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Description: I have a very strange case of pressure allergy. If any part of my body is slightly pressured, it starts to get red, painful and a very bad itch starts immediately.
1. If I hold a heavy bag, my hands hurts and itch
2. When I seat on the toilet, my thighs itch like crazy
3. One time I had to hold my niece on my arms and it felt I was going to die in pain
4. Other times, even seating on a regular chair and leaning against a wall can trigger it
5. I could go on and on with the examples but I guess it's easy to understand.
Some more details:
1. The reaction starts 30 seconds after the pressure, it lasts for about 1 minute if I don't touch or itch it, in the worst case it took 5 minutes to go back to normal. If I itch, even slightly it will make it worse and it may take 30 minutes to 1 hour to my skin return to normal color and stop itching.
2. Most of the time it's just redness, pain and itchiness, very uncommonly I get hives (I remember one time only actually)
3. It doesn't matter what is the material that makes the pressure. Anything will trigger it.
4. I've seen many allergists and dermatologists who said this is a normal allergic reaction, but researching on google I find that 99% of the cases are for "Delayed Pressure Allergy/Urticaria" where the patient will start to feel symptoms after a few hours. I found an article on PubMed which a doctor says one patient had the same case I do, and he describes it as "distinct disorder". Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1934562
5. Can't say how many tests I've done and the only allergy I have is "dust mites". Nothing makes it better or worse, weather, food, being inside, outside, etc. I've never noticed any difference.
6. I take Loratadine 10mg every day, which helps me a little. I can tolerate small pressures, and most of the days I can go through without having any reaction, but if the pressure is too hard, or if I carry something really heavy, then yeah, the medicine doesn't make any difference.
I don't want to take medicine for the rest of my life, doctors seem to be clueless of what to do and I really can't stand living with this anymore, it affects every possible aspect of my life, so any help from the community will be appreciated.
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