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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:47 pm 

Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:22 pm
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Location: Michigan
Approximately 5 weeks ago my entire body started itching when I used a new down throw to cover with. This itching has continued in various degrees of intensity since then. There is no redness or rash. I have found though that the use of covers, sweathshirts, etc seem to cause the itching & burning to increase as my body warms. My doctor thinks it is a histamine reaction. She prescribed Predinsone :( and Clarinex for a short time period. While taking the medication my stomach became very irritated and I was very anxious. The itching finally subsided for a couple of days but has now returned since I'm off the medication. I now have various degrees of intching and burning and it is beginning to wear on me emotionally.

I have known food intolerances and have a number of chemical allergies (formaldyhide, petroleum products, perfumes, etc). Whenever I come near these substances (and there could be others) my eyes will start burning and if I get too much of a dose my lips and tonque start to tingle and minor numbness.

Has anyone experienced similar problems an how was it resolved? Also, are there any clinics that you would recommend I contact. I am in southwest Michigan, and Chicago is an easy drive, if necessary. I would like to get an appointment as soon as possible.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:08 pm 

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:53 pm
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Location: Canada
Wow, that sounds serious. I have no knowledge of how to deal with reactions like that, but there are some people on the board with severe chemical sensitivities.

I wonder if you could find a place that sells clothing made from organic, natural fibres without any artificial dyes?

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