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Posted by [email protected] on March 08, 2000 at 12:45:42:

In Reply to: Any allergy sleuths out there? posted by Jeff on March 07, 2000 at 19:08:21:

: When I was 21 years old I started breaking out in hives (head to toe) about once or twice a year. The hives last 5 to 6 days then disappear for 6 to 12 months. I am now 34 years old and there has been no significant deviation from this pattern except that the hives have grown steadily worse. A dose pack helps alot (methylprednisolone) but without it on a bad day I need to take around 450 to 500 mg of benedryl just to keep the hives at a tolerable level. Non-drowsey antihistimines don't help. I have kept a careful record of each outbreak noting foods, activities, locations, and seasons when the hives start and have never found a common factor. I have noticed that several times the hives started within a day or two of beginning an exercise routine but I don't break out every time I exercise. One more clue, and I don't know if this is common or not, my hives disappear when I sleep. Any insights? Anyone in a similar situation?
hi it sounds as if you have a latex allergy
you work out either at home or in a gym and your hives are worse mostly likely if the person before you had on a strong deodorant or cologne or prefume or if the just disinfected the equipment or maybe you have been watching you weight and you have had a more than normal portion of ice cream or fat -free food all of the above are realed to latex . you might want to be tested for this because if you are allergic yo latex and you need to be it the hospital for and emergency they will use latex on you and that can kill you. this is a life threating condition . i have it you can live a limited life but if you ignore it it can kill you. or if you stay in deniel you will become worse. so before you end up like me allegic to almost everything be tested.

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