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  • 17 days ago

    Diagnosis angioedema and urticaria

    We have a bundler we use to wrap paper towel rolls. It hasn't ran in 7 years until in June this year 2019. We only run the bundler maybe twice a month. First time in contact there was no symptoms when handling the poly. Second time month later my shift starts at 7am 12hr shifts. At 7:30am my hands itched like crazy everywhere. I thought my dog got into poison ivy and touching him I got it. Washed my hands in cold water with soap constantly. 7pm went to pharmacy got $40 in poison Ivy medicines....
  • 18 days ago

    Allergic to Everything: A Fun Medical Puzzle for Masochistic Doctors

    Are you a doctor? Do you know much about liver injury or allergies? Want to shake up the day a little? I have a fun puzzle for you. :) Come down this rabbit-hole with me! Back in 2010 I started working in SE Asia, particularly Laos. Within 2 years (by 2012) I started getting mouth sores more often when eating citrus foods. So, I avoided them. By 2013, I was starting to have strange digestive issues. By 2014 I started down a medical rabbit-hole nightmare as I sought a diagnosis. No diagnosis came....
  • 2 months ago

    Delayed reaction iodine contrast dye

    Several days After a recent CT Scan of abdomen, including oral barrium & IV iodine contrast dye, I experienced multiple symptoms: Shortness of breath Exhaustion - sleep for hours Brain fog A few days later Hive-like rash, now legs & arms. Finally found references to Delayed iodine contrast dye reactions that led to alignment of symptoms. Started OTC antihistamine + foods considered diuretic, ie watermelon, asparagus, etc & pushing liquids. Any suggestions on how to help recover from this....
  • 4 months ago

    Hives from cat?

    The last 2 months I’ve woken up with hives all over my forearms that fade slightly during the day. I finally went to a doctor and they’re trying a steroid to eliminate them. If that doesn’t work I’ll probably be going to an allergist or dermatologist. I have 2 cats and a mild cat allergy. They just make me a little sniffly and sometimes my eyes itch. Maybe once a year when I get a scratch it forms a hive with it but that’s it. They’ve been sleeping on my bed for years but they’ve started sleeping....
  • 5 months ago

    Itching scalp

    I have intermittent burning itching all over my body and have for years. I have eczema that is generally well controlled with topical triamcinolone. Several weeks ago I developed an itchy scalp at the back of my head! At first I was terrified I had some infestation, so I treated myself for lice and scabies even though I have no idea how I would have contracted parasites like that! That didn't help...I have seen my primary care and a dermatologist twice...Prednisone helped some while I was on....
  • 5 months ago

    red spots all over skin

    Hi ! all of a sudden i have red spots all over my skin similar to hives kinda itchy burny im worried its not bumps or anything smooth sorta like when you take a hot shower and you get red spots on thighs type my throat hurts a bit like swollen tight other than that i feel fine
  • 5 months ago

    Hives

    I have a ten year old that is suffering from chronic hives.  We have been to a specialist and they have performed gratuitous blood tests and charged us astronomically for them, but they have yet to come up with anything that could be a trigger.  They are medicating him beyond my liking with Ranitidine and Omeprazole.  They have told us to keep him on these indefinitely but I have a hard time medicating him every day without knowing the effects they can cause after long term use.  I also don’t like....
  • 6 months ago

    itching from salt

    years ago, I started getting very itchy after having anything with salt in it.Right on top of my arms. So I avoided salt. Let's go back to when I was about 11 yrs old, I had inner ear wax and had tubes put in to drain the wax out. Recently, I went to Brasil, and on the way back to US, I had some salty food on the airplane. I could not hear when we landed, or for one month after landing. went to my ear doctor, he saw nothing wrong. I then started my regular no salt diet, and it slowly came back....
  • 8 months ago

    I am allergic to fish oil pills, but have no seafood allergies...?

    When I was around 8 years old, I began taking fish oil pills. I started itching heavily all over my body and subsequently quit taking the pills, soon after which the itching stopped. Years later at 20 years old, I decided to try them again. This time, I developed hives all over my body, trouble breathing, and constricted airways. Needless to say, my reaction has become anaphylactic. My question is if anyone else has experienced this issue? I have done what seems like endless research only to find....
  • 9 months ago

    Bed bugs or hives?

    I have twice now had an episode of small itchy bumps that start off white and end up red. They arent in a triangle like bed bugs but either two in a line or by themselves and theres only 3 or 4 of them. I'm 33 weeks pregnant with severe allergies too and I live with a dog. Idk if its hives or bed bugs? They itch but arent huge welts but they are bumps