Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Posted by ldscott @ldscott, Dec 14, 2022

I was exposure of gasoline on my skin as a result a gas station nozzle malfunction in 2017. I experience prickling, burning tingling, redness, itching, etc regular to any scents. It has been and still is a challenge for me to wear clothes, be in certain places, or allow anything to touch my skin. I have to wash 3-4 x per days sonetimes. I'm sooooo uncomfortable, I don't want to be around people. When experiencing a flare-up- it zaps my energy and makes my immune system and week resulting in bed for days.

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Hello @ldscott, Welcome to Connect. I'm really sorry to hear that your exposure to gasoline on your skin as a result of gas station nozzle malfunction in 2017 has caused you so much discomfort and problems. When I was in my 30s my neighbor was into racing hydroplane boats. He needed a fill in for his refueling team and I volunteered one weekend. I was introduced to a gasoline spill from a large floating drum that drenched myself and another man. Fortunately we were in the water but even so I've never felt so bad with burning itching skin. It took a few days for me to heal but I never had any long term effects so I guess I'm lucky.

Here's an older article on contact dermatitis from the adverse effects of gasoline on the skin.
— Adverse effects of gasoline on the skin of exposed workers:
Have you seen a doctor about your symptoms?

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