Wow! I am so glad you figured out one of the allergen sources, holy cow. I discovered the same thing as well when it comes to primary care physicians... Allergies and skin issues aren't really in their wheelhouse. They seem to only know the most basic solutions. And we ALWAYS must be our own advocates. Even after my allergy diagnosis, a doctor told me to try Free & Clear and gave me a sample. I took it home and it had at least one of my allergens (propylene glycol) right there on the label, womp womp.
I've heard that pregnancy can make allergies come and go and I've always hoped that it would make mine go away. Unfortunately, there's also the risk that things could get worse - like with your story! It really makes me think about the whole pregnancy thing since I haven't done it yet...
I actually didn't cut a single word out of this story. All of it is important and I prefer not to edit people's stories at all, anyways. My best wishes are with you as far as this un-diagnosed issue goes! I wonder if there's another doctor out there who can do even more extensive patch testing. Did they give you the option to test fabrics and things of that nature? If not, Dr. Scheman in Illinois is a great doctor to see! Another tip: make sure to check out this formaldehyde allergy story. It's a must-read. There are also some other stories written by people with that same allergy - just scroll down to the bottom of my site, put "formaldehyde" in the search bar and it will bring up everything (if you haven't done that already).
My heart goes out to you and this struggle you've had to deal with. As if taking care of a newborn isn't hard enough as it is! I'm glad that you've been able to find some relief and I hope you get to the bottom of this other skin issue. Thank you for sending in your story! You rock!