(Closed) Apparently I'm allergic to… something…

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Did you eat anything unusual over the weekend because of Easter? Candy? Maybe it’s a reaction to a dye or food coloring?

Post # 5
Member
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you changed ANYTHING in your regular routine?  Shampoo, body wash, hand soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, bounce sheets?  I had a similar reaction to you, and it was a fabulous lavender scented hand soap that was doing it!  *sigh*  I loved that soap too….

Post # 7
Member
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Did you wear a new outfit for your interview? Was it washed first, or was it washed with different detergent?

 

Some allergies come out after repeated exposure (ie. shellfish) so I would take an inventory of what you ate for the weekend, just in case. Your doctor should be able to send you for an allergy test if you can’t figure it out based on reflecting on the last few days. 

Post # 8
Member
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s so hard to say because your body can start an intolerance to a chemical at anytime without warning.  I’d say take the air freshner away, and get a different brand of dryer sheets and see if that eliminates the hives. It might even be the hair dye…is your scalp irritated too?  Maybe set up an appointment with an allergy sepcialist to rule things out as wel.  When I had hives, it was every morning at work starting with my hands and going right up to my armpits…Literally wanted to scratch the skin off!  I thought it was because of the cold…I have cold uticaria….which is a condition where I break out in hives if my skin is exposed to cold air or water (yay me)…but it turns out it was my soap, I just hadn’t put it together!

Post # 9
Member
9650 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@hiroshymatetrastar:   Sometimes hives are triggered by stress, do you think that could be it because of the interview?  Definitely take Benadryl and maybe put some calamine lotion on it.

Post # 12
Member
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Songbird29:  cold uticaria here too….gosh does it suck!

I echo what PPs have posted. JW, could it be a reaction to the things you’re using for strassing your shoes? I imagine you’ve had a lot of exposure to the glue

Post # 13
Member
8884 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’ve always gotten a hive or two on my hips when I’m nervous. It’s kind of weird, but I remember my mom saying she got them when she was young and stressed too.

Also, in the last few months I’ve developed an on & off rash/reaction on my back. It comes up randomly, spreads over my whole back and by the next day it’s gone. I can’t think of a darn thing I could possibly be allergic too.

So I’m in the same boat as you, if that helps!

Post # 14
Member
1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

As someone who is allergic to EVERYthing, and I mean everything, sometimes your body handles it in other ways. For instance, I didn’t realize I was allergic to ginger for a long time… no hives or anything. But I had thrown up a bunch of times after eating Indian food – which I brushed off as drinking, being sick, etc. It wasn’t until I actually had a full blow, face blown up, go-to-the-hospital reaction, that I realized I was allergic to… something… it took two other bad reactions to figure out what it was. My allergist never thought to test for ginger. Who’s allergic to ginger??

After the allergist ran blood tests and could not figure it out, they made me go back to basics. ie: I was pretty much only allowed to eat very bland things and had to keep a food diary. It was a total accident we figured out it was ginger.

Post # 15
Member
1657 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I find that Aerius usually clears up any hives or allergic symptoms I have. That must suck though. I hope it goes away. Maybe it’s the air freshener? Even if you don’t go near it, there are still particles flying around in the air; it isn’t just concentrated to where the freshener is located.

The topic ‘Apparently I'm allergic to… something…’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors