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I am an idiot with sensitive skin.

It took me years to figure this out, but I'm allergic to many common ingredients in soaps and lotions. If I stray away from using my approved short list of hypoallergenic soaps anywhere on my body, the most sensitive, NSFW, TMI part of my body suffers. My dumb clueless self recently used some body wash I'm allergic to. Help me figure out how to make everything normal again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2014 - 17 answers

Tea Tree Filter

Should tea tree oil in bath water sting like crazy? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Some of my favorite parts are VERY unhappy right now.

Clothes Detergent Filter! What are good and easily available fragrance-free detergents that work well when hand-washing garments? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Aug 22, 2012 - 28 answers

Ai dios mio, este jamón sabe como bellota; urk.

Nut allergies, acorns, acorn eating pigs, and acorn-eating-pig prosciutto. You are not my doctor, or my charcuterist. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 15, 2012 - 9 answers

Gluten Intolerant in a gluten filled work environment

I am Gluten Free, work in a small office, we all bring our lunch, but others' lunches make me sick! What do I do??? [more inside]
posted by glitrqn on Feb 15, 2012 - 61 answers

allergic reaction?

My left eye is swollen and tender to the touch, and my whole body itches. It's been like this for about a week. I have an appointment next week but my health insurance doesn't kick in until February 1 -- is this something I should worry about before then? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Jan 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Why does my facial skin feel like waxy leather?

The skin on my face spontaneously started feeling tough and waxy to the touch. What could have caused this? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jan 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Allergic to schnapps?

Sometimes when I drink alcohol I get sort of an allergic reaction: skin rash (red spots on my face and shoulders) that feels a bit itchy. The first time that happened was about 2 years ago (never had that before and I'm 29 now) and now it occurs about every tenth (or so) time I drink hard liquor. It hardly ever occurs with beer or wine and it doesn't seem to be related to a certain ingredient (it happens with vodka as well as with Campari). Plus it doesn't seem to be related to the quantity of alcohol ingested. Maybe the cause is a certain kind of food in combination with alcohol? I haven't done enough "tests" to find out more. What could that be and need I be worried?
posted by cronholio on Sep 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Irritation Nation

How do I keep oral sex from causing a rash? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2010 - 12 answers

A topical treatment to help relieve my cat's seasonal allergies (and the associated chewing/licking of fur on stomach and legs)?

Is there anything that can be applied topically to relieve my cat's seasonal allergies? He chews/licks the fur off his stomach and legs, and it's too hard to administer oral medications on him. [more inside]
posted by wannaknow on May 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Should I be taking vitamins to make up for my fruit allergies?

I'm allergic to most fruits. Should I be taking some sort of multivitamin? [more inside]
posted by stleric on Oct 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Name this plant

Name this (tropical?) plant. [more inside]
posted by tkolar on Aug 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Claritin for an eight-month-old?

Putting a child under the age of two on Children's Claritin for his allergies...advice, or first-hand anecdotes? [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Jul 19, 2008 - 16 answers

Casein Allergy Solutions?

My girlfriend has recently formed as casein allergy as a young adult. She is not "lactose intolerant". Are there any solutions to dealing with this outside of cutting dairy and other casein rich foods out of her diet? more inside... [more inside]
posted by Texasjake987 on Jul 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Help perfume me!

Help me find a perfume to meet my picky needs! I like sweet/spicy/musky perfumes, nothing to sharp or floral. I would love to be able to wear Opium, for example. But anything not oil-based makes me sneeze and/or breakout where it's made contact with my skin. [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Nov 8, 2007 - 16 answers

What is it in these foods that I'm allergic to?

What am I allergic to? I have reactions from the following: bean sprouts, kiwi, bananas, pecans, and lots and lots of raw vegetables such as carrots and raw snap pea pods, though I can eat them cooked with no problem. [more inside]
posted by item on Oct 22, 2007 - 17 answers

The bag came with three servings. Why should I avoid the third?

What could be causing this weird reaction to frozen pasta? [more inside]
posted by crinklebat on Oct 2, 2007 - 12 answers

I like walnuts, but they don't like me.

Walnuts make my tongue hurt. Does this mean I'm allergic, or is it just their acidity? [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Aug 22, 2007 - 11 answers

Why am I allergic to Tylenol?

Why am I allergic to tylenol (all its forms: tylenol cold, tylenol allergy, regualr tylenol, etc.), but I am not allergic to other medicines including acetaminophen? [more inside]
posted by birdlady on Aug 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Perhaps going naked might have been better...

An new item of clothing broke me out in hives. A) Any ideas about how to get rid of these as fast as possible? B) Is this item of clothing forever dead to me now? C) It was pretty expensive, and from a large upscale corporation. What are my options with them? [more inside]
posted by lilithim on Apr 7, 2007 - 18 answers

How to take care of cat chin acne?

Recently adopted cat has had a dramatic out break of acne on her chin/mouth. I need an education on the best ways to: - Identify the cause? - Best method(s) to prevent outbreaks? - Best method(s) to treat outbreaks? [more inside]
posted by de void on Aug 2, 2005 - 9 answers

Cat allergies

I'm allergic to cats. Will I be unhappy if I move into a place in which a cat used to live? It is mostly hardwood floors, but two rooms have carpets. No furniture or draperies will remain.
posted by callmejay on May 29, 2005 - 8 answers

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