Photos of anaphylaxis and hives

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By Anna on Wed, 06-05-02, 22:10

I recall seeing posting like this in one of these forums a while back, but since I can't find it, I thought I'd post a follow-up.

I found this link which shows a few photos of allergic reactions:

[url="http://www.dermnetnz.org/index.html"]http://www.dermnetnz.org/index.html[/url]

[url="http://www.surviveoutdoors.com/emergency/allergic.asp"]http://www.surviveoutdoors.com/emergency/allergic.asp[/url]

[url="http://www.skincarephysicians.com/eczemanet/may.html"]http://www.skincarephysicians.com/eczemanet/may.html[/url]

[url="http://health.discovery.com/diseasesandcond/encyclopedia/113.html"]http://health.discovery.com/diseasesandcond/encyclopedia/113.html[/url]

I've seen much more severe hives, but these are at least basic educational resources.

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By maryt on Sun, 06-09-02, 18:03

I snapped a few pictures when my PA son had
a contact reaction to peanuts and use that to show teachers, etc what to look for.
It scares the daylights out of them and is defenitely worth a thousand words!

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By CVRTBB on Sun, 06-09-02, 18:42

The links are great in showing what to look for...

Thanks for the links!
Valerie

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By Anna on Sun, 06-09-02, 18:45

Good idea!

Not that we ever *want* to have an occasion to capture such photos, but if it happens, it's a powerful way to keep the person safe. I agree that it's worth a thousand words.

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By Anna on Sun, 06-09-02, 18:49

I'm going to delete the link above. Thanks for pointing this out. It's just an image of a nude patient with hives, which isn't, IMO, *very* graphic, but I don't wish to cause offense to anyone who is shocked by the naked body (it hadn't even occurred to me, actually, as it was so un-sexual and part of a medical site), so just to be on the safe side. . .

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By on Mon, 06-10-02, 13:55

These pictures could definitely be useful to educate caregivers and teachers. I have been wondering if pictures of reactions (especially anaphylactic) might help convince companies how important proper labelling is.

I know, the bottom line for them is sometimes just money, but somewhere in these companies are real people. If *real people* saw what damage their product could do to someone maybe it would make a difference.

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By Gail W on Fri, 08-08-03, 19:42

Bumping up for joey and KathyL from the "Best Comebacks & Approaches" (Main Board)

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By MommaBear on Fri, 08-08-03, 21:27

Quote:Originally posted by Anna:
[b]I'm going to delete the link above. Thanks for pointing this out. It's just an image of a nude patient with hives, which isn't, IMO, *very* graphic, but I don't wish to cause offense to anyone who is shocked by the naked body (it hadn't even occurred to me, actually, as it was so un-sexual and part of a medical site), so just to be on the safe side. . .

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Never saw the pic. But, I am pretty sure I wouldn't have found it offensive. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

I have seen soooooooooooooooooooooo many naked bodies in my profession I don't think of it as "naked". Or "graphic" even. I just think of it as human. I do, however, afford the patient opportunity for modesty, even if the patient is confused or sedated. I just think of that as human also. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

MommaBear [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]

PS........ thank you for taking your valuable time to investigate and post the links.

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By deegann on Mon, 08-11-03, 21:11

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By synthia on Wed, 02-08-06, 17:30

Chris I was doing a search for something else and found the link

[url="http://www.dermnetnz.org/index.html"]http://www.dermnetnz.org/index.html[/url]

It has some really go pics of reactions!

Momma2boy I came across "rosin" and I thought of your thread!

I also happened to notice that on the link there is a re to "nickle" allergy and foods to stay away from if you have a "nickle allergy" I have noticed with my son he wont eat "peas" never has!

I find it ALL (the link that is } very informative ! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Thank You Anna

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By mama2aidan on Wed, 02-08-06, 18:32

This is from a reaction from Aidan's dust mite shot. I measured it & it was 2 1/2 inches across & 2 inches down. This was Jan. 4th of this year. It took several round the clock benedryl for a few days & steroid cream to clear it up.

[img]http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a323/MLMB77/5f48e2d5.jpg[/img]

The scary thing is this is what he looked like at 13 months old from head to toe from his first reaction from a tiny bite of peanut butter cookie. Hope this helps give a "picture" of our situation.

Take care,
mandi

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By mama2aidan on Wed, 02-08-06, 18:44

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By mama2aidan on Wed, 02-08-06, 18:45

somebody slap me I can't get posting right... double post [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By mama2aidan on Wed, 02-08-06, 19:30

Let's try it again...edited to add: that his 13mo old reaction was more raised & red. The transfer of the photo from the site isn't giving as vivid as it was. Hope this helps still.

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By CVRTBB on Mon, 11-27-06, 07:08

I have posted pictures of my son's last bout with terrible hives (a year ago August or September- shortly after our house burned down is all I remember) they were from an ice cream cone.

[url="http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/peanutallergy/hives.html"]http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/peanutallergy/hives.html[/url]

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By pgrubbs on Thu, 11-30-06, 15:22

Thanks- I'm never sure what hives look like.

I needed this!

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By Neil's mom on Thu, 11-30-06, 16:11

I have a couple photos, but don't know how to get them here. Can anybody help?
Full body "mystery hives" on my then 4 year old son.

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By CVRTBB on Thu, 11-30-06, 20:52

You can upload them to Photo Bucket.

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By Neil's mom on Fri, 12-01-06, 01:49

Thanks for the photobucket tip!
Here goes:

[url="http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/3buoys/DSC00038.jpg"]http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/3buoys/DSC00038.jpg[/url]

[url="http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/3buoys/DSC00048.jpg"]http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/3buoys/DSC00048.jpg[/url]

[url="http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/3buoys/DSC00046.jpg"]http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/3buoys/DSC00046.jpg[/url]

the first photo is one day into the hives, after a pedi trip and benadryl round the clock. The hives began to get stronger, benadryl would start to wear off at the 3 hour mark, and the hives would start to double.
The second two photos are approx. 10 minutes later than the tub picture (I had him in a baking soda/oatmeal dip to see if it helped)
His face is barely recognizable. Epi pen in hand, we went back to the doctor 5 minutes away, and they started him on atarax, which was great but really weird. We could actually see the atarax duke it out with the hives, he would begin to clear, then a breakthrough hive, then before our eyes it would start to disappear. Spooky, but great stuff.

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