I read online that mango skin and seed have the same oils as poison ivy and that you should wash your mangoes before eating, and your hands and face after eating. I didn’t know that! Well, I washed my mango, I washed my hands and face after because mangoes are a sticky mess, but I didn’t wash my lips. I woke up with a rash all over my lips. That’s when I went online and learned about the dark side of the mango. 🙂
Benadryl helped and ointment helped and I thought “This will go away”
Then yesterday my lips swelled up like little lip balloons and my mum took to me to the doctor. I got a steroid shot, some oral steroids to take this week and an anti-histamine. By evening, my lips were back to normal, and this morning, I still have some symptoms but I feel so much better!
The Mango is now on my “No-no” list of things that give me a reaction.
I have nothing new to show you yet. I have painted some, but my lips took a lot of my attention. Now that I’m better, I’m back to work full-time and will have some new things to show you next week!