Hives?
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Fisheaters, Help!

The wife suddenly has this strange series of rashes on her body.  The arms, chest, and lower abdomen area. 

It itches.  It looks like poison ivy.  But it's not poison ivy, because she doesn't go running around in bushes or anything like that.  Her clothes, likewise, have not been marinating in a poison ivy bath or anything.  These bumps--there are a lot--appeared this evening. 

It's freaking me out.  Has anyone heard of an allergic reaction like this?  Perhaps from food? 

We got back from a filipino party, where we ate chicken, ham, fish, and rice.  She had a mango float, which consisted of cream, mangos, and graham crackers. 

Need advice.  Is this an urgent matter?  I'm freaking out, here.  (Doctor is not open until Monday.)
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(07-31-2010, 02:41 AM)LaramieHirsch Wrote: Fisheaters, Help!

The wife suddenly has this strange series of rashes on her body.  The arms, chest, and lower abdomen area. 

It itches.  It looks like poison ivy.  But it's not poison ivy, because she doesn't go running around in bushes or anything like that.  Her clothes, likewise, have not been marinating in a poison ivy bath or anything.  These bumps--there are a lot--appeared this evening. 

It's freaking me out.  Has anyone heard of an allergic reaction like this?  Perhaps from food? 

We got back from a filipino party, where we ate chicken, ham, fish, and rice.  She had a mango float, which consisted of cream, mangos, and graham crackers. 

Need advice.  Is this an urgent matter?  I'm freaking out, here.  (Doctor is not open until Monday.)

try benedryl since she's itching....use the max dose...sounds like hives....if she starts having trouble breathing get to an ER fast...if she's not having trouble breathing...then does not sound like a big deal....just don't go to a Philipino party again...If you have to go ethnic try a Texican or Afro-Am party...food that won't cause hives...just heart attacks...


How long was it from time eating to time started itching?
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#3
How is she doing today?
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#4
Hey Laramie,

How's your wife doing?  I just read your post and the first thing that popped into my mind was mango. Many people are very allergic to them.  But, since your wife is from Cebu, which is the mango capital of the PI, she would already know if she was allergic.  She has probably eaten more mangoes than ten average "Kanos" combined.  I hope all is well now.

Peace.
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(07-31-2010, 02:41 AM)LaramieHirsch Wrote: Fisheaters, Help!

The wife suddenly has this strange series of rashes on her body.  The arms, chest, and lower abdomen area. 

It itches.  It looks like poison ivy.  But it's not poison ivy, because she doesn't go running around in bushes or anything like that.  Her clothes, likewise, have not been marinating in a poison ivy bath or anything.  These bumps--there are a lot--appeared this evening. 

It's freaking me out.  Has anyone heard of an allergic reaction like this?  Perhaps from food? 

We got back from a filipino party, where we ate chicken, ham, fish, and rice.  She had a mango float, which consisted of cream, mangos, and graham crackers. 

Need advice.  Is this an urgent matter?  I'm freaking out, here.  (Doctor is not open until Monday.)

I'm not a doctor, but skin problems like these can come and go mysteriously with no explanation. If she has no other problems, and it doesn't get worse, then I'd not think it is serious.

Causes of it may be strange foods, chemicals, the temperature (sweat, heat, etc), or some other irritant.
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(07-31-2010, 08:02 AM)Hawaii Five-0 Wrote: Hey Laramie,

How's your wife doing?  I just read your post and the first thing that popped into my mind was mango. Many people are very allergic to them.  But, since your wife is from Cebu, which is the mango capital of the PI, she would already know if she was allergic.  She has probably eaten more mangoes than ten average "Kanos" combined.  I hope all is well now.

Peace.


Cebu huh?...

It's kind of like a cow...
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#7
Okay, the huge welts have disappeared, but the itchiness is returning again. 

No other symptoms so far.  I'm convinced this is hives, as a reaction to something.  Plus, the baby and I don't have poison ivy on us (the entire family sleeps in the same bed at the moment).  So, it's clear it is isolated to only the wifey. 

Whew.  I was so freaked out through the night.  We got a lot on our plate, and an intense medical problem wouldn't have helped!

Thanks for your concern, everyone.  You all rock.  Scipio_a, thanks for the suggestion earlier.  Getting some kind of understanding of what was happening--or even a guess from someone else--really eased the tension for us.

Hawaii Five-0, the wife says that the Filipinos are not allergic to poison ivy.  At least, that's what one of her friends says.  Is that true? 

I can't imagine what foods last night would have caused this reaction.  It was just her usual fishheads and rice (some party, eh?).  She made a mango float, but I can't see how any part of it would cause a reaction like that.  Pesticide in the mangos?  I dunno.
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(07-31-2010, 11:46 AM)LaramieHirsch Wrote: Hawaii Five-0, the wife says that the Filipinos are not allergic to poison ivy.  At least, that's what one of her friends says.  Is that true? 

Urushiol is what the problem is. I think that is not true; they are human too.
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#9
I had a similar reaction once after Thanksgiving dinner. I didn't eat anything I hadn't had dozens of Thanksgivings past, but I had a horrible reaction anyway. The next day my lips swelled up. My husband said he liked the Angelina Jolie look, but it wasn't quite as funny when my tongue began to swell. It hasn't happened since, so these things can be random. Keep up the Benadryl.
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#10
lots of things can cause hives-including stress.  Do you have a walk in type of clinic available?  Maybe good to see a doctor (even if it isn't maybe an emergency.)
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