Nutrition allergy?

Patient

Q: Hello,

I wonder if you might have an idea as to what has caused my allergy. I have red, hot, swollen, itchy ears; itchy rash on my neck, shoulders and under my jaws; my face and eyes are a bit swollen; I have a dry, coarse feeling in my throat sometimes; my stomach and the lower part of my back has been a bit itchy. The photo quality is not great - the rash is actually more red.

My doctor says it looks like contact allergy, but all I wear is organic cotton and occationally an acrylic sweater. I wash my clothes, my hair and my body in the mildest organic products I can get. I use no jewellery, and I have not been wearing any make-up during or just before the "attack".

I think it comes from nutrition - coffee, chocolate, cocoa, sugar, coconut, or corn (corn starch). Could stress play a role?

I am vegan and eat 100 % organic vegan food.

Thank you in advance if you would help me.

Doctor

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