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Originally posted by gabby2011
here's a lil info and a pic on bedbug bites..
there seems to be an outbreak of these nasty lil critters all over north america in the last 3 years.
here is a link for types of rashes from medicine .net ..maybe you'll find some clues in this link as well.
hopefully you get some answers, and wishing you well with the diagnosis as well as treatment.
The Stress and Hives Connection
Hives are triggered by allergens. Some allergens that might cause hives or a stress rash include medications, food additives, food coloring, certain foods like peanuts, insect bites and stings, and even infections like strep.
Chronic Stress affects the body and health by reducing its immune response which also makes it unable to cope with these allergens.
Stressful life events and experiences can make your more susceptible to getting a skin stress rash.
Here’s how it works...
Quite a few nerve endings are connected to the skin (which is actually your largest body organ). Internally, skin wraps around your other organs, and, as you become stressed and emotional--your skin is actually affected.
Just like the nausea or upset stomach that you may have experienced when you were worried about an upcoming exam or an important meeting, your skin becomes “upset” when you are upset.
When your immune system is weakened by chronic stress, you are much more likely to have a reaction to irritants and allergens--giving you itchy, red, or pale swellings, known as hives or stress rash, on your skin.
Experts believe that there is a very strong link between emotional upsets or traumatic experiences and skin ailments.
Strong emotions which are not dealt with, may be released through the skin
Originally posted by h1satsu
I didn't have them when i woke up though. Its 4pm and they just came back!