put some lotion on it
So I've been primal for 3 weeks now and doing great, no problems at all. Last night I noticed a small welt at my hairline after I got out of the shower, thought nothing of it. This morning I got up and my left eye was almost swollen shut, thought it kinda odd. Both my palms were itching like crazy while I was getting ready for work and bright red, couldn't quit rubbing/scratching them for about an hour. Went to get dressed and noticed I had large, splotchy, bright red welts on both my upper thighs. Nowhere else really (yet), except for large red patches under both arms. The only thing I've done differently is with fish oil. I've taken fish oil for about a year now, 1000 mg. After reading about ratio's this week, I decided to start taking 2/day. I did that on Tuesday (took 2) but forgot yesterday and only took my usual 1. Do y'all think 1 extra dose of fish oil would do this? My skin is not very sensitive at all and the only rash (aside from poison ivy and shingles) I've gotten in probably 5 yrs was from an antiobiotic with sulfa in it. Not quite sure what could be causing this...Any ideas?
put some lotion on it
You can break open a capsule and try putting some of the liquid (only a little in case you really are allergic!) on your skin to see if you have a reaction. Supposedly it's possible to randomly develop allergies but usually it's attributed to some environmental factor. Are you taking the same brand of fish oil as you used to? When did you start this bottle? It could be a bad batch... but that's an odd reaction.
Or eat some fish and see if you're allergic now!
Seriously, though, it could be any number of things. I would suspect the fish oil. New shampoo? New laudry detergent? Sometimes they even change the ingredients in your same ole shampoo and laundry detergent. I would see a dermatologist. It never ceases to amaze me the way they can just look at your skin and tell you what's going on.
^Agreed on dermatologist, but do some research on your own first. From personal experience, they don't always get it right. I had to insist that my dermatologist do a scraping to test these spots I had because he thought they would just be improved by sunlight & vitamin D (a form of psoriasis) but a former dermatologist had told me it was a fungus and their treatment worked on it. He took a scraping and said it was "full of fungus"! :-P
It would be pretty easy to figure out if it's the fish oil. Sit down and take a few deep breaths and then get your pulse for a full minute. Put some of the oil on your tongue (don't swallow) and after about 30 seconds, take your pulse again. If it goes up 6 or more beats, definitely an allergy.
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Thanks for the suggestions! To answer some of the questions-
Same brand and not a new bottle, about halfway through it.
Haven't changed shampoo, detergent, nothing of the sort.
I took some Benadryl this morning and it doesn't seem to have gotten any worse since this am...
No ins, so dont wanna go to the derm if I can help it...I may try the skin test or put some on my tongue when I get home as I don't have any here at work with me. Thanks all