I don't really know if this is the right section for this...I'll let the moderators decide ultimately. I've been wicked sick since xmas. Seems to be salicylates but i decided an allergist was the best course of action after developing hives and patches of swelling in my hands and feet. It looks like there isn't that much listed that she tested me for but i do have slight allergies to shrimp, cockroaches and a bigger one to milk. I knew i might have a milk intolerance but never dreamed I'd be allergic. Anyhow i was looking at antihistamines and most seem to have lactose. Is this safe for those with milk allergy? I have no idea if the protein lingers. Next i need to find someone who can test me for allergies to the all natural ingredients in my red apple lipstick lip gloss. My hives and swellings began after putting that on. My lips didn't swell but other areas did. the allergist said she couldn't test those ingredients (shea butter and castor oil etc.) but i need to make sure if I'm allergic to something or if it's salicylates in order to know the right course of action. The hives and swellings i haven't had for days now but they lasted about three weeks. Anyhow, if anyone has an actual milk allergy I'd love to know how it all works.
p.s. i forgot to add i had extra tests done and have a large anion gap. meaning i am very acidic in body ph. can allergies cause that? Seeing my family doctor on tuesday.