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allergic to summer?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 2, 2007
  • 01:15 PM

just kidding, but seriously, check this out. After living in the Caribbean for two years, and returning to live with my husband (then fiance), every summer I get evil itchy rashes that range from about my shoulders to my knees. Scattered all over. Sometimes, when it's at its worst, I get big patches like hives. This lasts from late May to late September or early October. We've ruled out poison ivy and detergents. Right now I suspect dust mites in the mattress, which perhaps are worse in the humid summer, but still shouldn't be that seasonal. I am very allergic to dust mites, and have respiratory allergies to cats and dogs as well. I got allergy tested again last year; nothing new. It's not sunlight, as the rash is mostly on covered areas of skin. I wouldn't think it's just heat, since I had no problem while living in the Caribbean. And as amusing as it is to tease my husband that it's him, it's not a winter thing either. I know it's most likely a contact dermatitis, but from what? Any other ideas?

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  • Nada? Bummer....this really itches, and the Zyrtec's not helping much.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Look into the viral rashes like pityriasis. I don't know if some types are recurrent. I certainly hope not. Once was enough.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies Flag this Response
  • prickly heat?
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