So about two weeks ago, I had a very bad allergic reaction. I broke out really bad and didn’t know why. I waited a few days to see if it would go away eventually but no such luck. It actually started getting worse. I was scratching to the point where I was making myself bleed. That’s how bad it was. I ended up going to the emergency because it wasn’t going away, no matter what I did. Doctor asked me if I had made any changes to my eating, drinking or normal every day activities. I couldn’t really think of anything so I said, “No”. She looked me over and said it was an allergic reaction and to try and think of what I did different so we could maybe pin point the problem. She sent me home with a prescription for prednisone and famotidine and told me to take benedryl an use calamine lotion. I did all that and it still didn’t go away. A few days later, I had a follow up with my regular doctor and she didn’t really offer any new advice, prescriptions or suggestions. She told me I needed to see a dermatologist. Well, I made an appointment and the soonest they can see me is next Monday. In the mean time, I am miserable. It keeps flaring up and I get certain parts on my body that itch like crazy. I can’t seem to find anything that calms or soothes it. Then, I started to think back about what could have caused it and I remembered that we switched our laundry soap to GAIN. I googled it and found a lot of things about it and TIDE allergic reactions. It suggested I rinse everything I had washed with GAIN like two or three times to remove any residue that may be lingering. So, I did and it took like two freakin days to redo everything. I’m talking about my clothes, the hubby’s clothes, the kids clothes, towels, sheets and blankets. I did it all. I didn’t want to take any chances. Well, last night, oh my gosh! I wanted to pull off every inch of skin off my entire body. I couldn’t stop scratching and I made myself bleed and it’s just all bad. I am going insane. I thought for sure it was the GAIN. Now I’m not so sure. I don’t know what else to do. I don’t think I can last until Monday. I might just have to go to the hospital again. This sucks! Hey, wait! Do you think I could be allergic to the cat?? I’ve never had an allergic reaction like this before and it’s already been a couple of weeks with no sign of it getting better. Maybe I should have them do a scratch test. Hmmm. Do any of you have any suggestions as to what I can do to find some kind of relief?? I’m desperate. My little sister suggested I take a hot hot shower and it would stop the itching. I did, and boy was she wrong. It burned like hell and made me break out even more. I’m going crazy here!!!
So this is a pic of my armEdit
and what I am dealing with.