Re: Increase in allergies during peri
I think it is said that if you had pre-existing allergies before going thru peri, they intensify when you're in peri. I don't think peri causes you to get allergies. Peri times probably caused to body to react differently tho. I do know (I'm the queen of allergies) that if you "overdo" something, you end up developing an allergy towards it. As you get older, you will suddenly become allergic to stuff you never have been when you were younger. If you colored your hair for years and years, you do end up getting allergic reaction to it. It's the chemicals in the hairdye. There was a woman I knew who was in her early 60's and she colored her hair for years - she ended up having a rash on her neck and was told she had to stop. She did and had to deal with total white hair! But after a nice short haircut, it actually looked better. It matched her better (she didn't have a young face!). I don't think there's anything you can do to color your hair to not get the rash...what kind of hairdo do you have? Having a short haircut with white/gray hair is nice looking too...maybe you can try that route? Trust me, I know how you feel - I had to change my ways when I had severe dry eyes and couldn't wear my contacts anymore - I feel like a total geek in glasses these days! but what am I suppose to do?
I have gotten bad cases of hives so I understand what you're going thru. I had them all over my body; had it couple of times on my face (think from dust) and from eating spicy thai food. Lasted a long time too. Doesn't help me feel good at all!