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Best Answer emanresu, 15 July 2014 - 11:38 PM

Hi everyone! I'm happy to report that I've discovered what was afflicting my skin. I mentioned in my earlier posts that I had recently relocated. I had the water checked, started seeing a dermatologist, paid attention to skin products, had the health department check out my apartment, and NOTHING. Well after several more months, I started having reactions to medicines, then foods, then practically everything in my environment. I've had CT scans, a chest MRI, hearing tests, hormone tests, blood tests after each drug reaction, STD tests, acne meds, allergy tests, antibiotics, creams, antihistamines, NSAIDs, proton pump inhibitors and about 7 rounds of steroids. Needless to say, it's been an EXPENSIVE year.

After many doctors, specialists, Urgent care and ER visits, I no longer have acne. (Or what I perceived as acne). It was some sort of allergic reaction all along. The common symptom I had was inflammation. I was misdiagnosed with acne, sinus infections, herpes, you name it....

Each specialist treated only those specific symptoms that were common to their trade. Against the allergist's recommendations, I stopped staying in my apartment. I commuted hours to work, I couch surfed, and finally I got out of my lease. I should mention that I got so bad at one point I was covered head to toes in hives from an allergic reaction to a medication for a sinus infection I didn't have. (I've never been allergic to a med before ever but in the last year I've reacted to at least 4, each time intensifying in severity). The hives on my face manifested like my previous acne. The hives lasted 3 weeks. After lightening, the hives still flare up once in a while, but now it just makes my skin appear pinkish and slightly splotchy. I believe it was a reaction to something inhaled in my apartment, possibly a mold or fungus allergy. There was no visible mold in my apartment.

Anyways, after being out of my apartment for 2 weeks my skin cleared. It's been about 2 months now with clear skin and my other symptoms are diminished. It's taken a while to get whatever this was out of my system, which was definitely in a toxic state a couple months ago.

Not sure if this will help anyone, but just wanted to put it out there. Pay attention to everything! Even my dermatologist didn't see the correlation between my symptoms.

Good luck everyone. Go to the full post


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#21 emanresu

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:38 PM   Best Answer

Hi everyone! I'm happy to report that I've discovered what was afflicting my skin. I mentioned in my earlier posts that I had recently relocated. I had the water checked, started seeing a dermatologist, paid attention to skin products, had the health department check out my apartment, and NOTHING. Well after several more months, I started having reactions to medicines, then foods, then practically everything in my environment. I've had CT scans, a chest MRI, hearing tests, hormone tests, blood tests after each drug reaction, STD tests, acne meds, allergy tests, antibiotics, creams, antihistamines, NSAIDs, proton pump inhibitors and about 7 rounds of steroids. Needless to say, it's been an EXPENSIVE year.

After many doctors, specialists, Urgent care and ER visits, I no longer have acne. (Or what I perceived as acne). It was some sort of allergic reaction all along. The common symptom I had was inflammation. I was misdiagnosed with acne, sinus infections, herpes, you name it....

Each specialist treated only those specific symptoms that were common to their trade. Against the allergist's recommendations, I stopped staying in my apartment. I commuted hours to work, I couch surfed, and finally I got out of my lease. I should mention that I got so bad at one point I was covered head to toes in hives from an allergic reaction to a medication for a sinus infection I didn't have. (I've never been allergic to a med before ever but in the last year I've reacted to at least 4, each time intensifying in severity). The hives on my face manifested like my previous acne. The hives lasted 3 weeks. After lightening, the hives still flare up once in a while, but now it just makes my skin appear pinkish and slightly splotchy. I believe it was a reaction to something inhaled in my apartment, possibly a mold or fungus allergy. There was no visible mold in my apartment.

Anyways, after being out of my apartment for 2 weeks my skin cleared. It's been about 2 months now with clear skin and my other symptoms are diminished. It's taken a while to get whatever this was out of my system, which was definitely in a toxic state a couple months ago.

Not sure if this will help anyone, but just wanted to put it out there. Pay attention to everything! Even my dermatologist didn't see the correlation between my symptoms.

Good luck everyone.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:11 AM

Hi everyone! I'm happy to report that I've discovered what was afflicting my skin. I mentioned in my earlier posts that I had recently relocated. I had the water checked, started seeing a dermatologist, paid attention to skin products, had the health department check out my apartment, and NOTHING. Well after several more months, I started having reactions to medicines, then foods, then practically everything in my environment. I've had CT scans, a chest MRI, hearing tests, hormone tests, blood tests after each drug reaction, STD tests, acne meds, allergy tests, antibiotics, creams, antihistamines, NSAIDs, proton pump inhibitors and about 7 rounds of steroids. Needless to say, it's been an EXPENSIVE year.

After many doctors, specialists, Urgent care and ER visits, I no longer have acne. (Or what I perceived as acne). It was some sort of allergic reaction all along. The common symptom I had was inflammation. I was misdiagnosed with acne, sinus infections, herpes, you name it....

Each specialist treated only those specific symptoms that were common to their trade. Against the allergist's recommendations, I stopped staying in my apartment. I commuted hours to work, I couch surfed, and finally I got out of my lease. I should mention that I got so bad at one point I was covered head to toes in hives from an allergic reaction to a medication for a sinus infection I didn't have. (I've never been allergic to a med before ever but in the last year I've reacted to at least 4, each time intensifying in severity). The hives on my face manifested like my previous acne. The hives lasted 3 weeks. After lightening, the hives still flare up once in a while, but now it just makes my skin appear pinkish and slightly splotchy. I believe it was a reaction to something inhaled in my apartment, possibly a mold or fungus allergy. There was no visible mold in my apartment.

Anyways, after being out of my apartment for 2 weeks my skin cleared. It's been about 2 months now with clear skin and my other symptoms are diminished. It's taken a while to get whatever this was out of my system, which was definitely in a toxic state a couple months ago.

Not sure if this will help anyone, but just wanted to put it out there. Pay attention to everything! Even my dermatologist didn't see the correlation between my symptoms.

Good luck everyone.

So in short, what exactly triggered your acne like lesions and what cleared it up?


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:08 PM

My skin broke out due to an allergy. I don't know what exactly I am allergic to but my doctor said it appeared to be a reaction to some sort of inhalant. My best guess is some sort of mold or fungus allergen. This theory seemed consistent with all the research i had done.

I did not opt to have my blood tested to determine the exact allergen.

It cleared up by removing myself from my environment, in my case that meant my apartment. Different apartment building (same city) = clear skin.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:25 PM

Finding the right solution to your acne problem is especially difficult because everyone's skin is different.

 

Did you know there are many solutions available right in your home that you may not be aware of? In My Opinion, You OTC products are very effective but should be the last option.



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Posted 22 May 2015 - 11:24 PM

In case anyone reads this thread, I wanted to give an update. It's been almost a year since my last update. I've been out of the apartment that caused me trouble. Fir the most part, I'm better. I gained back the weight I lost (and more), sensitivities to food and drugs stopped, and my skin is almost back go normal.

My skin will still occasionally flare up. It's nowhere near as severe. I believe it is from a toxicity that I inhaled in my apartment that still lingers in my system. After much research, I believe I inhaled a chemical, maybe a dioxin. My apartment was directly above a huge old boiler room and I believe it leaked or there was some byproduct let out from the boiler. The apartment building was built in the 1920s.

Unfortunately, I doubt the landlords care to inspect or address a possible issue. A neighbor told me he thought my apartment had a chemical smell. I also heard that a girl living in the basement, also near the boiler room was ill.

I hope if anyone is going through something similar, they find this and it makes their journey easier. It was a debilitating 9 months for me.


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