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  • 8 hours ago

    swollen lip

    I was stung by a wasp yesterday afternoon on my upper lip and immediately took Benadryl then iced it. It has stayed swollen. Is there anything else I should be doing?
  • 1 day ago

    Lips swell after eating some foods like carrots and canteloupe...allergic?

    Hello, I am nineteen years old and for most of my teenage years, I have noticed that my lips swell and develop small red bumps when I eat certain foods. This happens with carrots, watermelon, canteloupe, honeydew, bananas, and sometimes strange foods like mushrooms. I try to avoid eating these foods as much as possible but I love most of them, so I fall victim to it quite often. The red bumps appear within minutes and sometimes my throat feels itchy (not tight). Is there a common factor within all....
  • Spots on hand appeared yesterday morning

    Hi, Yesterday morning these spots appeared on my hand they do not appear to be getting worse.. Only thing I can really remember is on Sunday I got pricked by what I am assuming to be a nettle but it didn't really hurt too much and then these appeared Thursday. Wednesday i bought some garden gloves and used them on the night so maybe something in them that caused it? I don't know.. It is not itchy This is both hands it appears to be no where else on body?

  • 3 days ago

    Allergies....really?

    For the last few months, when I wake up, I'm so nauseous. My jaw hurts, my nose is dry, and I feel a lump in my throat...like phlegm is stuck there. I have seen the END and GI. Both did a scope and everything looked normal, but my throat was a bit irritated. I had environmental allergy testing done. Turns out I'm allergic to most trees, grass, and weeds. I was given a nasal spray and randitine. I was doing well for a few weeks, but it recently started up again. I'm going to call my allergist....
  • 4 days ago

    Allergic reaction to brimonidine

    Redness of the eye should I continue use of medication brimonidine
  • 4 days ago

    Peppermint sensitivity?

    I had a peppermint altoid today and my mouth was itchy with a metallic taste afterward. Could this signal an allergy? The roof of my mouth swelled the last time I used peppermint oil in my room and I also had the itch/metallic taste. Additionally, maybe unrelated (though worth mentioning in case) I have had a small patch of purple dots reappear in the same spot on my chin. Allwrgy ideas? Related?
  • 7 days ago

    Reaction to Band-Aids

    I a 55 year old female that apparently developed a sensitivity to band-aids and medical tape. I have an ongoing issue with the waistband of all my pants rubbing one spot on my abdomen where it become a small open wound. However when I try to cover it with large band-aids, within a few hours the area where the tape sticks to the skin, it becomes red and itchy. I have tried various brands of band-aids and while the fabric kind have less irritation they still do irritate within a few days. Because of....
  • 8 days ago

    Looking for insight on various rashes in small period of time

    I went camping 3 weeks back and also went hiking a week or so after returning (so 2 weeks ago) a couple days after the hike, my face was very rough. It wasn't discolored, but my skin felt like it had tiny bumps all over it. A day or two later, blistery welts began to appear on my legs. I thought this was poison ivy as some of the blisters are in straight lines and it looks poison ivy-ish. The face rash is now completely gone and the leg welts are beginning to get better, but I now have a hives....
  • 8 days ago

    New to Hives

    I have always had allergy problems. As I got into high school I began to itch and itch and had some severe eczema that continued on for close to 7 years. However, as of about a month ago. I began to break out into hives for the first time. I went in, because it scared me. I was give prednizone (the miracle skin pill) everything cleared up, but then as I expected it all came back afterwards. However, this time it was different. Every morning I wake up and it is somewhere new (one of my doctors said....
  • 13 days ago

    Allergic reaction in right foot to pond algae

    For over a month, the toes on my right foot have become tender, swollen, red and stiff. I can't bend them easily. Started w just big toe and next but has spread to 4 now. Toes are starting to bend at tips. Ball of foot swollen too. I'm on 2 bday week of anti inflammatory pills which help a lot. I'm getting x ray and blood test results soon too. No obvious cut or abrasion on right foot. Clue: symptoms started after I was removing blue green and other algae fr pond. 2 other times I did....