I am a 48 year old woman. 4 years ago i started developing skin allergies to everything.
I have been tested and still have allergic reactions on my skin when i use anything like shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, etc. Is there something going on that is doing this to me? The doctors gave up. I have been to all of them in my state. Please help getting very depressed from this.
First of all you should try o find out the allergens to which you are allergic. Diagnosis of allergy can be done by skin prick tests and patch tests. In this a little amount of allergen is injected into the skin of the forearm by a doctor. The skin is closely watched for signs of a reaction, which include swelling and redness. Confirmatory diagnosis is by blood tests (RAST).
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Thank you for your response. I have had patch testing but they don't have all the ingredients available to test me with. I am allergic to balsam of peru, fragrance mix, nickel, cobalt, dispurse blue, ethylenenurea/melamine formaldehyde resin, hydroquinone monobenzylether. But i know theres a lot more. I have tried everything fragrance free, I think it's also cetyl alcohol, coconut oil, olive oil, avacado oil, cocobetaine, sodium laurel sulfate. What is wrong with my immune system? please help.
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