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Bamboo Allergy

Our daughter gave me a Father’s Day gift “for the man who has everything.”

The toothpicks are harder than the ones I usually use, and I was delighted with them. I used them after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It never dawned on me that when I broke out in hives, which led to a rash, which inflamed into dermatitis that the cause could be an allergic reaction to my new toothpicks.

I saw a number of experts—allergy specialists, dermatologists, and other medical doctors—none of whom could find the cause.

I searched the Internet for answers. One medical doctor had even asked, “Do you believe in the Web or in your medical practitioner? (The answer, of course, is “Why not use … >>>