04-07-2017, 04:06 PM
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Oh boy, did I ever have an allergic reaction. My face was covered in large beet red blotches.

I’m travelling, and immediately figured it was the soap. I usually bring my own, but forgot it this trip.

Wrong. Went to the drug store and purchased my usual soap, and switched. Another day, same big problem.

I’m using my usual shaving cream, aftershave, razor and blades. I brought two kinds of cream and AF with me, so I switched to the others.

Another day, same big problem.

So, what do you think it was? The problem is now solved, and I’m fine.

Any guesses?

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 04-07-2017, 04:33 PM
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Hotel towel detergent?

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 04-07-2017, 04:41 PM
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(04-07-2017, 04:33 PM)Jackson Wrote: Hotel towel detergent?

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Nope.  But getting close.

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 04-07-2017, 05:18 PM
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Sheets/Linens?

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 04-07-2017, 05:34 PM
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(04-07-2017, 05:18 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Sheets/Linens?

The pillows.  Turns out they're feather pillows, and I guess I'm allergic to feathers.  My face was in contact with the pillow all night, and that appears to be what did it.  Had them switch to foam pillows, and no more problem.  

As I look back, the other allergic reactions I've had over the years were likely caused by feather pillows, but I always thought it was because of hotel soap, or laundry detergent (I'm told they use pretty strong stuff), or cologne.  Sadly, I once I gave away a brand new bottle of expensive cologne because I thought I was allergic to it.

So, if you get red blotches on your face, it may not be your after shave lotion.

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 04-07-2017, 06:25 PM
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(04-07-2017, 05:34 PM)David Wrote:
(04-07-2017, 05:18 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Sheets/Linens?

The pillows.  Turns out they're feather pillows, and I guess I'm allergic to feathers.  My face was in contact with the pillow all night, and that appears to be what did it.  Had them switch to foam pillows, and no more problem.  

As I look back, the other allergic reactions I've had over the years were likely caused by feather pillows, but I always thought it was because of hotel soap, or laundry detergent (I'm told they use pretty strong stuff), or cologne.  Sadly, I once I gave away a brand new bottle of expensive cologne because I thought I was allergic to it.

So, if you get red blotches on your face, it may not be your after shave lotion.

I have a chicken that wants to give you a big hug

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 04-07-2017, 06:58 PM
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 04-08-2017, 04:14 AM
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(04-07-2017, 06:25 PM)bazemk Wrote:
(04-07-2017, 05:34 PM)David Wrote:
(04-07-2017, 05:18 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Sheets/Linens?

The pillows.  Turns out they're feather pillows, and I guess I'm allergic to feathers.  My face was in contact with the pillow all night, and that appears to be what did it.  Had them switch to foam pillows, and no more problem.  

I have a chicken that wants to give you a big hug

I'll pass, thanks.

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 04-08-2017, 10:51 PM
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Oh, man, I am sorry to hear that.  I am glad you figured out the cause, and, were able to remedy the situation.

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 04-09-2017, 07:09 AM
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I think I'll always travel with Benadryl now.  It certainly brings quick (vital) relief.

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 04-09-2017, 12:30 PM
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David look what I got for you, cmon on now David... you know you want it!


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 04-09-2017, 05:13 PM
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I think I'd take the Benadryl before meeting Al.

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 04-09-2017, 05:16 PM
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Sorry to hear about your experience.  No hotel should have pillows made from feathers.

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 04-09-2017, 08:19 PM
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So I guess a chicken frather brush is out them.

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 04-16-2017, 06:28 AM
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There could be more to the story.

While away, I enjoyed many glasses of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice.  It was a specialty of the hotel, and I never have it at home.  In fact, I basically never drink juice.  I mentioned my situation to a friend (a doctor), and he said grapefruit juice may have contributed to the red patches on my face.  It obviously wasn't the entire cause, because the problem got better, but it may have contributed.

I was also informed that you can't drink grapefruit juice if you're taking some types of statins.  The side effect could be quite serious, I'm told.

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 04-17-2017, 03:21 PM
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(04-16-2017, 06:28 AM)David Wrote: There could be more to the story.

While away, I enjoyed many glasses of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice.  It was a specialty of the hotel, and I never have it at home.  In fact, I basically never drink juice.  I mentioned my situation to a friend (a doctor), and he said grapefruit juice may have contributed to the red patches on my face.  It obviously wasn't the entire cause, because the problem got better, but it may have contributed.

I was also informed that you can't drink grapefruit juice if you're taking some types of statins.  The side effect could be quite serious, I'm told.

Only one way to find out what is the problem, since I'm specialist I would like to prescribe you the following 2 week diet:

- Week 1: Strictly drinking 1 glass of grapefruit juice after every meal

- Week 2: Lots of chicken hugs ( No grapefruit juice involved this week)

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 04-18-2017, 05:56 PM
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I DO know this (kind of unrelated, but good to know): several years ago when I visited my dentist he noticed I had several 'canker sores' (a small ulcer of the mouth or lips) in my mouth.
He asked IF I was drinking a lot of citric acid. I advised him I was drinking a lot of orange juice. He related that drinking a large amount of citric acid (drinks) can cause canker sores like I had.
When I reduced the amount of orange juice that I was consuming, the canker sores went away. The grapefruit juice reference made me think of this.

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