Tue 6 Oct, 2009 02:43 pm
Help - I've had redness and puffiness under my eyes for several weeks. Last week I went to the doctors (for a regular checkup) and asked about it. She gave some medical name which was basically an allergic reaction. She wasn't concerned as there is nothing effecting my breathing or anything else. I've also found out before that usually you never find what the reaction is from
So I stopped using a new skin product; I changed my pillow case to see if anything would help. Now today - I have another red bump on my face - its getting worse.
Does anyone know something I could use without drowsiness.
Linkat, I don't know any anti-allergy solutions that don't cause drowsiness. I wish I did!
But this sounds a lot like the allergic reaction a friend had to her osteoporosis medication. (I can't remember which one she was using.) I just wanted to put that out there in case you're taking something like that.
Claritin doesn't cause drowsiness AFAIK
maybe try some over the counter non drowsy allergy meds, like claratin
edit, cyclo beat me too it
nope - the only medication I am taking is the pill - and I've taken that for countless years.
I might - benedryl usually takes care of it quicker though - but you get the drowzy factor - maybe I'll just take it tonight before bed.
Claritin builds up in your system and will only really work if you take it for a few days in a row; it isn't a fast-acting anti-allergy medicine in the way that Benadryl is.
IANAD, however; you should consult with a pharmacist or physician about this.
I agree - that is my experience with Claritin - I use it when I get allergies from pollen.
sounds like an allergy - any animals, hair products used?
No useful suggestions, I'm sorry, Linkat. Just sorry to hear what you've been coping with & hoping you get some useful answers soon. Good luck!
I agree with the Claritin, but you really need to find out the cause.
Stop all cosmetics and only shampoo with a gentle baby product. Wash your clothing in something basic like Arm & Hammer with no scent (Tide detergent and heavily scented products often cause allergic reactions). Other things to consider - hair color, new glasses (some people have a reach to certain plastics), new linens or bedding. Any changes in the home? - newly painted walls, construction that might have created dust, turning on the heat etc. Ragweed and some grasses are still sending out pollen- if it's something like that you will have to wait for a good frost to get relief. Hope you feel better soon.
There are heaps of brands of non-drowsy anti-allergenics.
I use Zyrtec, but I have no idea what names the drugs are sold under where you are.
I don't know linkat's allergy diagnosis. I used to have vasomotor rhinititis, with 'allergic facies' generally. This could be triggered by a lot of things, including going in and out of an air conditioned building. As I'm sure I've mentioned before on a2k, benedryl worked for me better than claritin or allegra, then at a big price differential. I don't get allergic symptoms that much anymore, unless I meet a cat, but I do once in a while, either sneezing and maybe going into asthma, or itching. I take a half of a benedryl, not a whole one, to turn the corner on the biochemistry going on.
Sans cats, I can do without asthma inhaler for a long time.
You might also consider anything that your neighbors are doing, such as spraying chemicals in their yard.
When BBB lived in her ground-floor condo of a high-rise building, she would get a rash on her legs every summer. Even her cat was displaying a skin rash. After several years it was discovered it was a neighbor's spraying of a weed killer that was causing the rash. Once he stopped doing so, the rash did not return.
Are these actual bumps? or a rash?
Hives give bumps.
None that I can think of - or at least that is new.
I checked the pollen count it is low in the area.
Funny thing - I changed the pillow case a couple of nights ago. Was using the same one last night and when I woke this morning no more signs of a reaction so I don't think it was the pillows/cases or detergent - like I thought origninally. After being up for a bit I noticed under my eyes getting red again. Who the h*ll knows - but that hive on my face is gone.
Maybe - wondering if my neighbors are doing anything?
a rash look with a slight bump.