allergic skin reactions-not food-in ER last night

Posted on: Tue, 08/12/2003 - 11:19am
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Anyone ever heard of skin reaction that keep coming back more than 7 days after getting posion ivy? My skin feels on fire now from it-( it is hotter than normal in the inflamed areas) I'm hoping Benadyl medicine will soon bring this back to bearable level. And that the prednisone higher longer doses will stop these reactions. The ER doctor thought I'd go to sleep after the medicince and that it would work until next dose is do- but it isn't going that way. I get very itchy 2 hours before next dose is do. and I know I can't itch it.
The prednisone shot that I got last Wed a.m. may have helped some but not like I hoped it would.

They were very nice in the ER and I'm glad that I have another appt with reg. doc-Thurday.- I just want it to get controlled soon- lost week of work so far. My food allergic child and rest of family have been doing OK though I feel bad that I can't cook for them or help get ready for start of new school year etc.

Anyone know where I can find more info on this type of reaction. I took some pictures as it it unbelieveable. IT looks like severe sunburns patchy.

Thanks,
Blair

Posted on: Wed, 08/13/2003 - 6:48am
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I have to wonder when you say it is "hot" could it be secondarily infected? You could very easily have gotten cellulitis, perhaps your doctor would be willing to give you a course of Keflex to see if it helps. Just an idea.
Wendy

Posted on: Fri, 08/15/2003 - 9:06am
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Just a postnote. I'm feeling much better-no new skin involvement and the numbing mixture the dermotogist had pharm. mix up is very soothing to the skin. I should know more next week when results of testing comes back as to whether this was an allergic skin reaction or something else. She's put me on a 21 day cycle of predisone which can be a very effective drug- but can also carry side affects with it.-- I'm hoping to avoid those and letting my family do the cooking and cleaning for now. I am very pleased with the derm. she saw me same day as my doctor called her and she called me today from her home on her day off to check on me.
My food allergic/eczema child has been a little more itchy lately and I've had him be more aggressive with treatment. ( not really explaining that he can be more dangerous to my skin- ie his past skin infections)
The last thing I want to deal with is skin infection on this much area.---
Take care,
Blair

Posted on: Fri, 08/15/2003 - 10:30am
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Glad you are feeling better, get lots of good food and rest while you're on the pred, keep us posted.
Wendy

Posted on: Tue, 08/19/2003 - 8:10am
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hi,
I still have lots of skin involvement but went back to work for this afternoon. Derm. office closed today so talked with reg. doctor to decide safety about going back. staff at work can't believe how I look- most arms and legs still very pink. But I am able to function and getting back into the swing of work- my computers still not working so waited until another staff left and used she to get throght all the e-mails printing abotu an inch to read later. I hope to find out tomorrow want is was that happened to cause this reaction. Can,t get on line at home - computer get the virus.
Blair

Posted on: Wed, 08/20/2003 - 9:42pm
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Well, results came back- severe skin hive like reaction from a drug.( maybe the topical spray I used on what I thought maybe posion ivy or one of my reg. prescripted meds-one was changed 3 months ago due to different health issue and I started new cycle of it the Sun before Tues. a.m reaction.
What I really can't believe is that I broke out in more hives last night (little ones not turning whole area pink) I will FYI the doctor later this a.m. I wonder if I'll have to be on Predisone longer still- should be on until 8/27.
I just didn't realize reactiions can go on and on like this- my legs have some return of normal skin back of knees outward- I guess first spots affected heal first- arms are lighter pink.
take Care,
Blair

Posted on: Thu, 08/21/2003 - 5:04am
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My kids have never had that kind of a magnitude of skin reaction, but what reactions they have had the hives do go on and off for up to 10 days sometimes. I do notice that they decrease in number and duration.
Hope you are fully mended soon.

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 10:32am
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Now know what did this-- an prescription lotion for rash on one foot--- clotrimazole/Beta Dip Cream---the pharmacy I use prints out instruction and possible reactions- which I usually read but since this was a re-fill I didn't even think about it-- it pharmacy print out listed all the reactions I had-including the blistering---
Word to the wise always read the printout on med's---as I reminder--
Must sign
take take,
Bair

Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 11:28am
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raising

Posted on: Thu, 04/08/2004 - 1:35pm
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I just noticed this has been reraised. Hope no one is having similair type of reaction.
Thankfully, I have had no more allergic skin reactions since then though I'm shy of putting any new stuff on my skin.
Blair

Posted on: Thu, 04/08/2004 - 1:38pm
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Blair, I just raised it due to your post in my thread about how long your body is in allergy overdrive after a reaction.
Glad you haven't had any more problems

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