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    Is there an allergic reaction to anything that is temporary, like hives, but looks like scratches?


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    Poison oak/ivy?


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    Well, general urticaria as an allergic reaction might not show up at all - until the surface of the skin is irritated by cloth or incidental contact with anything, including your own body.

    Sounds like the sort of thing my husband and one of the kids get. Most often precipitated by clothing or bedlinen having been washed in the 'wrong' detergent.
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    Sometimes, one's skin may be itchy prior to any rash or hives presenting and if one has been scratching oneself unawares, as when sleeping, the first one notices them, they will appear as scratches.

    Any food allergy can cause skin rashes that resemble scratches. The two most common skin rashes caused by food allergies include eczema and hives, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Both of these skin conditions can appear as scratches, especially if they're scratched.
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    Thank you. I'm asking because I was watching Ghost Hunters the other night & one of the investigators experienced a burning sensation & when the others checked, she had what appeared to be scratches. She then left the location & she was fine un til she returned to the location
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    Poison oak/ivy?
    Classic, but a body reacting to a substance intended to be a poison, does not classify as an allergic reaction.

    Though if the scratches were below clothing, then it could be something else. In rainforests, some plants drop a slimy substance, which will ooze trough clothing and might cause an actual allergic reaction similar to an actual infection, combined with redness, swelling and a burning sensation.

    Some of this slime can also be accounted on as poisonous, but not on all of them. So this might be the "allergic reaction" you wanted to define.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver View Post
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    Poison oak/ivy?
    Classic, but a body reacting to a substance intended to be a poison, does not classify as an allergic reaction.

    Though if the scratches were below clothing, then it could be something else. In rainforests, some plants drop a slimy substance, which will ooze trough clothing and might cause an actual allergic reaction similar to an actual infection, combined with redness, swelling and a burning sensation.

    Some of this slime can also be accounted on as poisonous, but not on all of them. So this might be the "allergic reaction" you wanted to define.
    This was inside a building in the eastern United States & the "scratches" were under clothing
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVBIG View Post
    Thank you. I'm asking because I was watching Ghost Hunters the other night & one of the investigators experienced a burning sensation & when the others checked, she had what appeared to be scratches. She then left the location & she was fine un til she returned to the location
    Oh, fiction? Then it was probably just faked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    Thank you. I'm asking because I was watching Ghost Hunters the other night & one of the investigators experienced a burning sensation & when the others checked, she had what appeared to be scratches. She then left the location & she was fine un til she returned to the location
    Oh, fiction? Then it was probably just faked.
    The bible is full of stories of supernatural events & I myself heard footsteps from the basement of my house when there was no one awake upstairs to be walking around
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver View Post
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    Poison oak/ivy?
    Classic, but a body reacting to a substance intended to be a poison, does not classify as an allergic reaction. .
    Of course. I was just thinking of something that might look like some kind of allergic reaction that might have scratches as part of the deal. But, Steven has revealed that he was watching Ghost Hunters as if it is a proper documentary, so never mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVBIG View Post
    The bible is full of stories of supernatural events
    So is Harry Potter.

    I myself heard footsteps from the basement of my house when there was no one awake upstairs to be walking around
    I live in an old house and frequently hear all sorts of strange noises. Many of them sound like people walking around or throwing things. Obviously, I don't think they are caused by "things" walking around or throwing things.
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    I once watched a documentary about about 'ghost hunting' shows. Well, come to think of it, it may not have been a documentary. Maybe it was a website where people whose homes were featured on such shows spoke about their experiences. A lot of them said most of the stuff you see is entirely fake - with the odd weird sound, or two, being a weird sound people actually heard - and that many of the whose houses are featured were also provided scripts. A lot of the people who claimed to have had homes featured also happened to believe their houses truly were haunted - but that isn't relevant here. The point is those shows, as strange had said, are complete nonsense - just like other 'reality' shows.

    Edit: I forgot to say my piece about the scratches. If you scratch yourself, you can easily create temporary marks which last about half an hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    The bible is full of stories of supernatural events
    So is Harry Potter.
    Haha, your speaking of harry potter as if you actually read the book. Like the pope actually read the whole bible, i don't think so.. haha.. Well, the pope might, but i guess there are plenty of cardinals who never even seen the inside of the bible.. Neiter did i, i downloaded it, and printed some relevant pages, and read it on the toilet. It's usefull for when i run out of paper . Though i should have printed the bible on toiletpaper... That would be something

    As for the ghost stories, i believe that the people who do believe and call the show to their house actually believe their house is haunted. I also believe that when the show is over, they no longer believe, and are silenced by cash.
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

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