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Digestion enzymes and rashes?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by optimist, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. optimist

    optimist Senior Member

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    Hi!

    The last few days I've had two small rashes on my left forearm, and today another small one appeared on the lower part of my right leg... I suspect their caused by some digestion enzymes I am taking.

    According to this page: http://www.livestrong.com/article/320514-digestive-enzyme-allergies/
    it is possible.

    Three questions:
    Has anyone had a similar reaction?
    Did you have to stop, or did the rashes go away after a while?
    My concern is if there are any dangers of getting worse reactions, like it says in the link above, one could get breathing troubles, if I do not stop taking them? I am home alone for some days, and I would not like to get breathing troubles when nobody is around. Just wondering if you think there would be any risk?
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    I'm just wondering if it would cause a rash in one small area? Seems odd to me.
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    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    @optimist I've been taking digestive enzymes for months with no rashes but with this disease I believe that anything is possible. Do you have a reliable doctor that you can ask or were you taking them on your own? Which brand is it?
  4. optimist

    optimist Senior Member

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    I guess I've been taking them for just over a month now. It's a Norwegian brand:
    http://supershift.no/product/superzym-1-bredspektret/

    These are the enzymes in Norwegian names, but I guess they are quite similar in English:
    Pepsidase – 25.000 HUT
    Amylase – 9.500 DU
    Protease 6.0 – 10.000 HUT
    Protease 3.0 – 40 SAPU
    Protease 4.5 – 15.000 HUT
    Glucoamylase – 12 AGU
    Lipase – 1500 FIP
    Alfa-galactosiadse – 100GalU
    Pectinase – 10 endo-PGU
    Malt diastase – 400 DP°
    Invertase – 325 SU
    Cellulase – 100 CU

    Perhaps it is just some funny reaction to something I am not aware of. Perhaps if I should be allergic to these, the rashes should have come from the start?

    I am taking them on my own, not by doctors advice. But, they've been super helpful to me.

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