I have always been sensitive to fresh pineapples (they make my tongue burn and itch), but I've never gotten a full-blown allergic reaction. Yesterday, my friend made some fruit salad for a party which had pineapples in it, but they had been cut the night before (is it still considered fresh?). I ate some and then last night I got rash-like blotches on my legs. Now I have little patches of bumps that look like bug bites all over my legs and the itch is killing me. It isn't the first time I have eaten pineapple recently and this has never happened before. Any ideas about what this is and how to treat it?
It could be an allergic reaction. We can develop allergies to different things throughout our lifetimes as the allergy develops in response to a repeated stimulus. Also it is possible to develop new allergies, you could develop new allergic reactions to food or other substances. You will only have to closely monitor. Therapy lies in identifying the allergens and avoiding them and anti histamines. Local measures like ice packs and antipruritic lotions are helpful. Take OTC anti histamines to help with your symptoms. If your symptoms worsen consult your doctor for an evaluation.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.