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Subject: Re: Had Poison Ivy, Now Have Hives!!!
Author: terri
Date: 8/21/2009 11:36 am
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Same exact symptoms. Got super bad case of poison ivy on 7/11/2009 that lasted about 3 weeks. It seemed to migrate through my body and could have been systemic due to the way it moved to different spots. Then around 8/8/2009, I started getting terrible hives. Every morning I'm breaking out in a different area; some of the hives are angioderma-type, they swell up a large area of skin and itch. I've taken combinations of Xyzal, Claritin, Zyrtec, Pepcid AC, Zantac, and Benadryl. Nothing is working. Saw a Dr. and she gave me a script for Prednisone, which I am loathe to take due to the side affects. The prescription Xyzal did not seem any different than the regular OTC drugs. Anyway, my question is: how long before these hives go away? Is the poison ivy toxin still in my tissue? Does OxyHives work? What about homeopathic remedies?

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