PA REACTIONS QUESTION

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I AM 30 NOW AND HAVE LIVED WITH PA SINCE 5. I AM VERY CAREFUL TO CHECK MOST LABELS ETC. BUT MY MOST RECENT REACTION IS PUZZELING..

I HAVE HAD A TYPICAL REACTION ITCHY RSTOUNGE SWELLING THROAT ETC. BUT THIS ONE WAS MUCH DIFFERENT.

FIRST OFF LET ME TELL YOU THAT IT WAS AN UNFORSEEN CULPRIT. I HAD NO IDEA I HAD INGESTED ANYTHING. A RASHY TYPE HIVE ALL OVER MY FACE. IT PROGRESSED THRU THE EVENING AND INTO MORNING BEFORE I GOT TO WORK AND FIGURED IT OUT. THE CULPRIT-- LITTLE DEBBIE SWISS ROLLS--MANUFACTURED IN A PLANT THAT ALSO MANUFACTURES OTHER PRODUCTS WITH PEANUTS. I HADNT REALLY HAD ANY OF MY TRADITIONAL REACTIONS SYMPTOMS SO I WENT ANYWAY TO THE DOC AND HE GAVE ME SHOT OF MEDROL AND METHELPREDNESONE TO COME OFF OF THE STEROID BUT EVEN NOW OVER 12 HRS AFTER SHOT NOT MUCH BETTER I AM WORRIED THAT THIS IS HOLDING ON AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO GET IT OUT OF MY SYSTEM. MY QUESTION IS HAS ANYONE HAD A SIMILAR REACTION? AND I WAS TOLD THEY WOULD GET WORSE AS I GOT OLDER BUT THIS WAS SO UNFORSEEN NEXT TIME IT COULD BE LETHAL SO I WORRY.T

On Jan 5, 2001

Usually when I react to manufacturer cross contamination, it is only a mild reaction. I usually don't worry that I'll have a major reaction however I do avoid the product that I reacted to in the future. As far as how long the reaction will last, the steroid should have stopped it. Is it possible you're reacting to something else? Maybe your reaction has continued because you're still exposed to the cause.

Rebekah

On Jan 6, 2001

REBECCA, THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. I WOKE THIS MORNING AND THE REDNESS IS COMPLETELY GONE AND ONLY HAVE TOPICAL RASH BUMPIES KINDA-- THEY MIGHT BE HOLDING ON BECAUSE I USED KINDA AN ALCOHOL WIPE BECAUSE I WASNT SURE OF THE CATALYST OF THE RASH ORIGINALLY.

THANKS THOUGH

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