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1 20th August 17:03
allergiessuck
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hi all. if there's a better group for this question please let me know -
i couldn't find any general allergy support group . just wondering if
this could be an allergy - or what. this is the time of year i get pretty
sick. everything is yellow from the tree pollen and my eyes, nose, throat,
skin and lungs have been burning and itching. This isn't unusual for me,
I have allergies all year round cuz i'm allergic to everything, but the
tree pollen is the worst. Anyway I started a project on my porch. The
wood needed to be replaced because it was rotted in front of the door. So
I tore up 20-year-old carpet (the rubber backing had rotted away to dust).
Then I tore up moldy rotted wood. Then I had to smell the mold in the damp
area underneath the porch and the house. Then I had to work with treated
wood which made my skin, nose and eyes *really* burn. And all of this
while the pollen was blowing around - so much pollen that the red car
looks yellow. So yesterday I had a headache (not sinus) while doing this,
and today I felt tired but I kept at it tearing up the rest of the carpet.
It was a high pollen day today too (I live in rural Michigan - lots and
lots and lots of trees). Oh yeah and my throat has been swollen since
my neighbor mowed his lawn yesterday. This afternoon the side of my face
began to itch. Actually it sorta started last night. Well, as I write this
there is a huge lump on the side of my face by the base of my ear right
where my jaw hinge is. It's itchy, it burns, it's puffy and it's stiff.
There's also a lump on the other side in the same place but it's not so
irritated. At first I wondered if I'd got tetanus because I haven't had a
shot for that in forever and I'd been woring with all those rusty nails
and dirt and got scratches and pricks. Then I wondered if it was an
allergy since I'm having all this trouble with allergy anyway. Could the
project and the mold have made it worse? I can't decide because I used to
live in this really moldy house and my face didn't swell up like this.
It's very localized which I find weird. I don't think I was bitten by any
bugs and I definately wasn't stung - although there were a lot of
mosquitos around when I got the wood up and one may have bitten me but
i've never had a reaction like this to mosquito bite. my question is what
do you think this is? has this happened to you? is it allergy? tetanus?
what? if you don't know or don't have any guesses that's cool, but
please don't tell me just go to a doctor i don't have money for that.
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2 20th August 17:03
lansdale
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Alergy sensitivity is like that. Everything seems to be causing the problem,
and you go into a panic.
I found one quick relief, that's a dust mask. Wear one for a couple of hours
or so and if it's
something in the air, you'll feel a little better. Even the $1 nusiance
masks or a better one HEPA
with an exhale valve. You've got to find the easiest fit.

Another irritant for me is mold spores. I know because it gets worse on
rainy days. If you're living
in an old house, there's a good likleyhood. Try a dehumidifier, also a hepa
cleaner (not those ozone
things which don't work and only make it worse). Try a trip too, I'll bet
dry western Canada is good.
Also mountians are good for me. Try sea air too. But dust mask is simplest
and most effective.

A little bit of relief goes a long way.

Dad
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3 20th August 17:03
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The mask you mention with the HEPA with an exhale valve. What product
name is this?
I have allergy sensitivity's and use a mask with a charcoal on
outside. Have been considering ordering a respiratory mask from an
allergy product magazine or on line. Mold is one factor for me and
dust. We are having plumbing problems, major and a new leak has been
found but don't know where. They are going to do a test to find the
leak. If, it is found in the house where they may have to remove some
carpet and concrete foundation where before they tunneled under the
house. I may need a respiratory mask. I have HEPA filters running
daily. Please give me your info on this HEPA mask with an exhale
valve. Never heard of this valve.
I live in USA in TX.
Thanks.

Michelle
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4 20th August 17:03
allergiessuck
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You can find the masks he's talking about at pretty much any hardware or
home improvement store (probably cheaper than at an allergy specialty
place). I got one at Home Depot years ago when I was working with
insulation, stucco, plaster and sheetrock. This might not be the
thing for you though if you are sensitive to chemical smells. I found that
my asthma was aggravated by the smell of the rubber that the mask is made
out of.

They are made of some sort of rubber that forms a suction to your face. On
the side is removable canisters that are the hepa filters. You can get
different ratings (like some are rated for asbestos etc). The exhaust
thing is just a hole with a rubber flap so that you can breathe out but
you can't **** air in through the hole. Air will only be ****ed in through
the canisters.
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5 20th August 17:04
allergiessuck
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I wore a mask while doing this work.


The place I live in now is mold free. Like I said I was working outside in
a lot of pollen and was tearing up moldy boards from the porch.


I have two of them. A big one for the living room and a smaller one in the
bedroom. They are very expensive to run so I usually only use the small
one at night.


I don't have money for taking trips.

But really this doesn't have anything to do with my question. Thanks for
the reply anyway .
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6 12th September 04:16
allergiessuck
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hi all. if there's a better group for this question please let me know -
i couldn't find any general allergy support group . just wondering if
this could be an allergy - or what. this is the time of year i get pretty
sick. everything is yellow from the tree pollen and my eyes, nose, throat,
skin and lungs have been burning and itching. This isn't unusual for me,
I have allergies all year round cuz i'm allergic to everything, but the
tree pollen is the worst. Anyway I started a project on my porch. The
wood needed to be replaced because it was rotted in front of the door. So
I tore up 20-year-old carpet (the rubber backing had rotted away to dust).
Then I tore up moldy rotted wood. Then I had to smell the mold in the damp
area underneath the porch and the house. Then I had to work with treated
wood which made my skin, nose and eyes *really* burn. And all of this
while the pollen was blowing around - so much pollen that the red car
looks yellow. So yesterday I had a headache (not sinus) while doing this,
and today I felt tired but I kept at it tearing up the rest of the carpet.
It was a high pollen day today too (I live in rural Michigan - lots and
lots and lots of trees). Oh yeah and my throat has been swollen since
my neighbor mowed his lawn yesterday. This afternoon the side of my face
began to itch. Actually it sorta started last night. Well, as I write this
there is a huge lump on the side of my face by the base of my ear right
where my jaw hinge is. It's itchy, it burns, it's puffy and it's stiff.
There's also a lump on the other side in the same place but it's not so
irritated. At first I wondered if I'd got tetanus because I haven't had a
shot for that in forever and I'd been woring with all those rusty nails
and dirt and got scratches and pricks. Then I wondered if it was an
allergy since I'm having all this trouble with allergy anyway. Could the
project and the mold have made it worse? I can't decide because I used to
live in this really moldy house and my face didn't swell up like this.
It's very localized which I find weird. I don't think I was bitten by any
bugs and I definately wasn't stung - although there were a lot of
mosquitos around when I got the wood up and one may have bitten me but
i've never had a reaction like this to mosquito bite. my question is what
do you think this is? has this happened to you? is it allergy? tetanus?
what? if you don't know or don't have any guesses that's cool, but
please don't tell me just go to a doctor i don't have money for that.
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7 12th September 04:16
lansdale
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Alergy sensitivity is like that. Everything seems to be causing the problem,
and you go into a panic.
I found one quick relief, that's a dust mask. Wear one for a couple of hours
or so and if it's
something in the air, you'll feel a little better. Even the $1 nusiance
masks or a better one HEPA
with an exhale valve. You've got to find the easiest fit.

Another irritant for me is mold spores. I know because it gets worse on
rainy days. If you're living
in an old house, there's a good likleyhood. Try a dehumidifier, also a hepa
cleaner (not those ozone
things which don't work and only make it worse). Try a trip too, I'll bet
dry western Canada is good.
Also mountians are good for me. Try sea air too. But dust mask is simplest
and most effective.

A little bit of relief goes a long way.

Dad
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8 12th September 04:16
graywolf
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The mask you mention with the HEPA with an exhale valve. What product
name is this?
I have allergy sensitivity's and use a mask with a charcoal on
outside. Have been considering ordering a respiratory mask from an
allergy product magazine or on line. Mold is one factor for me and
dust. We are having plumbing problems, major and a new leak has been
found but don't know where. They are going to do a test to find the
leak. If, it is found in the house where they may have to remove some
carpet and concrete foundation where before they tunneled under the
house. I may need a respiratory mask. I have HEPA filters running
daily. Please give me your info on this HEPA mask with an exhale
valve. Never heard of this valve.
I live in USA in TX.
Thanks.

Michelle
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9 12th September 04:16
allergiessuck
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Default swollen face on jaw by ear


You can find the masks he's talking about at pretty much any hardware or
home improvement store (probably cheaper than at an allergy specialty
place). I got one at Home Depot years ago when I was working with
insulation, stucco, plaster and sheetrock. This might not be the
thing for you though if you are sensitive to chemical smells. I found that
my asthma was aggravated by the smell of the rubber that the mask is made
out of.

They are made of some sort of rubber that forms a suction to your face. On
the side is removable canisters that are the hepa filters. You can get
different ratings (like some are rated for asbestos etc). The exhaust
thing is just a hole with a rubber flap so that you can breathe out but
you can't **** air in through the hole. Air will only be ****ed in through
the canisters.
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10 12th September 04:16
allergiessuck
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I wore a mask while doing this work.


The place I live in now is mold free. Like I said I was working outside in
a lot of pollen and was tearing up moldy boards from the porch.


I have two of them. A big one for the living room and a smaller one in the
bedroom. They are very expensive to run so I usually only use the small
one at night.


I don't have money for taking trips.

But really this doesn't have anything to do with my question. Thanks for
the reply anyway .
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