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Is it dragonpox, doctor?

I've been getting these blotchy raised patches around my mouth for about 6 years. I've shown photos of them to allergists, dermatologists, and specialists, and nobody can tell me what they are, though I've been treated for a host of things that don't quite seem to get rid of the blotches entirely. Today another one showed up and I got a clear photo of it. What is it? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Jan 11, 2015 - 30 answers

What conditions cause stiffness between shoulder blades after meals?

I get stiffness and pain between my shoulder blades. This frequently occurs after meals, but it doesn't happen all of the time. I wonder if I might have some food sensitivity or other condition. What might cause this and what is it? Rheumatic and autoimmune diseases run in my family. Could that be related?
posted by mintchip on Jan 1, 2015 - 12 answers

Recommended anti-histamines for year-round allergy sufferer?

Allergy filter: I have year-round allergies. Loratadine works wonders for me, but I develop an immunity in about a month or so. Which other non-drowsy antihistamines would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Oct 21, 2012 - 19 answers

Aubergine Allergy?

Is it possible to randomly develop an allergy to eggplant / aubergine in one's late 30's? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 19, 2012 - 18 answers

Chicken thighs, you are so tasty, but I will regret this later!

Why does (dark) chicken meat sometimes (but not always) make me feel ill? Slightly TMI descriptions inside. [more inside]
posted by wholebroad on Jul 19, 2012 - 7 answers

My super power would be the death sneeze.

What's the best way to go about fixing my sinus/allergy/sneezing problems (including establishing a case history for surgery)? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Sep 7, 2011 - 18 answers

What to do about post-gluten bloating?

GlutenFilter: if someone with a gluten intolerance accidentally eats some, is there anything they can do to reduce their uncomfortable bloating? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jun 25, 2010 - 14 answers

Chronical clogged nose is preventing a good sleep at night. Any advice?

Chronical clogged nose is preventing proper breathing at night. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Matrod on Jun 10, 2010 - 17 answers

“I’ll take MOLD GOLD for 200 Alex…”

So I was told by the doc that I have a SEVERE mold allergy…now what? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Which allergy meds have gone generic or OTC since last year?

Seasonal allergy relief: I've read a bunch of the previous questions, but was wondering about allergy medicines that have gone prescription to over-the-counter or brand-name to generic since last spring. I know there's a generic Zyrtec now, but was wondering if there are any others that might be more affordable/available than they were last spring.
posted by mediareport on Feb 7, 2008 - 6 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

Pickles and grapefruit

Is there a link between deli-style pickles and grapefruits that both cause a baby's face to have a skin allergy? Do they share any traits or ingredients that would have that reaction? Are their juices too acidic/basic?
posted by fijiwriter on Sep 26, 2006 - 6 answers

My friend has a weird reaction to coffee. What's happening?

My friend has a weird reaction to coffee. What's happening? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Sep 25, 2006 - 8 answers

Allergic Reaction to Metal

Allergic Reaction to Metal Filter

I can't wear any kind of cheap metal. Week before I wore a belt with a cheap ass buckle. Now I have an ungodly itchy rash on the left side of my body from my waist to my knee. Anyone have any suggestions before I scratch myself to death?

And a doctor isn't really an option as there is no insurance in the ol' damnitkage household.
posted by damnitkage on Jul 7, 2004 - 14 answers

Zyrtec from Canada?

It's all the cat's fault. I have cat allergies and the only thing that's worked so far is Zyrtec. Great, only the problem is that my insurance company thinks that a fair co-pay for this particular miracle drug is $35 for a month's supply. A quick Google search turned up a lot of (supposedly) Canadian companies willing to sell me branded and generic Zyrtec at much lower prices. My question: is it safe to order prescription drugs -- assuming you've actually been prescribed them by your doctor, which I was -- through online Canadian sources?
posted by baltimore on May 7, 2004 - 19 answers

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