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Pressure Hives Now? Can't Take Much More
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Pressure hives anyone?? Has a few minor incidents the last 2 months around my wrists and inner forearm when carrying shopping... And the other day from my sons head laying on me... I just thought it was dust or something... But today... Welts on inner arm from carrying a basket around the supermarket? I looked it up and pressure hives seems to fit the bill.

Is this auto immune does anyone know?? Is it something I should worry about?? I'm so sick if it. I've heard about people breaking out after exercise??? This is crazy. One thing after another.

Do hives go away? Is it my immune system being over reactive or this another disease.

When does this sh*t stop. I'd been having a good day up until that. Im feeling so despondent, I can't work out one thing before starting another. :(

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Relax and take a deep breath. It is a contact dermatitis allergy reaction.  I get this all the time from the chemicals used in stores.  For example, yesterday I purchased dog food from the feed store.  When I got home, I lifted one bag and slung it over my hip to carry it into the garage storage bin because we needed it soon, without putting on a long sleeved overshirt.  Sure enough, about 10 minutes later my left inner arm is starting to turn pink, I quickly went to the sink and washed it off and rinsed thoroughly, 20 minutes later, completely gone.  Now, what happened?  The nice big guy who loaded my bags into the truck cab had been handling all sorts of things all day, like the hay I then had loaded into the truck bed after I got the dog food, and I am allergic to that type of hay, big time.   He picked up all three of those bags at once (!!! these kids are typically athletes who work there) and slung them over his shoulder and chest, and it picked up not only that hay residue from his shirt, but any other sorts of chemical residues from the storage facilities from manufacturer to store, such as insect sprays, etc. 

 

Now, get some water in a spray bottle, or some water and alcohol that you are not allergic to, even mouthwash works if you don't have anything else, and get thee OUTSIDE to your vehicle, and give it a good cleaning on the steering wheel and where ever your arms and hands touch.  Getting it on your wrists is typical steering wheel contamination.   You may want to also wipe down anywhere that you've had grocery/store bags setting, etc, such as seats.  Depending on your vehicle, you may also want to put in washable seat covers, or even towels that you can quickly launder.  I have to do this all the time because as a shopper who buys things for animals to eat, it's always a battle to keep the dust off of anything, and then sometimes the dogs ride in the car/truck, too.   My husband has messed up the inside of the truck more than once doing this, to where now I just tell him to either leave the towels on the seats or let me drive it, period, because it is a lot easier to wash towels than to wash out the entire truck, again because I'm getting welts from touching it where his dirty clothes did. :angry:  :ph34r:

 

And your son's head...  look at his shampoo.  Or where his head was in the car.....    

 

Oh, and the labels on packages can now be printed with .... soy ink.  Bags can be made with plastic that is part vegetable matter, like cornstarch.  The shopper before you who had that basket on his arm could have used almost anything for lotion or on their clothing, or had been spraying something else around and transferred it to the handle.   Fun, eh ?  

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Pressure urticaria is a real thing! But.... as your body heals, it may lessen as well. Inappropriate histamine responses = hives. This may be a long shot, but you may want to look up histamine intolerance - cutting back (not necessarily eliminating) certain foods may help.

 

Or your immune system is still just freaking out a bit. Hang in there, and keep the heavy bags off of your wrists. Take the offer of "need some help to your car?"... the bagger kid could probably use a walk anyway.

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This sounds like it could be Dermographism. Not a lot of people have it... I'm a "lucky one". :P Along with all my other allergies and intolerances, I was diagnosed with this when I had all my allergy testing. Its something I've had my whole life, and just never really thought much about it, but here are some examples: When I was little, my brothers and sisters and I would be playing and we'd write "notes" on our skin with our fingers...well my brother and I would (he has it too) ... skin would immediately welt and the writing would stay there for a few hours.

 

If I cry, my eyes immediately swell up, and get really puffy. Once they swelled shut and I looked like I got in a fight with Rocky... just from crying. It took two days for the swelling to go down and for my eyes to start looking a little normal. Yeah, I think gluten had a huge impact on that too, because once gluten free... I don't have as much problem with that anymore. Now, things that would make my skin immediately react and swell, don't as much. I'm still hyper sensitive to things but the swelling is a lot less now.

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