Monday madness. That's what the end of the weekend brings. How was your weekend? Mine was uneventful except, well, let me just tell the story.
I woke up early Saturday morning because my 14 year old beast dog, Mille needed to go outside. She apparently has no sense of time because this is a frequent occurrence that she needs to crap at 3 am. You really have no choice but to get up if not she will bark and bark or she will just crap on the floor. I mean it sucks being ninety eight.
I walked back to bed and began to itch. I thought maybe it was just dry skin. This winter has been a bitcharoo on my skin. So, of course I scratch. I finally go back to sleep and I wake up in the morning about 7 am and make coffee and clean up the kitchen a bit. I noticed my butt was itching and then my the sides of my torso, my ears and then the back of my neck. I chalked it up to a night sweat and needed a shower because people in their forties sometimes do this or it could have been that the temp in the house was 75. What can I say I was freezing my baguettes off. A couple of hours later I draw water to wash a few dishes. I start doing the woman duties and I noticed my hands were bright red. The water was hot but no different than usual. Then it hit, the itch on my hands almost drove me insane. The palms of my hands were bright red, blotchy and starting to swell.
So I go to my trusty iPad and look up "red itchy palms" and it pops up, Hives. Say what? Hives! What the heck is that? I read further and then look at pictures. And low and behold it has to be hives. I got the hives. Like I had leprosy or something. As soon as I figured out that's what it was it was almost like a bug crawling all over you, I started to itch all over. Even my knee caps itched. I took a benedryl and it started to get better. But my hands still itched even between my fingers. Where or how did I get hives? I still haven't figured it out. It is either the laundry detergent which I have almost narrowed it down to that since I was folding clothes and my hands started to swell and get itchy blotchy again or it could be an antibiotic I was taking. I have no idea. All I know is I have been scratching like a flea infested hound dog and apparently the hot water makes it worse. I am almost to the point of asking someone to lift my hair and spread that flea guard liquid on my neck and down to my butt like you do an animal.
I am going to give it about hmmm, another day and then its off to the doctor I go. Thank goodness it hasn't spread to my face nor have I had trouble breathing but I would pay a person $1000 dollars to use a wire brush to scratch my body. I can only pop so many pink pills because it knocks me out. And believe me, I am not producing honey from these hives. So, we will see. Here's hoping it goes away quickly. I don't want people to think I have the mange with all the scratching. Anyone else had these and can tell me a remedy..like quick?