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Eczema? allergic reaction to essential oils, bites, & so on?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 2, 2008
  • 06:15 PM

I was in the garden for 10 minutes. I had sharp needle poking sensation on my legs during the time. A few hours later, the bug bites developed red bumps. I couldn’t help scratching around them. The next day, I applied almond, peppermint, eucalyptus, and teatree oils as insect repellent on my neck, ankles, and two wrists. At night, two spots on my wrists where were not bitten by anything started itching and developing water blisters. They are super itchy. They are very itchy. Also, one place on my leg where I scratched started forming blisters, but the blisters look opaque. See pix I am not sure if those blisters are the causes by the essential oils, insect bites, or anything else. Last summer, I applied the essential oils several times too. There was once that my neck had red patch. People said that it looked like a poison ivy reaction. I believed it at that time. Now as I think about the history and the things i did; I could be allergic to essential oils, couldn't I? However, I have never heard that anybody is allergic to essential oils? The opaque blisters around the bite on my leg was not applied any oil at all, either; it still bears the blisters. Thus, I really don't understand what caused those blisters. Once a year, every other year, or something like that, my hands and arms would have one single tiny tiny not-well-developed blister her and there, but it's never like this time having a patch of so many blister at one area. What happened to me? Thanks

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