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I am an adult with many allergies-- environmental allergens as well as lots of foods. While I do not eat the foods to which I am allergic, it is hard to stay completely away from them. For example, on a regular basis, I prepare apples or strawberries or peanut butter sandwiches for my children and then wash my hands. As I have gotten older, I have developed more and more rashes on my body. Most of them come and go over a period of several days. I know eczema is common in allergic people, children in particular. Do your allergic family members get random, itchy, unspecified types of rashes? Just trying to get a handle on whether this is in the norm for someone who is allergic to many things.
 

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I have moderate environmental allergies and multiple mild food allergies that I do not avoid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">, (I have 5 out of the big 8 and a bunch more!) and I get weird rashes (not eczema, but kind of splotchy-reddish) across my chest. I'm fairly certain that if I cleaned up my diet, those rashes would go away. The rashes only appear in this area and don't really itch, which contributes to my laziness on restricting my diet.<br><br>
DS has a few mild environmental allergies, and anaphylatic allergies to nuts (I know you know this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> but for the record....) We had him thoroughly tested when he was 5 and does not have any other food allergies. However, when he eats a lot of oranges, and clementines in particular, he will get eczema-like rashes on his cheeks. I'm not really sure if it is true eczema because the rashes don't itch, so it could be another mysterious rash like thing.
 
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