What does a small allergic reaction feel like to you? So lately I have been getting this specific sick-like feeling sometimes. My face gets itchy, my ears feel stuffy or itchy, my ears have eczema, my scalp is itchy, my nose is stuffy and itchy and my throat is extremely phlegmy. Does this seem like an allergic reaction? I know no one could actually tell me, but it’s very odd and I haven’t tried benadryl or claritin much but I feel I should. I don’t get hives often, though I have before but only in one area, and my prick test was entirely normal. We haven’t identified triggers or anything to issues.

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  • Zebragirl


    Not a doctor or anything, so don't go by my word. It may be allergic reactions, but considering you have EDS & POTS, it may be MCAS. It's the 3rd of the Trifecta from Hell

    • randochikn


      Yeah we suspect MCAS in my mom, she has many allergies to so many things and so many sensitivities. I gotta say, that makes me think it’s allergies but not many doctors want to look into it. I see a geneticist who specializes in EDS (I got lucky!!) for children mostly (18, but she wants to see me since she saw my cousin), so maybe she will be willing to look into it since she wants to do clinical trials on my specific variant.

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