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Hyperactivity and allergies

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#1 Eva



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Posted 12 November 2002 - 10:10 PM

Dr Robbins,

I have a 14 year old brother who we are very concerned about. Ever since he was little, he has been very hyperactive. Even his teachers were concerned. Now that he is getting older, he is becoming harder to control. He has outbursts where he continuously bothers his brother, and friends and the more you tell him to stop, the more he does it. You can tell that he is unable to control it. He is like a totally different child when he is on this "high." He makes annoying screaming sounds, he will poke or push you when he walks by. This is noticed more when he eats candy or sweets. Even though he is not allowed to eat sweets, he constantly sneaks them.

He also does not like physical contact from my mother. He does not mind if she touches his back or arms but does not want them to be rubbed at all. It almost seems like a sensory issue. He is very sensitive to certain types of sunscreens or lotions. He cannot wear fake or silver jewelry. He will develop a rash if he does. Even as a child, he did not like to be held close and did not like to hold hands.

Does any of this seem to be allergy related? If so, do you recommend any doctors in Miami?

Thanks for your assistance and for all of your help in this forum.

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Posted 15 November 2002 - 08:39 AM

He certainly would benefit from an allergy and nutritional evaluation. If found to be an allergic or chemically sensitive individual, proper treatment may dramatically help his behavior. An environmental approach to the problem searches for hidden infection, heavy metal toxicity, nutritional deficiencies, and identification of allergies.
Dr. Albert Robbins
Board Certified in Preventive Medicine and
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Boca Raton, Florida

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