moon every day to make him better!!
Interesting to know the limited anaphylactic shock cases your hospital has experienced, something I think I will ask when I get a chance! sounds like your hospital has a good method.

I'm guessing as hayfever is not as acute when the reaction starts the risks maybe slightly lower than someone with say nut allergies. But any allergy is pretty scary and can have a huge affect on peoples lives.

Lots to think about just want the appointment to come through in plenty of time before next years season starts.

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply I wish you all the best with your treatment and will keep a watch on here to see how your treatment goes.

Best wishes smile

CarGirl Mon 05-Oct-09 17:15:19

I had desensitization as a teenager 20 years ago and it did help.

I would def have it done again if my allergies ever got really bad again.

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