Thursday, December 9, 2010

Off Topic and a Bit Gross

I know I said this semester might kill me, but I didn't know how serious I was being.

I am covered, covered, in a nasty rash. I have been to the doctor twice this week. I am on mega-antihistamines (Zyrtec during the day, Benadryl at night) and I had a steroid shot today. The doctor is convinced it is an allergy and I hope she's right. But I have no idea what the heck I could be allergic to. She tested me for a seafood allergy and thank goodness that's not what it is. I don't want to live in a world without shrimp. I'll probably need to go see an allergist.

I am miserable and itchy and my skin hurts. The worst is on my stomach, chest, and back.

This is going to sound so vain, but the worst of it is how ugly it is. I have three holiday parties coming up and for the first time, I want to wear a pretty dress and look nice. Does anyone have any ideas about how to quickly clear up hives? I don't have a bathtub so oatmeal baths are out.

Here are some pictures...

My chest/neck:

My stomach:

One side:

The other side:


Robin said...

Oh goodness... you poor thing. I have no clue though, how to get rid of them.

Lap Band Gal said...

Hang in there..hope you feel better soon :)

Meli said...

does it itch? is it hives? i've had hives before and no doctors could figure out what caused it. there was no pattern. and there was a time when i was prevalent to get hives. i had never had hives in my life till i was about 20 and then for a could of years i was prone to hives. then it went away and never happened again. so weird. is the medicine helping? i hope it goes away soon or something gets figured out.