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Chronic infections always sick.... AHHH
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Chronic infections always sick.... AHHH

Hello,
I am 30 years old. My whole life I have had repeat infections.  Sinus, ears, teeth, skin, etc.
I just did a diary of the last few years and I have had 26 infections over the last 8 years. Last year I had had two abcessed teeth, a sinus infection, and Strep throat that has not gone away. I have had chronic strep throat for 6 months now. It responds to antibiotics but never goes completely away. I have very small tonsils and lymph nodes and the doctors do not even think I have strep until they do a culture. The highest my temp gets is 99.6 no matter how sick I feel. They mentioned removing my tonsils but I can see it in the back of my throat as well. I am super sensitive to medications. I always seem to have the rare side effects. I had erythema multiforme from clindamyacin last year. I am also mildly effected by ectodermal dysplasia, I have asthma, and eczema.  My daughter has ectodermal dysplasia and a 12q gene deletion. My mother has repeat infections and  fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue. Please any help would be appreciated. I am being sent to an immunologist, neurologist, ENT, and infectious disease. What is wrong with me.....
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How are you? How about your environment and work conditions? Recurrent infections indeed should be checked by your doctor to rule out any underlying cause such as allergy or immune problems. Hang on and go to these specialists to determine the underlying cause. Your medical history, physical examination and additional diagnostic tests may be indicated. Take care and do keep us posted.
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Well.... had my immune system checked... I have low antibodies. I have an immune deficiency. I am now being sent to specialists to see what can be done to stop the infections. Thanks god for some kind of an answer to my life long issues.  
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Hi,

I understand exactly what you're going through. I have chronic infections that started a few years ago. I have had some type of infection at least once every one-two months in the past few years. Everything from sinus, ear, throat, etc. My sinus infections are the worst though. I have one now. I think my mom and I have some of the worst sinus problems of anyone I know. I also have an autoimmune disorder called sjogrens syndrome but I don't have low antibodies, I have been tested by my rheumotologist whom I have been seeing since September 09. I started taking medication to treat my sjogrens and I have done quite a bit better. I hope you get the relief you need!

Best of luck,
Rachel
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Hi,
How are you? Thank you for updating us.  I am glad that the cause is now identified.  Aside from eliminating the stress of not knowing the cause of the symptoms, you will be managed by specialists to prevent these infections. Wishing you all the best. Take care always!
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i am 12 and i am constantly ill sickness ,head aches,  dizzyness,tiredness .
i am a dignosed epileptic ,and my school keep having a go at me because of my attendance ,most days i feel like rubish , i have lost just under half a stone since january a while ago i was 8 and a half stone now i am 7 stone i am being sent to the doctors by my school ,any ideas ?
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