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So yesterday morning I took a hot shower and didn't notice any problems with my hands. Then at work I used some lotion I've had in my office for about a year, one that I used last year and never suspected as causing a problem. There is a cold snap in MN and my hands felt dry. I've been missing my CLO a lot at night too, I forget to take it as all seems well with us. So then last night I had my hands in hot soapy water washing pump parts and a few dishes and I got that I gotta scratch scratch scratch right now! feeling in my hands. This morning they are covered in red, itchy raised bumps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'm terrified the baby's will come back (hers was different from mine)<br><br>
I"m terrified that it is a function of the cold weather, I didn't "heal". What if all of our healing just corresponded with the warm Spring/Summer? We can.not.go.back. I will have to pack us up and move out of state. I cannot go through what we went through last winter. When we went to FL last Feb, I did get better, but she got much worse, the worst she'd been.<br><br>
I'm hoping like heck it was this hand lotion. I'm not going to use it ever again. It is Bath & Body Works cherry blossom body cream. I'm back on the CLO. I'm watching the baby like a hawk.<br><br>
I haven't eaten anything new. I'm taking about 5-6 Digest Gold per day (is this too much - can you OD?).<br><br>
TIA for any thoughts, help or support.<br><br>
~Tracy
 

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Was it a new bottle? Could they have changed the formula?<br>
I "suddenly" became allergic to neosporin/bacitracin a few years ago. I'd never had a problem with it, then suddenly allergic. I know someone who uses Oil of Olay. In the summer when she switched to the one with sunscreen, she reacted. The regular one was fine. And she'd been using that one for years, but the last 2 summers, she reacted. So you can develop new allergies, unfortunately. I chuck anything we react to. It's ridiculous how much money I've wasted in the last couple years on toothpastes, shampoos, etc. (not to mention vitamins and food and....)
 

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Is isn't a new one, it is the same one that has been sitting on my desk. If it is this though, I was probably reacting to it last winter and didn't realize it was this because it feels so good going on. It just so happened I haven't had any eczema for awhile now (last time I did I got the new enzymes and started taking them religiously and it took care of it) so was able to notice that the eczema appeared less than 24 hours after I used it.<br><br>
funny, I never had any eczema ever until I had my first baby. I think I must be depleted still of the good oils/fats and that is why my skin is so reactive. And why my hair is falling out. And why I can't keep my skinny jeans up. And why I look like hell.<br><br>
guess I need to really bump up the CLO and keep on keeping on with the flax.
 

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I have reacted to B & Body lotions / washes more than once. Hope it was just that your skin was dry and extra sensitive.
 
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