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I'm a little irritated. So I've been itching all over since last Wednesday or so. Though it might be fleas. Cat isn't scratching though. Thought it might be scabies. On Monday, scheduled an appointment for Tuesday. Monday afternoon I start having problems swallowing. That's gone on Tuesday, as is most itching. I see the doctor. He thinks probably scabies and gives me a prescription. I apply the cream on Tuesday night. Now, it can take a few days to be effective.

But, I'm looking up the symptoms right now and difficulty swallowing is a classic symptom of anaphylactic shock caused by hives. I told him about the difficulty breathing. Didn't know if these were connected, but I brought it up just in case.

Anyway, I'm suspecting the soap I bought last week. I switched again this morning to a different soap. Fuck if I can remember the soap I was using before. It was green though. This soap is supposed to be hypoallergenic though. Still have hives tonight though. Using the Benadryl cream and the stuff I'm reading online about hives says to take the pill form of Benadryl. I don't got any of that in the house but I'm gonna pick some up tomorrow. I'll try this soap for a couple more days and if that doesn't help, then I'll switch again. I'm trying to think of anything else I changed last week that could provoke an allergic reaction. Not detergent. Though I did open a new thing of that, it is the same brand as before, and I changed it on Friday, well after the hives started.

Anyway, I'm really irritated that the doctor didn't mention hives to me. It's not like this is an esoteric part of medicine.
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dangergirljones From: dangergirljones Date: October 5th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Could it be a food allergy? When I got hives and my face swelled up so bad I went to the doctor, thjey thought it must have been bad sushi, since none of my other stuff had changed.
gkr From: gkr Date: October 5th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think food, since this has been going on for over a week and I haven't eaten any particular food for the whole time.
mamatimes3 From: mamatimes3 Date: October 5th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
The kids keep breaking out in hives, and the doctor keeps insisting it's something else, too. I think they just don't like doing allergy testing. Seriously.
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gkr From: gkr Date: October 5th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
My memory isn't good enough to remember things I've changed. I didn't remember the soap until I was in the shower yesterday and saw a few pieces of the old soap still there.

I do plan on taking the Benadryl today once I can get my hands on some. Also, I was reading that Zantac taken in conjunction with Benadryl actually helps.
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