A couple of weeks ago I began an experiment in drinking Oolong tea to help with the skin issues that often accompany allergies. My friends have had success with it, I read the article and I thought it was worth trying.
Unfortunately, I've had to stop the experiment because... you guessed it... allergic reactions. I had a reaction to one of the teas toward the beginning, but when I checked the ingredients it had malt. I'm not necessarily allergic to malt in and of itself but as it is fermented, I though it the likely culprit.
Last week I had another minor reaction to another fruity tea. Again no ingredients that are known problems. I decided to take a couple days break from tea and it may be a good thing I did because over the weekend that minor reaction turned into a full blown issue.
I still have hives, even after upping my prednisone. *sigh* To the doc tomorrow, but for now, the tea experiment is at a standstill.
One big thumbs up though for the asthma regime my doc has me on... even with the inflammation and all that came with this incident - the asthma never kicked in to add insult to injury. Gotta love that.