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<span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';">Are these related?<br>
1)My right index fingernail started curving downwards a couple of weeks-1 month ago. There's gunk under the nail which I now think is the pink that has dried up. I'm not sure if I cut it too short (I might've) or if it's a deficiency of some sort.<br>
2)Next, in the last week, my palms have been itchy- really itchy. Not all the time though. Usually at night, I think. I haven't really started using any new products. At first I thought it might be the fact that I've been taking more tub baths instead of showers and that the soap residue was giving me an allergic reaction but why would I feel that on my hands? I wash them all day!<br>
3)Finally, the last couple of days I've been getting hives on the outside of my right breast. Obviously, something's going on in my body but what?!?<br><br><i><span style="color:#808000;">My background: I EBF my 5 m/o DS, eat a mostly veg diet (some poultry about 1-2x / week), allergic to something in antiperspirant (alluminum?), have 2 cats (allergic reactions do not increase/decrease after petting them), take a rainbow light prenatal multi everyday, have vitiligo on hands, face, feet, breasts, thighs, elbows and knees, the only 'new' thing I've been using is some watered down Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Oil mixed with Bronner's Lavander soap in a foam soap dispenser - though I stopped once the itchiness began.</span></i><br><br><b>If anyone has any advice on any of these conditions please chime in!! If I had these individually, I normally wouldn't freak but now that I have all three, I'm kinda worried.</b></span>
 

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I don't know about the nail, but the rest sounds like an allergic reaction to something. It can take a few days for a reaction to set in or to cease once started.<br><br>
According to my allergist, all allergies relate to proteins, so he would say that aluminum is not the issue. I don't agree with him on that due to knowing very well that I used to be allergic, and may still be, allergic to certain metals. So given the location, it could be a deodorant issue.<br><br>
I know tea tree oil can be a allergen too, as can any number of plant substances.<br><br>
I suggest you stick to really simple soap, stuff you know you've not had an problem with before and rinse very well. Take a Benedryl, if you feel safe doing so, if the itching gets too bad.<br><br>
Other things to avoid once your body's system has become reactive: vitamins, chocolate (that one hurt<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ), tomatoes, citrus.. You should probably talk to an allergist.
 

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Could be a fungal issue. I just managed to get a yucky fungal rash on my breasts while ds was on antibiotics. Disturbing but possible. I know nail fungus is pretty common, too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">According to my allergist, all allergies relate to proteins, so he would say that aluminum is not the issue. I don't agree with him on that due to knowing very well that I used to be allergic, and may still be, allergic to certain metals. So given the location, it could be a deodorant issue.</div>
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I actually racted with hives in that area when I realized my allergy to anti-perspirant. Now I use crystal deodorant exclusively.
 
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