Weird Allergic Reaction?

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Stephanie

Columbus, GA

#1 Jan 22, 2008
About a month ago, my husband invited a friend over to play computer games all day. The friend sat on the couch the whole time. Later that night, I was laying on the couch and started to itch all over constantly in different spots. I thought, since the friend has a lot of inside animals, that it was fleas biting me since I developed red bumps and small whelps. I went and took a shower, washed the clothes I had on and vacuumed the couch.

Ever since THAT day I have been breaking out in very itchy whelps and/or red bumps(look similar to excema) once or twice a day, almost every day. I have not been able to find a reason for the itchy breakouts. Here is a list of Symptoms and Facts that relate:

1. Whelps don't always occur.
2. Breakout at random times during the day.
3. Breakout random areas of body, mostly upper.
4. No other known food allergy besides Natural Honey.
5. No recent change in diet.
6. Breakouts vary in severity.
7. Stopped taking birth control pills about 4 months ago, causing very abnormal periods.
8. No recent change in types of soap, lotion or clothes detergent.
9. I have allergies, taking Allegra D.

I have recently started a food log, stating the time I ate and times of breakouts, hoping to find something that I am eating that could be causing the breakouts.
I have not been to a doctor yet because I don't know if I should see my family doctor or an allergy specialist or a Dermatologist.
Could breakouts be caused by hormone fluctuation? Is there something else that I'm missing that could be the cause of this?

Thanks so much!
chancii

Troy, AL

#2 Feb 13, 2008
go 2 the dr!!!
Same Here

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 14, 2008
I am not sure what is going on with my random outbreaks. My symptons are exactly as you discribed except I always feel like something is crawling on me but mostly the upper area around my breast and under Im still trying to figure this out. I have done or eaten anything that I havent been.
Matthew

Quitman, TX

#4 Apr 14, 2009
I have the exact same thing Have you figured out what it was? I am going crazy. It all started when was sitting on a new used couch one night I always figured it was some sort of mite in the couch so I stayed clear from the couch took a shower and it still came back a day later also figured it might be polyester, but was wrong there too!!
Judy

AOL

#5 Oct 10, 2009
About 10 days ago I got a small itchy spot on my chest and I put aveno on it. I thought I got bit at night by a spider or something. Then I started to feel all itchy, so I figured I had an allergic reaction to a bug bit. I started to scratch it and before I knew it, it was all over my body. I took oatmeal baths with ebson salts, tried itch x, lanacane, aveno, and bentryl at night. It only got worse. I went to the doctors and she said it was an allergic reaction to soap, lotion or clothes. I haven't changed anything in years. I have never been allergic to anything buy eye shadow on my eyes that lasted 6 or so years. On occasion I feel I get allergies but never had them before. I also found out from the doctor not to use hot water only cool or luke warm. My mistake. I am rewashing everything and taking the medicine the doctor prescibed orally and to put on my skin. But it is weird how I got it! The only other thing I noticed is that I was having allergies the week or so prior to this although I didn't take anything for it. Who knows maybe as you get older in your 40's your body becomes more allergic to things?

Since: Oct 09

Russia

#6 Oct 11, 2009
sympathize, sad story. You should see doctor as soon as you can, no matter which one (family doctor or an allergy specialist or a Dermatologist).
i suffer from allergy to cats. Periactin helps me from itch, i always purchase it online http://drugsathome.com/buy_periactin_en-us.ht...
Shannon

Dublin, OH

#7 Jun 3, 2011
I'm having the exact same problems listed above. I had to go to an urgent care this morning because the breakout was so bad and itchy. The more I scratched the more it spread. I was doing fine after the shot. Went to work, came home, made dinner and laid on the couch with my family to watch a movie. By the time the movie was over I had hives all over my legs and stomach (from holding one of the pillows). I think I'm allergic to my new couch. I started counting back and this all started approximately the same time I got my furniture. I think I'm allergic to the microfiber, but everything I'm reading says microfiber is the way to go if you have allergies!
Isabel

Russellville, AR

#8 Aug 12, 2011
This is happening to me too.I got it 2 weeks ago I started sleeping on a new bed and ever since then I have been ithy all over but heres the catch last week I went on a trip to Iowa and I still kept getting my red spots all over me the only way I van control them is by drinking an over the counter allergy pill, it is horrible one I start getting my allergic reaction it starts spreading like a wild fire and it's sooooo itchy!!!!! Please if anyone knows what it might be reply! Oh and I will have to go to the doctory my mom os getting worried since I went to the movies on thursday with my friend and the next day she tells me she has the same allergic reaction I told her I had o.o now I feel guilty I passed it to her Whay could it be????
Isabel

Russellville, AR

#9 Aug 12, 2011
Sorry for my typing errors useing my ipod lol plus I am still itchy so not really concentrated on my typing at this moment. So itchy when is the pill going to kick in!
Lisa

United States

#10 Aug 13, 2011
Have you checked out curezone.com ? There is a product called Humaworm that people talk about there that may help.
Maggie

Towson, MD

#11 Jan 18, 2012
Stephanie wrote:
About a month ago, my husband invited a friend over to play computer games all day. The friend sat on the couch the whole time. Later that night, I was laying on the couch and started to itch all over constantly in different spots. I thought, since the friend has a lot of inside animals, that it was fleas biting me since I developed red bumps and small whelps. I went and took a shower, washed the clothes I had on and vacuumed the couch.
Ever since THAT day I have been breaking out in very itchy whelps and/or red bumps(look similar to excema) once or twice a day, almost every day. I have not been able to find a reason for the itchy breakouts. Here is a list of Symptoms and Facts that relate:
1. Whelps don't always occur.
2. Breakout at random times during the day.
3. Breakout random areas of body, mostly upper.
4. No other known food allergy besides Natural Honey.
5. No recent change in diet.
6. Breakouts vary in severity.
7. Stopped taking birth control pills about 4 months ago, causing very abnormal periods.
8. No recent change in types of soap, lotion or clothes detergent.
9. I have allergies, taking Allegra D.
I have recently started a food log, stating the time I ate and times of breakouts, hoping to find something that I am eating that could be causing the breakouts.
I have not been to a doctor yet because I don't know if I should see my family doctor or an allergy specialist or a Dermatologist.
Could breakouts be caused by hormone fluctuation? Is there something else that I'm missing that could be the cause of this?
Thanks so much!
Went through similar reactions from past employment. Breaking out in red pumps chest, neck and face. STRESS! Found a new job. Good luck!
M Ramirez

Denver, CO

#13 Feb 20, 2012
I and my other half are expierencing the same symptoms. With my newly purchase Microfiber couch! Anyone have a solution. e-mail me please at manthram16@gmail.com
Linda

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Feb 29, 2012
Is your couch new? I do see that one person did get a new bed.
If it is new, you might have problems like I have had. We purchased a microfiber couch, loveseat and recliners. Everytime I sit on them, I break out with terrible bumps that eventually turn into blisters, went to the dermatologist and they said it was eczema.

I have found out that American Furniture stores have their products shipped from China, since it takes so long crossing the ocean, they spay a very heavy preservative on the material. I had never had a problem with anything like this at all, scotchgard or such. You might check your furniture.
Terrie- NJ

Union, NJ

#15 Mar 1, 2012
I have the same thing....mainly on neck and chest...it started a few weeks ago ....I noticed I was using a microfiber blanket...it has gone down since removing the blanket from the bed, but not gone...maybe something microscopic is now on my bed which will need to be replaced?..Vitamin C at night seems to help in high doses
Connie

San Francisco, CA

#16 Apr 11, 2012
I have the same problem and I have a new couch and I am not allergic to anything. I am fine when I am away from that couch - no itching at all. But in the evening, when I sit on that couch, all I do is itch. It is mico-fiber, too. I have 2 futons that are micro-fiber and they don't bother me at all. This couch must have some kind of mites in it... but how do I get rid of them.
Linda

Port Orange, FL

#17 Apr 29, 2012
Presently I have a brand new micro fiber couch and every time my husband and I sit on it we break out with little red bumps mostly on the upper part of our body. They are very itchy. Our symptoms get worce every time we sit on the couch.

We originally owned a leather couch from the same company but developed an itch from it. Turned out it was a chemical used on it for shipping from China. They replaced it with our micro fiber couch and we are still having the itch problem.

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Since: Apr 12

Brisbane

#18 Apr 30, 2012
It's going to be almost impossible to tell unless you get tested. Unfortunately skin prick testing will only show up actual allergies not intolerance's - you can get blood tests done that may show up most of the intolerance's but if you can find a kinesiologist in your area that works with allergies, they will be able to find all the milder sensitivities as well. I test and treat allergies in my clinic in Brisbane, not sure where you are though.
Carolyn

Warrington, UK

#19 Jun 3, 2012
I have a new suite. And since I have had this suite I'm constantly scratching and coming out in big blotchy marks..
I've eliminated medications so would only be the couch..
I take antihistamines but they don't work for long.
I'm fine if I don't go in the room..
Help
Terrie

Lake Hiawatha, NJ

#20 Jun 3, 2012
My rash has mostly gone, slightly still on back of neck....the normal stuff did not work...got rid of microfiber blanket, used lot's of creams, but Neem Cream worked best, and did a huge detox. At first I became really sick from the detox, but it really seemed to help my body fight whatever was causing the rash. I am not sure if it was the microfiber, but not taking any changes...I hope this helps you...also if you cannot detox fully..it seemed simple lemon water in morning helped..got rid of bottled water and invested in a good filtering system. It seems the plastic that leeches into the water can cause problems
ItchyMess

Philadelphia, PA

#21 Jun 12, 2012
I have the exact same problem since I got my new microfiber couch in January 2012. I itch like crazy only when I sit on it for a while. I keep feeling like something is crawling on me. No one else itches, my kids, their friends, family etc. Just me. I think it has to be an allergy or why wouldn't everyone else be itching?

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