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Re: Had Poison Ivy, Now Have Hives!!!

Subject: Re: Had Poison Ivy, Now Have Hives!!!
Author: Californiahoo
Date: 11/29/2011 0:36 am
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Finally okay!

You can title this, "My Experience With the Itch"
Day 3 very itchy under my chin
Day 4 itch and rash is every where, chin around to both ears, lower legs, upper legs all the way to you know where, lower arms and wrists, misery, no sleep, only thing that really helps is holding the blow dryer where the itch is the worst until it's so hot I can't stand it
Day 5 doctor's visit, I get the prednisone pills 6 a day to start, tapering to 1 a day on day 12, helps a bit, less itching that night, did I mention that calamine is useless but two shots of vodka before bed does help tremendously?
Day 7 still breaking out, still itching
Day 8-17 still breaking out in various places, side flanks, under my breasts, back of my upper legs, it's relentless! Blisters so big you could float the Titanic, okay a bit of hyperbole here.
Day 18 no more predinosone, still no signs of hope
Day 19-21 okay, now I have poison ivy and I'm breaking out in hives, inner forearms for a while, they leave then lower legs, they leave, then abdomen - I'm miserable - it's like my immune systems is on steroids, oh wait! it is...
Day 21 Started myself on Benadryl 50mg as soon as I wake up before the hives start, take every 4 hours to ward off the hives, also otc hydrocortisone cream for topical relief, actually helps a bit. The blow dryer is till my best friend.
Day 22 am I better?, I think so, sleeping through the night
Day 26 Much, much better, slightly sensitive on my legs, but I'll happily settle for this. Guess you just have to wait it out, miserably....

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