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I'm itchy and hivey all over - on my back, my hands, my feet - and I just don't know why. Took a shower, didn't help. Slathered myself in Benadryl, didn't help. Tried watching the Veronica Mars movie, which I didn't get to see earlier, didn't help. (Although I did like the movie! Poor SPOILER and what happened to them! It was SPOILER during that scene when SPOILER, wasn't it?)

I need to walk around or something, maybe that will distract me from the itching.

Date: 2014-05-29 02:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kyrielle
Much sympathy.

And some ideas - please ignore the rest of this if you don't want ideas. I've spent a sad amount of my life dealing with various itchy skin reactions. :P

Did you get dressed after the shower, and/or crawl into bed? And if so - any new laundry products lately? (I spent a large part of childhood restricted to one laundry product because if Mom tried other things, I itched like holy whoa.) Or is your soap that you washed with a new product, or did you use a new shampoo (which washes over a lot of your body when rinsing off)?

Although otherwise - if it's not a contact reaction - full-body would be systemic. Could be something you ate or something you breathed, but it's a more serious reaction than if it were in just one small area. Unless, of course, it's all over because whatever contact allergen was involved was all over. :P

Have you taken an oral anti-histamine? If it is systemic, that would help where a topical might not. (And caladryl or calamine lotion - but I prefer caladryl clear because, well, pink is not fun - will often help itching even if not the underlying cause. Cortisone sometimes helps, but more often with non-hivey things, in my experience.)

Date: 2014-05-29 03:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] siderea
Sounds like chicken pox.

Please get in touch w/ medical care. I understand CP in adults is more serious than in kids, and any severe rash/itch can be a harbinger of anaphylaxis.

PS If you are having trouble breathing (feels like asthma or your throat closing) get to an ER.

PPS discontinue all use of aspirin and tylenol (acetominophen) immediately, because Reye's syndrome.
Edited Date: 2014-05-29 03:31 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-29 04:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] siderea
I seem to recall it helped some.

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