Originally Posted by Elliot Royce
The allergist will have his approach but what do you guys suggest?
I've limited dairy but it hasn't seemed to matter. Is the allergic response in proportion to the amount of dairy? I mean, if I have milk in my coffee only, is that going to set off the allergies.
What should I do? This is getting annoying and sometimes I feel the medicine is worse than the symptoms.
Elliot - The following is MHO based on being one who has more sinus trouble than should be inflicted on any one person in their lifetime.
The allergist will indeed have his opinion and will very likely discount food intolerances (as in possible dairy intolerances) as contributing to your problems. From what I know, that is just how their training goes. Do a test on yourself and eliminate ALL dairy (yes, even the milk in your coffee) for 2 weeks (or more). See how that goes. Consider going gluten-free as well. It may help more than you think. When I first went dairy and gluten-free, my 'cheats' quickly taught me to just say no. One bite was truly NOT worth the gut trouble and/or sinus infection that almost always followed.
Consider consulting a naturopathic doctor. This could help ALOT. Our "Resident New Age Quack" (A.K.A Dr. G) is a tremendously helpful resource.
Hope you feel better soon!