Hi Carla and Mary,
The allergist did some routine tests ( scratch tests?) where he pricks your arms in about 15 places and then drops some allergens on. No reaction.
So... I was to go over to this lab and get the North American 'tray', which is about 30-40 or more metals that are placed on the back and covered with tape. No showering for 3 days and then go back and have them remove it and look at it.. then run over right away and see the allergist. I Googled the process and thought ..forget it... I'm positive nickel will be one of them and I know I react to that. That is probably what's in my earring and razor blade. Why would I want that taped to my back as well, I can react to tape too.... oh boy.
I'm going to buy an Epi-pen, after the last reaction where my neck went itchy, I'm worried about a anaphylactic reaction and I guess better safe than sorry.
I don't eat shellfish, or any seafood. The first time I reacted I had a banana smoothie before it happened. The second time I had pumpkin & banana pancakes.
I've been eating banana smoothies for many months now with no reaction... my friend thinks it could be that....I have a banana smoothie everyday before I go to work for breakfast.
Laundry soap... I was using 7th Generation. A bit too full of essential oils and fragrance for me. Back to the Safeway Select unscented brand.
I don't know.... but I really want to shave! :)
Thank-you again for your thoughts!