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    Default Re: How do you react to a food allergy or intolerance?

    Not to be numb and dumb mr. insensitive but speaking of rubber duckies, SOAK! I find that a short 1/2 hour session in the tub is great therapy. I also found that painkillers make me itch so bad I can't sleep I gave them up.

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    Default Re: How do you react to a food allergy or intolerance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ora Moose View Post
    Not to be numb and dumb mr. insensitive but speaking of rubber duckies, SOAK! I find that a short 1/2 hour session in the tub is great therapy. I also found that painkillers make me itch so bad I can't sleep I gave them up.
    Did I (mis)understand you (in)correctly? "...mr. .INSENSITIVE...SOAK??? I wrote in my previous post suggesting bathing in epson salt??? The rubber duck comment is/was merely a little humor,(which if done appropriately is always good medicine). I certainly did not mean to be insensitive. Sorry, but I find your style of writing a bit confusing???
    PS: Are you lacking a punctuation, such as a comma after the word "dumb" or "insensitive"?? That can make a big difference.
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    It's been 10 days since the onset of this issue, and time for an update.

    I've seen a PAC and yesterday I saw my primary. The PAC called it hives, gave me an antihistamine and low dose of prednisone, which took the edge off the itch but did not calm it. New red itchy spots continued to appear. The primary ruled everything out: not an allergy, not a food reaction, and not hives. He called them insect bites. Renewed the antihistamine script and prescribed a high dose of prednisone for 4 days to knock out this reaction for good.

    I can't imagine where insects are coming from. I haven't slept in strange beds nor have strangers slept in mine. Did the new kitten come with livestock? I checked with the vet about bathing her ("any fleas etc. will float off in the water") but nothing appeared. I have stripped the bedding right down to the bones and laundered everything twice, the last time being yesterday. Cats have been kept out of the bedroom. Lastly, I've eaten no dairy in the last 10 days, FWIW.

    This morning was the first time I woke up with no new spots. Given all the above, I don't know who to thank, but today will also be the first day of the high-dose prednisone. I picked up the two scripts last night. Total cost: the princely sum of 96¢. Stay tuned...

    Insect bites? Seriously???
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    It is a mystery.........I am glad for no new spots today

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    Gosh what a mystery :( Any chance it's mosquito bites? One of my girls has always had horrid reactions to skeeters. Really glad no new bites today!

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    I work outside most of the day. Recent weather has been sunny & breezy so no mosquitoes are out, nor are the pesky seasonal blackflies. And when either of these bites, you notice! I did get one blackfly bite on my ear yesterday. We also have no-seeums, but though you may not see em, you feel them— again, outdoors. What's going on seems to happen overnight, in bed. Maybe skeeter drones seek me out while I sleep? We'll see what happens tonight....
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    I have been wondering about mites. This is one woman's story. http://www.birdmites.org/Family.html

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    Yikes! There are no wild birds in or near the house. I used to feed the on the deck but discontinued after it began attracting red squirrels. I two have 2 parrots but they remain caged and are not infested. The whole family had scabies after the house burned (probably from donated clothes that had been tried on before laundering) and this is not that.

    That website has a useful link. Thank you, Julieanne!
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