Message Number: YG7003 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-09-05 13:25:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Stress and allergic reactions

I suppose if studies were done they may have ruled out
stress as a cause, but I have seen hives get worse, and
rashes appear after a child was hystrerical crying over
an IV or blood test. Cholinergic urticaria is an unusual
sensitivity to acetylcholine is seen in those sensitive to the
heat or sweating and get hives. Also, pressure, the cold
and even light has been seen to cause some people to
get hives (urticaria).
I am sure that it just isn't the emotions causing the
reaction, but a complex mechanism resulting in
cholinergic effects, release of histmaine, dilation
of vessels, sweating itself, or other factors that ultimately
cause or worsen the allergic response in an emotional/stressed

Like I said I may be wrong, but I think there is some
relationship. There is still alot we don't understand and
can't explain in human medicine, so forget getting
all the answers when it comes to our ferrets.

On Wed, 5 Sep 2001 00:57:14 -0400 "tansy" <tansyhl@y...> writes:
> > My brain feels like the plant in that musical which
> demanded, "FEED me!"
> LOL Actually Sukie, my understanding is the theory that
> emotions can trigger allergies or asthma attacks has
> pretty much been discounted for humans. It turns out they
> just didn't adequately understand the whole allergic
> cycle.
> tansy
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