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Out Damned Spot **UPDATED** — 5 Comments

  1. I hear you sistah! Had a similar visit w/ our FP. I had an allergic reaction to a bee sting (after a wasp sting and food allergy reactions). I figured out later that what was “ailing” me. While at the clinic the intern working consulted w/ our FP and they wanted to put me on steroids. I didn’t fill that scrip. I got Benedril and through elimination & a more naturalistic Chiropractor figured out stress makes my allergies go bonkers. Hay, nitrates and additives in store-bought pork and beef are horrible for me.

    It makes me steam when a MD says, “We’ll ‘try’ this and such…” We’ll TRY this?? All those years of schooling and practice and you are going to experiment on me? I don’t think so!

    Now I do alot of self-treating and research and natural remedies and go to the chiropractor. And you know, so far this winter, one of the worst in recent years for the flu, Dh & I have not gotten it. Just a couple of fighting it off spells.

    Stand your ground and fight for YOUR health!

    Really enjoying your blog.

  2. Question… well, I don’t know if I told you that I have psoriasas … did I spell that right? 🙂 WELL… I am using an OTC called “Rash ‘n All”… MY derm told me to get it! I get at HEB. IT’S AWESOME!!! IT HAS SAVED me from having to use any “steriod” type of creams! Don’t know if it’ll help you, but it’s pretty cheap… and if it helps… THAT would be Grrrr….8! It’s a THOUGHT! 🙂 mel…

  3. Thanks ladies. It’s always good to know I’m not as weird as I think I am. The derm-a-idiot called me a “difficult patient” today (and for once, it wasn’t because of my behavior, but because of my condition). It’s truly ezcema, based on the pathology report – of which I demanded a copy of. And I know this — it’s caused by the skin allergies. If you have skin allergies, you have the reaction to the allergen … and that turns to ezcema. My son had ezcema as an infant, caused by the dry climate in Utah. What he had … and what I have are basically the same AFTER the blisters materialize. But, his was the common ezcema – mine is allergy-induced. Common is not curable, just treat the symptoms until it goes away. Mine IS curable, as long as I stay away from the things that I’m allergic to. I was just reading some blog about the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser … and it dawned on me that I bought one of those and used it on some scuff marks that were on our linoleum!!! Perhaps THAT caused the allergic reaction! I used it again, about a week ago, because I thought I was pretty safe to use anything while I was on the Prednisone. And it sits on our dish drainer in the kitchen, because it’s a handy little thing to use if you scuff the floor or the kids write on the wall!

    I think, folks, I just had an AHA moment!!!

  4. Wow, I couldn’t believe it when I saw your arm the spots, they look like my arms. I just started with this and was told it was stressed induced hives and combined with menopause. When they can’t figure it out, they throw in menopause. I am on allegra and go back at the end of the month and xanax. I feel like I am on fire sometimes. I think I have become allergic to nuts. Although, the skin doc says no, but my own tests prove otherwise. Okay, I guess I have talked enough, it’s 0530 and I can’t sleep due to itching.

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