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    Old 08-10-2019, 06:48 PM   #1
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    Cashew Allergy out of the Blue

    I usually eat very few cashews, but while on a 2 week vacation was daily eating power bars with cashew as #2 ingredient, and lots of nut gorp with high cashew count. After 1 week developed a raised very red rash on my calves that slowly spread to thighs, arms, tummy and finally feet. By the time I was on my way home, legs, arms & feet had started to swell up by probably 50% it seemed. And itched, couldn't get my shoes on.

    Once home made bee-line to urgent care, and the NP took one look and said "poison oak &-or cashews" allergy, and put me on Predinsone and Benadryl for 10 days. After day 7, weened myself off after talking to the Pharmacist as I wasn't able to sleep and getting very spacey headed.

    At week 3 from start of rash
    64 year old healthy active female

    Questions: 1. Swelling is all gone, but my skin is very dried out, scaly, and very wrinkled. How long will this last?

    2. My joints ache, result of the swelling?? Meds??

    3. Bottom of my feet are incredibly tender. Result of swelling or coincidence?

    4. It really seems like I've also lost muscle mass too??

    Thanks all for your thoughts. And no more cashews for me


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