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Childhood Asthma and Allergies (A long time ago)

Around the age of 7, I was diagnosed with asthma. I also had a scratch test completed and found I was allergic to basically everything under the sun except those things in water and I’m guessing if we pulled them out of the water, I would be allergic to those things as well. I was allergic to mold, all grasses, trees, pollen, house dust, cats, dogs, horses to name a few. I also had a reaction to chocolate, milk and wheat.

My doctor, at the time, started me on allergy shots once a week, one in each arm. He did not remove the food from my diet saying it wasn’t substantial.

Having asthma and allergies, I found I was often (annually) hospitalized with pneumonia throughout my childhood. This was always treated with penicillin shots (in the butt and boy that hurt) or another form of antibiotics to cure it. The annual hospitalization continued until I was about 13.