Wednesday, January 2, 2013

An uncomfortable reaction

In the past, I have had some weird reactions to chemicals. I am not talking the type people might inhale recreationally. I am talking about cleaning products. Some products cause uncontrollable itching, swelling and redness. It's been a few years since I have reacted to anything and I got a little blasé.

Until Monday, New Year's Eve.

I must have come in contact with something, somewhere and it decided to hit when I was out celebrating the end of 2012. It's hard to enjoy great food, company and delicious champagne when you can't stop scratching. I was like a dog with a chronic flea infestation. Every scrap of makeup was imbedded under my nails. It wasn't pretty.
How was your New Year's Eve? Any good (or embarrassing) stories to share?


Edit: 3 days later. I've stopped itching but my skin is peeling. I think it was a new nail polish remover but I have been avoiding all cleaning products. Infact, just to be safe, I have avoid all cleaning.

I am joining up for Wordless Wednesday with My Little Drummer Boys

36 comments:

  1. OUCH, any idea what caused it, hopefully not the champers!Emily

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  2. Youch......and antihistamines really don't go down well with champagne I presume?
    Tania xx

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    1. I didn't have any antihistamines. I bought some as soon as the chemist opened the next day.

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  3. Oh Rachel, what a night for that to happen! :( My NYE was a non-event, had to stay home with a sick child. Happy New Year to you all the same! :) x

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    1. Poor child! I hope they recovered quickly x

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  4. That's terrible your celebrations were interrupted by this. I hope it has settled down.
    No big New Years stories here I was in bed early still recuperating after being sick since Christmas Eve.
    Wishing you a fabolous 2013.

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    1. Oh no, that is bad timing. I hope you are fully recovered now.

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  5. Wow, yucky way to spend the night! Hope you are better now! Do visit me sometime at NanaHood.com and link up! Thanks, Teresa

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  6. Oh that sux! New Years Eve was very tame this year, just went to my Mum's, had some dinner, the boys played cards, I coloured in and we critiqued the fireworks in between trying to get an overtired little girl to sleep. Tame!

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  7. Oh that sucks, there is not much worse then itchy skin. Hubby gets really bad hayfever and he says he wishes he could just scratch his eyes out!

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    1. I don't get hayfever, but I know what the itchies are like.

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  8. oooh!!! *giggles* I love your picture!!!!! But so bad that it had to happen when you were out on NYE!!!!

    Hope your feeling better xx

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  9. Oh, yeouch! Great timing, Rach! Did you figure out what it was causing it?
    I used this exfoliating product once that just didn't work with the moisturiser I was using. My ended up with this strange alligator skin. People couldn't stop staring at me.

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    1. Oh no, Was your skin improved after the scales dropped off, like a deep exfoliation?

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  10. Oh Rachel, such bad luck! I hope you find out what it was so you can avoid it happening again. x

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  11. I get like that too - it's not a good look when you're scratching like a cat with fleas!

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  12. that's unfair, what bad timing.

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    1. It was ok, but I did have an early night :)

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  13. Oh no - hope you are ok Rachel.


    Thank you for sharing and linking.

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    1. I'm a lot better now :) Happy New Year!!

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  14. The pics are cute but you know we want PHOTOS!

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  15. OUCH! What a terrible experience for you that would have been.

    Hope you are able to work out what caused this reaction.

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  16. You should have gone with and pretended to be a zombie! You poor thing. Glad it's better now. I think it is definitely wise of you to avoid all cleaning in case it was a cleaning product.

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  17. You poor thing! I too have sensitive skin. Hope it has cleared up and their are no repeat outbreaks.

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  18. I have sensitive skin so most things give me a similar reaction too. I hope you were still able to enjoy your night and that you have since worked out what caused it - I love the picture!

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  19. Oh dear. :-(
    I am not allergic to anything (touch wood).
    A great excuse to avoid the cleaning for a while longer :-)

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  20. That's me after I eat shellfish.

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