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Can the computer cause me to become very itchy on my limbs?

Postby husseinHr on Thu May 21, 2015 5:15 am

I use the computer for a very long time every day. Can this negatively impact my eczema? I just went down to eat after spending a few hours on the computer and I got very, very itchy all over my body, especially on my limbs. My nose was also very badly affected (the exterior became badly itchy). I was originally going to blame the food because this has happened before when eating my breakfast (toast, butter substitute, honey, jam, cereal, etc). But I spend so much time on the computer that I am on the verge of blaming it. I don't like this prospect, as I use the computer for a lot of my work and I've got a lot of things to do on it.

What can you make of this because I can't make much of it?
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Re: Can the computer cause me to become very itchy on my lim

Postby Marcie Mom on Thu May 21, 2015 9:24 am

Hi there,

I'm thinking if you're allergic to eggs? It's not uncommon for people who are allergic to eggs to get flare-up if they are eating at a food court where there's eggs 'in the air' - those severely allergic can have flare-up without eating eggs. I don't think sitting too long will cause a flare-up though... more likely it's idle time so more aware of the itch than when walking or doing something active. Same issue with TV where there's often more scratching when on TV.

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Re: Can the computer cause me to become very itchy on my lim

Postby LunaLass on Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:17 am

Hi there,

Are you working from home?

If not, it could be something as simple as the polish/cleaning product used on a desk.

I had a terrible time with my skin when I worked on the computers at in a University library. My primary trigger is dust and I tend to react to cleaning products. I never discovered what particular aspect of the environment was causing my rashes but I minimised the problem by wearing long cotton sleeved shirts and carrying plain baby wipes to clean the surface before I settled.

Hope you get to the bottom of it and find some relief.
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Re: Can the computer cause me to become very itchy on my lim

Postby Marcie Mom on Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:29 am

Thank you for your kind sharing :) Yes, it could be the dust, unclean air-conditioning, certain air fresheners, chemicals used to clean surfaces. And good to hear that you've figured out how to keep the triggers away in the library, take care!
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