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It's the best of all possible worlds - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
It's the best of all possible worlds
Me? Yeah, still itch-tastic, even though I had a brief respite over the weekend. I'd like to say that I'm reacting to something at the office (Accommodate this!) but I think it has more to do with the fact that I laid off the Benadryl last night since I actually felt ok yesterday. I am SO doping myself when I get home.

I'm kind of at a loss over what to do about the stinky cheese connection. Assuming that the reaction is due to a penicillin derivative, should I now be worried over the various Penicillium strains that make my favorite cheeses?

Current Mood: Bleargh!

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komos From: komos Date: September 12th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, that's something at least.

I'm still feeling an overwhelming urge to bleach me some surfaces, though.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: September 12th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've had a Penecillin allergy since birth, and have n'er had problems with cheeses, stinky or otherwise.
komos From: komos Date: September 12th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does it make you King Itchy, too?
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: September 12th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
The drug gives me HEYOUGE hives and itchies.
komos From: komos Date: September 13th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I done that. That ain't cool. That ain't cool at all.
apeyanne From: apeyanne Date: September 12th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Penicillin is made from Mold derivatives. Cheese doesn't contain the exact same proteins, so no worries.

Even with a mold allergy, penicillin allergy isn't necessarily going to happen (I have a BAD mold allergy, yet no probs with penicillin). Plus, penicillin allergy isn't usually itchies alone, but hives, swelling of soft tissues, sometimes respiratory problems.

Lots of things can cause itch-tastic reactions. Have you had any wine lately, or alcohol preserved with sulfites? That's a pretty common culprit of itchies.
komos From: komos Date: September 12th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I've had hives.

No wine, though. Have a favorite red you'd like to point me at?
sun_seed From: sun_seed Date: September 12th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
omg.. you and i both. i'm itching so badly. i think i narrowed it down to this new lotion i got that i totally LOVE! why?why?why? i've never been allergic to lotions or anything like that before in my life! not to mention i've added bendadryl to my regular diet so i'm doped up all the time too. this really isn't fun. i used to make fun of people with allergies b/c i never thought it was this serious. i regret it now. i truly do.

~e.
komos From: komos Date: September 12th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember a time when my constitution was incredibly robust. Now, I'm an incubator for every respiratory infection that comes down the pike and can't handle my meds. I'm pushing two weeks here.
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: September 12th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should never give up your favorite cheeses, even if itching occurs. NEVER.
komos From: komos Date: September 12th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm quite sure I didn't say anything about giving up the cheese.
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