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Allergic Reaction Worsened By Bathing?

Allergic Reaction Worsened By Bathing?

Has anyone ever had and allergy reaction that got worse after bathing, and producing hives all over the body immediately after bath time? No soap nor chemical or anything new used, this happened to my son 2nights in a row and we never found out what is was. He baths with just water and uses eucerine cream n he has been all along without any issues.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I had a reaction to something not too long ago. After much research and experimenting, I found that cold water, not hot, during showers eases or gets rid of a reaction on the skin

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Yes...have recently been diagnosed with an allergy to petroleum based soaps and would end up with dermatitis. Now use a moisturiser based body wash and have never felt better

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I break out in hives, flush feel lightheaded to hot water. I was diagnosed after suffering with heat sensitivity and many other sensitivities with mastocytosis.

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Yes I had rashes as a child esp worse with bathing. We found my allergist at national Jewish health. They discovered it was due to medication I was perscribed. I am allergic to eurethromiacin. So it is likely something not related to bath time. They must ask you many questions to determine what causes the hives. Also warm water on the skin does irritate hives more because it relaxes and hydrates the skin. They may tell you to avoid frequent bathing and recommend wash cloth cleansing to keep clean but minimize soaking. I have much experience with euticaria (hives). It's very tricky to determine multiple environmental triggers.

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

My daughter had that issue and the doctor subscribed a cream worked wonders

posted almost 6 years ago
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