The Wellness Diaries: Am I Developing Allergies?

As of the last 2 weeks, I’ve been getting these strange skin irritations on my neck and face after I eat. They last for about 3 hours. Cold temperatures help them subside but they’re absolutely mortifying. My doctor gave me a cream to help constrict the blood vessels and it helps but it’s not something I want to be using every day (especially at $140 a bottle of 40 mls) for the rest of my life. There must be a specific reason this is happening, no?

I’ve been toying with the idea of gluten or acidic foods being a trigger, but even when I try and eat a specific diet I still have these awful splotchy red marks all along my face and decolletage, enticing I know. People keep insisting my anxiety is playing a big role in it and I’m sure it is but when I’m at home eating watching tv and have tomorrow off should I really be breaking out like this?

 

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I’ve decided to document this journey because in all honesty I’m frustrated and I’m sure someone else has dealt with something similar.

I’m grasping at straws. I’m hoping to see a naturopath and get some blood work done to see if they can identify any allergies I’m unaware of. (right now I have no food allergies)

Please feel free to share your ideas with me.

1 Comment

  1. AV
    March 7, 2019 / 9:02 pm

    Oh that’s awful 🙁 I’m so sorry and hope you find an answer quickly! I actually developed psoriasis one day when I was like 28? And I went to three doctors before a dermatologist took a sample (cut off my skin lol) and did a lab on it. I luckily got a more rare kind that isn’t all the time, but mine was definitely brought on my stress. Good luck!

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