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Skin Reaction

Posted by ElMarce on January 04, 1999 at 16:36:29:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

I am writing to tell you about this skin reaction i have. I hope you can help me. It happens when i get water on my body(either transpiration or when i take a shower for more than 10' ). I get red rash on my belly, the sides of it, and on my back. There is a small insect-bite-like white spot in the middle of each rash. After showering or going to a swimming pool i get this rash...and it is quite embarrasing. They itch, but fortunately they go away within 10 to 20 minutes. What could cause this?
Thank you for your time.

Elmarce


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Re: Skin Reaction

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 05, 1999 at 13:22:59:

In Reply to: Skin Reaction posted by ElMarce on January 04, 1999 at 16:36:29:

Dear ElMarce,

This is classical hives and, if you do not do something about this VERY early sign of them it is likely that they will become chronic and present in many more places than the shower.

This has been exhaustively discussed many times right here on this BB. SO, go to the archives & read about them.

Also, things less ancient than 2 months are not yet archived and I recall discussing this recently. SO, look on the BB strings as well.

The ONLY thing that causes this is dysautonomia. Hives are a really benign warning of this potentially very serious condition.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



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Re: Skin Reaction

Posted by d on January 05, 1999 at 13:30:43:

In Reply to: Skin Reaction posted by ElMarce on January 04, 1999 at 16:36:29:

this is much the way my hives developed over time until they were constant and severe, they really never went away. please listen to dr. stoll. i wish i had found this bulletin board much sooner than i did.


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Re: Skin Reaction

Posted by ElMarce on January 07, 1999 at 16:43:05:

In Reply to: Re: Skin Reaction posted by d on January 05, 1999 at 13:30:43:

Thanks for writing D. I now realize that i'm up against something that's affecting other ppl. I'm curious about your early symptoms...and how early they were. I've had this for about 2 years or so, i can't remember, because i never really paid attention to this(so long as it appeared and disappeared in a twinkling), but now i want to get rid of it. I ONLY get this rash through water contact, so i thought maybe it had something to do with my skins' Ph or something. I've read the archives on 'Dysautonomia', but they are all related to other symptoms..especially stress and heart conditions.
Thanks again for writing D. Bye!

ElMarce


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Re: Skin Reaction

Posted by ElMarce on January 07, 1999 at 17:11:15:

In Reply to: Re: Skin Reaction posted by Walt Stoll on January 05, 1999 at 13:22:59:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

Thank you for answering my post. I have carefully read the archives on 'Dysautonomia', but i didn't find anything related to early symptoms like hives or urticaria. Many people who showed this 'Dysautonomia' condition had symptoms like stress, imsomnia and heart problems or disfunctions. I believe that i have no problems with my heart, because i've always practiced sports, and always tried to keep fit and eat well.
Exactly how 'early' do you mean when you talk about this rashes i have being an early symptom of Dysautonomia? I'm asking this because i've had the rashes for more than 2 years now, and they never changed, not a bit since then. They seem to come out at about the same period of time when i'm in contact with water(I never really timed this reaction, but tonight when i shower i'll time it), that is 10 to 15 min. They only affect the upper part of my body, except for my arms and my head(and they always have).
I've told two dermatologysts about this, and said they did not have a clue(their excuse was that they had to see me with the rash in order to diagnose anything). The last time i saw my dermatologyst, i told her that for my next appointment i'd take a shower and rush to the clinic(with a previous phone call so that she's not busy when i get there-this rash is a true pain in the neck!if i had to wait for my turn at the clinic, it'd probably go away before i'm called up.
Ok, i dont want to take up any more of your time Dr. Stoll. I'll let you know what comes about.

ElMarce


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Re: Skin Reaction

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 09, 1999 at 11:29:12:

In Reply to: Re: Skin Reaction posted by ElMarce on January 07, 1999 at 16:43:05:

Dear ElMarce,

Believe it! This is a "top of the iceberg" of dysautonomia!

The only thing that will resolve this in the long fun is the regular practice of SR. That is because the dysautomonia is resolved that way.

If you do not heed THIS relatively benign message your bodymind is trying to send you, you likely will finally GET many of those more serious things you read about associated with dysautonomia----------they are just louder messages necessary because the person did not heed the first simple ones.

Walt




Re: Skin Reaction

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 09, 1999 at 11:35:46:

In Reply to: Re: Skin Reaction posted by ElMarce on January 07, 1999 at 17:11:15:

Dear ElMarce,

Your dermatologist's excuse that they have to "see" the rash is a copout. Recurrent hives are a real headache for any allopath since the only resolution IS getting at the causes and we MDs are not taught that way of thinking in medical school. SO, the longer they can keep you from their having to deal with it, the less headache you will be for them. NO MD likes to be confronted with something they cannot control the symptoms of.

Your excellent description in your last note leaves NO DOUBT about the diagnosis. You can spend thousands of dollars in diagnostic procedures and the diagnosis will still come out hives. NOTHING else comes close to what you described.

I will bet that you cannot precipitiate them with a cold shower! How come I know so much about this, without even seeing you, than your local MDs? BIG SIGH!

Walt



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Re: Skin Reaction

Posted by Elmarce on January 19, 1999 at 13:16:38:

In Reply to: Re: Skin Reaction posted by Walt Stoll on January 09, 1999 at 11:35:46:


Dear Dr. Stoll,

Thank you for replying and confirming that these rashes i currently have are only classical hives. I will now search the web for information on this and try to find symptoms like mine(I can't be the only person in this planet with this kind of symptoms!!). This week i have an appointment with my dermatologyst. I guess that when she sees me and i tell her that we i have is "classical hives", she'll prescribe some pills. I really don't know how hives are treated(i'll try to find out in the web), but i think that is the most straightforward treatment i know. Creams or lotions won't do, because they have the same effect as with water(I figured this out the other day, when i put sunblock on my chest and back). This is so irritating! and embarrasing of course...well, i only hope that this can be treated just fine, with no extra problems. Thanks again Dr. Stoll for your invaluable opinions.

Elmarce





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