Friday, 26 July 2013
Allergies after pregnancy
The human body is extremely crazy and magical; we grow other humans INSIDE of us... Mind-boggling when you really think about it. I still find myself looking at Busby in awe - we made her!
Something I never knew is that it's common to develop new allergies postpartum.
Did you know that? Me neither - thanks Google!
"Due to weakened immune function, it's not uncommon for women to develop allergies after giving birth. As well as sudden onset of food allergies, postpartum women might also develop an allergic skin rash, pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, also known as PUPP." Source: Livestrong.com
So why am I writing about this? Well I have developed some FUN new allergies since giving birth.
It all began after I hurt my knee; rubbing ibuprofen gel onto the painful spot, sighing in relief as the cool tingle took over. The next day however I woke up to discover a rash on my arm, which then proceeded to spread over my entire body. Sexy.
I've also developed hay-fever! Something I never suffered from pre-Busby - not even as a child. Very strange.
Did you develop any allergies postpartum? Did any of your former allergies disappear? I'm really hoping my allergy to goats milk has had the decency to make itself scarce, but I'm too much of a chicken to find out!