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162279 tn?1270601359

Skin allergies; any experts?

I have a 16 year old DD who is getting rashes and welts pretty much every day from something she must be allergic to. She gets them on her arms, legs, back, and chest. EXTREMELY itchy.
Are they most likely from something she is eating? Or is it more likely to be environmental? (detergent?)
Anyone have any experience with this?
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15480 tn?1302529802
It could be a food allergy or an allergy to lotion, soap, detergent etc. How long has this been going on? You can all of a sudden develop an allergy to something that you weren't allergic to previously. Has anything changed recently?  I would call the doc and set up an appointment if this continues. Good luck!
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162279 tn?1270601359
Okay thats what I was wondering--I've always used Tide and Downy so I was thinking it wouldn't be that. BUT if you can develop an allergy all of the sudden, maybe that's the case after all. It's been going on for about a month. At first it wasn't every day, but the past week it has been every day.So now I am concerned. The only other thing I can think, is that she always uses Vanilla Bean Noel lotion from Bath and Body Works. (since Christmas time) I'll have her quit using that for a while too.
Thank you for your quick response dear!!!
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15480 tn?1302529802
You are welcome! Good luck! :)
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