From Illinois, USA:
Our daughter mistakenly got the wrong insulin over 1 1/4 years ago. She developed hives and after about three weeks she realized the problem. The hives have persisted and only leave her if she takes a strong antihistamine. Her doctors assured us that these hives would leave her system (the effects of the wrong insulin) in a week, a month, etc. She has even been desensitized or sensitized. The hives get worse when her allergies are bad. Any tips?
Allergic reactions to insulin are very unusual, but from your question I guess your daughter has a number of different allergies. She could be described as atopic and such individuals can have unusual reactions. I'm afraid that I can't offer any suggestions because it sounds like you've already consulted the appropriate people.
Original posting 3 Dec 96
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
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