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Thread: Allergies anyone?

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    I just had my coffee and a chocolate chip muffin from a store i normally don't go to. Now i have hives all over my face, neck and chest. Itching like crazy. i took 1/2 of a Cloritrimatone (sp) and put on some Cortizone 10 creme.
    That helps but the hives are spreading down my chest now.
    i've had hives come on all my life but wonder what in the world they put in muffins?? I guess i'll stay away from them from now on.
    anybody have ideas for the itching?

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    Calamine lotion. or hydro cortisone (sp) cream

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    If it continues, I would see a doctor. Hives can be dangerous. Take care.

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    I just called my Pharmacy and was told to have someone with me in case my half pill makes me fall asleep and i keep getting a reaction. like lips, throat, etc. swelling.
    i think the hives are slowing down now. I do wish i knew what i ate that i'm allergic to. No other suggestions on cream to use, so i guess i'm good.

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    Might have been the cream, if you use it. Or something in the coffee, could it have been mold? If it isn't in a busy place, then it could be caused by nearly anything. Do keep a close check on it and should it keep spreading, then do go to the doctor. Something that severe should not be happening.
    Write down the name and address of the little place you got this coffee and sweets.
    You might want to check with the local health department, if they have many (don't know the number that will get them moving) complaints about a place they will investigate to see what was causing the trouble.

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    I'm going to call the store where i bought the muffins and see if i can talk to anyone who might help. i doubt it but it is worth a try. thanks.
    you mention mold and i am highly allergic to mold. it was my own coffee pot but maybe i will go clean it, just to be on the safe side!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I just called my Pharmacy and was told to have someone with me in case my half pill makes me fall asleep and i keep getting a reaction. like lips, throat, etc. swelling.
    i think the hives are slowing down now. I do wish i knew what i ate that i'm allergic to. No other suggestions on cream to use, so i guess i'm good.
    I'd call where you bought the muffin and ask for a list of the ingredients.

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    Was this a muffin baked in the store? I suggest you go back to the store and inquire as to the ingredients in the muffin. To have that bad of a reaction is a sign that you need to investigate what your triggers are.

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    This store was Safeway and they don't seem to have a large bakery like Kingsoopers does. I'm not sure if they just buy them or bake them there but i will find out.
    thanks.

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    Get yourself to an allergist!! You NEED to know what the trigger was, so that you can avoid it in the future!!

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    Benedryl is better for counteracting the effects of allergies, of which I have many. It was used when I started reacting to IVP dye during a test at the hospital. Keep some handy with you, and also check into an EpiPen (epinephrin). They are easy to use when needed, but a doctor must prescribe them. And as Charlee said, 'Get thee to an allergist!'

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    Yes, do what Charlee says!!! If you've had hives before, then there are certain "on-going" things you are allergic to. Although you tend toward allergies, something can pop up one day that you've never come in contact with before. I'm very allergic to mold and will stop breathing. If the store where the muffins were had mold on anything NEAR the muffins it could affect you. My allergist told me that once you have the hives, they will reappear over and over...not like your body builds up immunity to them. If you don't get relief soon, I'd go get a Benedryl shot. There's another one that works well but can't remember the name.

    Feel better soon...know you are miserable!!

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    Celiac Disease has a skin component. You may have to avoid wheat, barley and rye. Is this your first reaction to a food?

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    Could be nuts or graham flour that triggered your reaction. Its important that you talk to someone at the store - perhaps the manager of that section.

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    I have many allergies and carry an epi pen.

    anytime you hive on your face lips and or neck go to the nearest hospital.

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    I wish i new what to tell you,just be careful and watch it close.I know i can't eat shell fish.
    Please let me know when it's better please.Connie in CO

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