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  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month 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....
  • Jock Itch Treatment

    Hello...can I use a topical cream like Lamisil and in between use an antifungal powder too?
  • 3 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....
  • 3 months ago

    Chapped lips

    I went to my chiropractor and he gave me a anti depressant called chi happiness for anxieties, I have been taking it for a month, I feel is working great and it’s natural herbs but 1 week ago my lips stared getting very chapped and with little tiny blisters, could it be a reacción to the herbs cause is the only new thing I have in my system? Main ingredients are anenmarrhena aspheloides Hypericum perforatum Lilian brownii in vegetable capsules
  • 5 months ago

    Tetanus shot with NO sufates

    I am severely allergic to any form of Sulfa, sulfates, sulfanoids, anything with an "S" in the chemical chain. I am overdue for a Tetanus shot, but I can't find one without some form of sulfa in it. Does a Tetanus shot without sulfa of any form exist? We're talking anaphylactic shock, here.
  • 5 months ago

    Red eyes teary

    Have red eyes teary at times with some pus buildup
  • 6 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....
  • 6 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....
  • 8 months ago

    Ear congestion

    I was sick for two months with sinusitis, otitis in both ears, bronchitis, which then turned into pneumonia. They all started at the same time in January and I was on two antibiotics, decongestants, and cough meds. My left ear is still congested. I have been doing decongestant, saline nose spray, and Flonase for all of March. What else can I do? I have to fly in two weeks. My PCP suggestion was Mucinex but isn’t that a cough medicine?