Allergies

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Re: Allergies

Postby The Mechanic » 27 Jul 2012, 2:17pm

Maybe not but OP did say that she had itching elsewhere but it could be localised depending on how a person lies in bed, what you wear etc.
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Re: Allergies

Postby Claireysmurf » 27 Jul 2012, 2:21pm

I started itching just before bed; I'm sure it wasn't the bed linen. I remember going out to buy Anthisan cream. I certainly struggled to sleep that night.
I have had touches of hay fever in the last week which seems much later for me than normal

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Re: Allergies

Postby Cyril Haearn » 4 May 2020, 4:18pm

Thread resurrection alert

I had a couple of allergies years ago, raw carrots, I eat lots of cooked carrots now, no problem, no desire for raw carrots

I had allergic reactions (headache, digestive problems) to raw cucumber and raw celery years ago. Saw both in cheapfood today, really fancied them. I wonder whether it would be safe to try them now, have not eaten either for years

Can allergies be 'forgotten'*, any experiences? Or do they persist, even get worse?

* I know one that was forgotten, used to have awful hay fever, it just stopped 26 years ago :wink:
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Re: Allergies

Postby Steve O'C » 4 May 2020, 6:30pm

You poor thing. I hope you are feeling better now.

From your story and the photograph my money would be on this being a Photocontact Dermatitis caused by coming in to contact with a plant then being exposed to sunlight.

https://dermnetnz.org/topics/photocontact-dermatitis/

If so I would expect only those areas of your skin that were exposed to the sun to be affected.

Steve