Return of the hives

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I have no idea why and the doctor's are stumped. I get hives on my feet. Yes, my feet. Very randomly. It doesn't show in pictures well.
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Any theories? Suggestions? The only thing that helps is simply not using my feet for a few days until they clear up.
 

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Having you been walking outside in the grass with no shoes? Did you wear a sock that wasn't cotton? Have you used a new chemical on the floors in your home? Did you wash your slippers? That doesn't completely look like hives to me, but if the doctor said they were then they must be. Chlorine in the water when you are taking a shower? Sometimes here they up the clorox in the water and I have trouble with that. Mold in your tub or shower? A cream you use or an oil? R2 has had a lot of problems with massive hives just from mopping a floor at work. I had to take him to the er once it was so bad. He looked like he had small pox. Did anyone exterminate? New carpet or a rug? Rubber or Latex? Wool, cashmere or animal product socks? Was your dog treated for fleas recently and you rubbed your feet on him?

My mother just finally figured out what was causing her periodical chest rash. Shampoo. She did not get a rash on her head? So weird. 6 months to figure it out. There is something you are doing with your feet that is getting exposed to an allergen for you. Gotta watch carefully what you do with the piggies.
 
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The only correlations we've found are stress and heat makes them more often. Otherwise, in order, no way (my mom got worms walking outside barefoot once and I haven't since because, ew), my socks aren't all cotton but no changes, I steam the floors sans chemicals, didn't wash my slippers it's hot, no water additives plus my dad added a filter for evelyn, I don't think I could step into a moldy shower my ocd cleaning hurts more due to my shoulder yet I'm doing it anyway, no new cream oil soap or other etc, no new carpet rugs rubber latex shoes or extermination, Wesley's on the flea Holland I've never reacted to it before it's supposed to stay internal, I'm allergic to wool and no animal products in my socks, I wash my feet several times a day with water, ocd again. We found that shoes with elastic in them made it worse so I dont have any. I never got these before eevee, either. Hmm... well, I see my new doc on Wednesday and will bring the pictures. They usually only last a couple days.
 

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It could be from something outside. I know I get blister when I am outside at my aunts we finally figured out its a bush she has. I there for no longer uses that door. Stuff can carry on the wind to and brush agaist me and I break out. I am allergic to earth itself I think. I need a bubble.
 

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I wonder if tea tree oil wouldn't help. That usually clears up any rashiness I get. But I know people have trouble with it too, so you'd have to be careful.

Or maybe it's leprosy! You haven't been handling armadillos, have ya?

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I wonder if tea tree oil wouldn't help. That usually clears up any rashiness I get. But I know people have trouble with it too, so you'd have to be careful.

Or maybe it's leprosy! You haven't been handling armadillos, have ya?

:lolpony:

Lol. No armadillos.
 

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Has to be space aliens then. It's the only rational solution.
 
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have you seen a dermatologist? I highly recommend it. They are much better at diagnosing rashes than regular doctors. They will look at it under a microscope.

Has to be space aliens then. It's the only rational solution.
Either that or a chemical reaction to a secret governmental spray over.:p
 
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have you seen a dermatologist? I highly recommend it. They are much better at diagnosing rashes than regular doctors. They will look at it under a microscope.



Either that or a chemical reaction to a secret governmental spray over.:p

The trouble has always been that by the time I see the doctor, it's cleared up. It has gotten worse over the last few years, though. I also seem to be much more sensitive to grass this year. Like a brick to the face. (Sadly, yes, I do know what that feels like)
I see my new doctor on Wednesday and I sent him the same photos I posted. My mother and I diagnosed them as hives because they itch, are swollen, red, and so painful. The only thing that I know reliably gives me them is ace bandages. Something in the elastic. They've gone down some. Just on both my heels right now.
 

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Yea I am wondering if you are having a serious reaction to latex/rubber/elastics. My poor mother has this allergy and it is so bad for her she can't wear bras anymore. Everything she puts on her body has to be elastic free or a tank top has to be worn first. Socks have lots of elastic in them. Ace is nothing but rubber and elastics. That is a pretty bad reaction. Shingles is very painful, but it doesn't go away that fast so that can't be it. Since my feet swell up..if I leave sock on that hug my ankles all night sometimes I wake up with what I call a nerve rash all around my feet. It tingles and hurts like nerve pain. I am convinced it goes along with whatever they are trying to diagnose as it doesn't happen all of the time, but it seems to affect my legs and feet the most. This is one reason I was concerned about possibly having what my aunt had. boooooo
 
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Yea but maybe when it is cold you don't sweat as much. Plus it could be just one pair getting to you. I threw away the pair that was causing me trouble and I have done a whole lot better. Then it again it may not be that at all, but where the rash is and its pattern makes me think of some type of shoe or sock.
 
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Yea but maybe when it is cold you don't sweat as much. Plus it could be just one pair getting to you. I threw away the pair that was causing me trouble and I have done a whole lot better. Then it again it may not be that at all, but where the rash is and its pattern makes me think of some type of shoe or sock.
Some socks and shoes have caused it. I don't buy them anymore. This has been happening since I was pregnant so about ten years. My socks are mostly spandex, acrylic, cotton, and if I'm lucky, rayon. I've worn then all so many times. Also, this may sound insane, but my feet don't sweat. They never have. All the dancing and I'd have it pouring down my back, but my feet always stay dry. I'm also allergic to talcum powder, e is, too, so we don't let it in the house. I've spent the last two days inside and the swelling is only in my heels now. I do think it's something environmental, above freezing weather, and I might do allergy testing if the doctor thinks we'll find it.
 

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latex allergies are horrible I have a major one. Went in for my Histo surgery and was asked about my allergies and I am like yes I am very allergic. She like well what happens when you eat a banana. I am like well I don't like them but if I do eat the I get sick and itchy.

She was like oh dear. Call the OR or whatever and was like we have a real Latex allergies here all the tubes and stuff must be changed.
Hospital trying to make you sicker when you tell them flat out your allergic.
Iono what would have happen if they did that with the tubing and what not before.
 

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Officially hives from exposure to the ground. Not natural, like grass, for needles, and other vegetation. We think it's lead, rubber, and everything else that gets on car tires, public walking areas, malls, sidewalks, and every public building. Lucky me.
 

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Yikes! How can you keep from getting contaminated by everything you walk near? Did they suggest any preventive measures outside of full body armour? :shock:
 
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