I have just been told by my allergist that asthma and allergies can be triggered by things such as chemicals. She wasn't talking about being around, say dogs, and then having an allergic asthmatic reaction, she was saying that a person can be allergic to something, go through life without reacting to it, and then coming in contact with something (i.e. a chemical) which 'triggers' your body to now react to whatever you are allergic to. Does that make sense to you guys?
I have posted here that my apartment was exterminated at the end of December and LITERALLY every day since I have had an allergic/asthmatic reaction; itchy eyes, runny nose, stingy feeling on my tongue, stinging throat… And I mean this is 24/7 for the last four months!!
I don't really have that much confidence in this allergist so I thought that people here would know if she is right.
Second question. Any suggestions on how to find a good allergist? I live in Brooklyn NY. I did see an ENT doctor at the Cornell Weill Allergy center and he could not get me out of his office fast enough. I am at my wit's end.
Thanks as always.