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Developed rash, very itchy after taking herbalife. Am I allergic to herbalife?

this is my second week taking herbalife . I developed a rash today very itchy. a year and a half ago I got the same kind of rash the doctor said it could be a side effect to a drug. I didn t take any medication , then I thought about it and I had just started taking herbalfe. so i quit taking it. Thought I would try the herbalife again now I just got the rash again. Do you think I could be allergic?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Jun 2012
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Dear Tina Riley.
Please tell me....Firstly was this herbalife product the exact same one you used on both occasions ,secondly are you allergic to any other medicines, drugs, cosmetics ,foods etc.
Thirdly ,do you or your biological family including parents and grandparents suffer from any ALLERGIC CONDITIONS like ALLERGIC ASTHMA,ALLERGIC RHINNITUS (hayfever),ECZEMA,ATOPIC DERMATITIS,URTICARIA or ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS. If so then consider this an ALLERGIC REACTION to some of the ingredients in the HERBALIFE product.To be certain then withdraw the product immediately and RECHALLENGE yourself to the SAME product again after 4 to 6 weeks and see what happens. Your doctor can do some usefull but NOT Always accurate tests like EOSINOPHIL BLOOD COUNT, IG E , PHADIATOP or SPECIFIC RAST TESTS but remember a GOOD HISTORY and CLINICAL ASSESSMENT are
most usefull in making a DIAGNOSIS of ALLERGY.
Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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