am a 38 year old male and for the past 5 months I have been having attacks where my face, ears, chest, neck, and slightly hands/arms will turn red and feel hot to the touch. I feel like I have a fever and am giving off tons of heat but I am not sick. This is now my "normal" condition and only goes from bad to worse. Additional symptoms are constantly bloodshot eyes and stomach acid. This will usually get worse after I eat and certainly I have found anything with niacin in it inflames my skin really bad. If I take Claritin I "feel" like the symptoms subside a lot but never completely go away.
I have been to an allergy doc and taken the tests. I am slightly allergic to the 2 cats that I live with and slightly allergic to a few foods. For the last three years I get seasonal allergies to the plant life in my area, with the normal runny nose, sneezing, etc. but prior to this I have never had any allergy.
Does this skin inflammation sound like an allergy? Or something worse that it causing it? My primary care physician doesn't know (he says unless I have other symptoms he can't help) and he won't send me for any additional testing. What about hormones? Serotonin? I have had my basic blood checked (kidneys, heart, liver, and everything comes back ok).
Is it possibly to check for histamine levels in the blood?
Please, I am getting desperate and trying not to be afraid.
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Is it sensitive skin or something else?