After working as an OR nurse for many years I developed a latex allergy which forced me to change my career. I have since developed allergies to perfumes, hypo allergenic medical tape, hair dye and bio oil. Boy I can relate to the ice pack story. When the itch is really really bad nothing will help apart from ice packs. The hair dye and bio oil reaction has occurred in the last month. I'm seriously considering shaving my head because my scalp is so irritated despite a course of steroids. Even my ears are weeping and blistered. Its reassuring it know that I'm not alone. I didn't think about transfer issues. I probably should see my specialist again to come up with a plan to sort out my current issues. Thank you for sharing your story.