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Friday, December 31, 2010 AmberSL, Community Member, asks

Q: Itchy face with no rash.

Within the past year, I have had four attacks of an itchy face. My face does not break out into a rash, it just itches for 2-5 days. The itching is everywhere. my cheeks, forehead, around my lips, even the inside of my nostrils itch. The itching is intense and almost non stop.  Both hydrocortisone cream and benadryl provide little relief.  At first I thought it was a reaction to a new facial product. However, today my face is itching again and I haven't applied anything to it.   What could it be? How can I prevent it from happening again

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12/31/10 2:00pm

Hi AmberSL... Only a doctor can diagnose you for sure, but the symptoms you describe do sound like oral allergy syndrome, which is a reaction that people with nasal allergies can have to certain types of food.

 

I wrote this article on Oral Allergy Syndrome:

http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/3387/76762/allergy-syndrome

 

I'd encourage you to read it and then call your doctor to discuss further.

 

To your health,

Kathi

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Scooter, Community Member
3/ 4/14 5:38am

I have this too. But I have it 50% of the time for the last 3 months. One thing I learned is that this can be a symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome, which I have. I wonder if you have other symptoms of chronic fatigue?

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By AmberSL, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/04/14, First Published: 12/31/10