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i am 13. i have had a stomach ache for the last 3 days. i have also been getting itchy lumps around my torso at night. i am allergic to wool and we have a wool carpet. could i be allergic to it?

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  • Dr. Chris July 21, 2011

    The first consideration is whether your stomach ache is related to your skin rash. There are certain viral infections that can cause both these symptoms, so if you are noticing any change in bowel movements, a fever or other symptoms, you need to consult with your doctor immediately.

    The wool carpets could be responsible, particularly if you are lying on the carpet or rolling around on the floor. However, the wool allergy could also be caused by your undergarments or clothing, some of which may be made of wool products although you are not aware of it.

    Hives, or urticaria, is an allergic condition that often presents with bouts of itchy skin rashes that are raised and slightly swollen. This may occur for no known reason and just be aggravated further by your pre-existing allergy.

    It is advisable that you speak to your parent/guardian and have the rash examined by a doctor as soon as possible.

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