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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/14/2008 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I have sever allergies to allot of things but lately i have had allergic outbreaks in my sleep. i itch and scratch in my sleep and when i wake up my arms neck and legs are raw and bleeding. i tried changing my detergent , wearing cotton and cotton sheets, i even have two covers on my bed, but nothing helps ! can anyone give me sum suggestions? i would do anything to wake up one morning and not be raw. sad
VIEW IMAGE The spider dies because of a childish fear. If something does not hurt you do not fear it.

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   Posted 3/14/2008 3:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dracy,

You may be reacting to soap or shampoo or something else other than or in addition to your bedding. Could also be dust mites that have gotten into your pillows or blankets (run pillows & blankets for 20 minutes in your dryer on a high/hot setting every 2 weeks to kill the nasty buggers).

Could also be delayed reaction to food. Could also be liver disease (one symptom of liver disease is itchy skin).

Have you seen a dermatologist or allergist who does skin patch testing (with food and non-food items)?

Do you have carpeting in your bedroom that isn't elsewhere in your house?

What else do you do before going to bed - handsoap, toothpaste, facial cleansing products and/or makeup remover, lotion, etc., that could be potentially causing or contributing?

Do you sleep with any pets in your bedroom - could it be fleas/flea bites?

And also you should ask your allergist for help in narrowing down the cause. Your doctor may also be able to prescribe medication to reduce your itching (such as long-acting antihistamines or antihistamine lotion/ointment).

I hope this helps - take care,
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   Posted 3/14/2008 5:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Razzle has covered many of the same things I was going to ask you. So I just wanted to welcome you to Healingwell :) One thing that comes to mind is, have you tried taking Benedryl at night?

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   Posted 3/14/2008 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Well i have ad allergies most of my life so I'm very careful. i avoid food that i am allergic too, and check ingredients. all of my shampoos and lotions are allergy safe. my dog is on meds and gets bathed 1-2 times a week . for my meds , I'm taking allegra along with some allergy creams my doctor prescribed. i have changed nothing in my diet or everyday life , but I'm still braking out and i did not before.
VIEW IMAGE The spider dies because of a childish fear. If something does not hurt you do not fear it.

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   Posted 3/16/2008 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Until you get to the bottom of this I would recommend wearing glove to bed or pinning some long tube socks to your pj top sleeves and putting your hands in them. Had to do this with my daughter when she was young and having allergic episodes. Didn't stop the itching but sure curbed the bleeding. Good luck with this.
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