What’s up Pumpkin 😉 You itchy today?
In anticipation for the upcoming holiday of Halloween, we would like to share a story of one of our clients. This client had a reaction when carving her pumpkin for Halloween!
Who doesn’t like carving pumpkins? Brooke was no different than any other Halloween lover. When she was little, she would always watch her mom carve pumpkins. Her Mom would say, “when you get older, I will let you carve the pumpkins yourself.” When the time came, Brooke was so excited that she would finally get to carve the pumpkin all by herself. Unfortunately, her excitement soon turned into a disaster. As she started to carve the pumpkin, her hands started to itch. She was still so excited and tried to overlook the fact that her hands actually felt like they were on fire. When it came time to clean out the seeds and guts of the pumpkin, she was scooping out the guts with her hands. By the time she was finished, she looked down at her hands and she was covered in a rash all the way up to her elbows. She was pretty upset and felt miserable. She had no idea what had just happened. The anticipation of waiting all this time to carve the pumpkin herself had now turned into a miserable scratching fest! Unfortunately, the connection between the rash and the pumpkin was never even considered.
Several months later, Brooke was having some digestive issues and her mom decided to have Brooke tested for intolerances by 5Strands Affordable Testing. When she received Brooke’s results report, she was surprised to see that Pumpkin was listed as a level 3 (highest) reaction item on the Environmental Report. Now it clicked! She now understood what happened when Brooke was carving her pumpkin!
As much as she enjoyed carving her pumpkin, now Brooke realized that she was not going to be able to carve pumpkins anymore. This test saved her lots of pain and grief.
In honor of Halloween and since Brooke can’t carve her own pumpkin, 5Strands Affordable Testing has decided to have Pumpkin Carving Day at the office. We will dedicate one of our pumpkins to Brooke!
PS: Everyone at the office has been tested and no one has an intolerance to Pumpkin!
5STRANDS AFFORDABLE TESTING WISHES EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!