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Posted by p-latex@juno.com on July 05, 2000 at 11:57:25:

In Reply to: Re: lips swell and get hives posted by Cindy on July 03, 2000 at 01:06:53:


: : hi can somebody help me, i get a swollen lip at least once a week and i get really itchy hives on my back and arms. i've been to the dr. but the don't seem to do much about it. it's very frusturating. please help!!

: You could be allergic to almost anything in your environment... the trick is to determine what it is. I've been pretty good at figuring that out in my situation - getting cured of my allergies is my current problem. You need to be aware of where you are when these things happen to you (hives, swelling)... or what products you have applied to yourself, or in the house. For instance, I got real itchy when I would lay down to sleep. If I got up out of the bed, I was fine. It was my sheets... I had become allergic to chlorine and the sheets had been washed in water that had chlorine in it. Once I put a purifier on the facet to my washer and ran the sheets through a couple wash cycles, I can sleep in my bed without itching. Of course, within a just a couple days, I got itchy even wearing my clothes, so I had to re-wash everything...It's really a matter of very careful detective work on your part - being aware of the connection to how you are feeling and the things you are using in your home, on your body, and even the water in my case. Good luck. Feel free to email me if you want more info. cvines@aol.com

hi, there are a few test you canrequest you doctor to do one is a patch test called a true test and the other is a reast test for latex since this is the most common and new allergy rule it out before you do circles around it- with a latex allergy you do not break out or react always right away it can take up to 72 hour before you have a reaction. many doctors told me i did not even have allergies and never tested me and told me there is to much to test for and all kinds of things and if they would have tested my for latex sooner maybe it could have changed my life. the treason i asay this is because latex allergy is not just the swollen lips this is just one of may things which can happen. if you find that the true test finds any positve reeaction or the rast test for latex is positive please feel free to e-mail me education of these things is very important.
p-latex@juno.com

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