We both live in the Metro Atlanta area - albeit on opposite sides. My dad had a lot of allergies (over 200 were identified) and I am allergic to quite a few things as well. My main problem is migraine headaches. These once had me hospitalized for 18 months - with one non-stop headache! Doctors from all-over the country tested me. It wasn't fun, but was quite interesting.
Allergies are something that exascerbated my headaches (and often still do) and wood dusts can really bring-on some severe problems. Please save yourself a lot of time and trouble by looking-up Dr. George Gottlieb. Every doctor I know will tell you he is the best in that field. CDC sends people to Dr. Gottlieb, as do many other people, hospitals, etc. for their very serious cases. Dr. Gottlieb is a very fine Christian man.
My wierd allergy was to the airborne residue of rodent urine. You see, I've been keeping and breeding reptiles since 1961. Most of the snakes feed on mice, rats, chicks and rabbits. I had a separate building for the rats and mice to be cared for prior to becoming snake food. Although I kept an immaculate facility, the particulate of dried rodent urine is invisible and was compromising my (asthmatic) lungs. I have a much smaller reptile collection now, and purchase pre-frozen rodents and keep them in a freezer in our basement that contains only food for reptiles. Dr. Gottlieb nailed that (quite wierd) diagnosis on my first visit! Yes - he is that good.
Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
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