(Closed) Less than 2 weeks to the wedding and I am breaking out in RASHES on my face! Aah

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Have you gone anywhere new? Tried any new foods? Do you have pets that could have bugs on them? If I was you, I’d honestly be too scared to get a facial, in case it sets off whatever you have going on now.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Could it be hives? Bed bugs tend to bite in little rows, and I would think not on your face. Did you try taking an benadryll to see if that helps calm them?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Get one of those pillow covers/protector things that guard against bed bugs, too…just in case!

I agree, try taking benadryl and see what happens.

Are you sure they’re not zits from stress?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hmmm, I posted something but it’s been erased!

Basically, I said, (like PP) to try benedryl, DO NOT try mud masks or anything….your skin needs some hydrocortisone cream if you are breaking out in a rash.

Aveeno sells oatmeal bath, get some of that (I see you are from Canada – Shoppers sells their “Life” brand and it’s the same thing) and take oatmeal baths.  The oatmeal will calm the skin.

If you are using hydrocortisone, keep in mind that it is very strong, so talk to the pharmacist and use sparingly.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I would go to a dermatologist if I were you

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Something is really going on with WB letting me post 🙁 Let me try again in a new post!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would just say go to the dermatologist. But it could just be from stress!!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

First off – I am so sorry, I can’t imagine how horrible this must be.

Do you have picture of them at all you could post?
I had the exact same thing happen to me last year, and I totally dismissed bedbugs because we lived in a really really (really) clean apartment (DH is OCD when it comes to cleaning). Because I have such sensitive skin, I assumed it was something else. Turned out it was definitely bed bugs which creeped me right the heck out!

They tend to bite in a line and usually on your wrists and ankles … but I had mine just on my face. DH slept in the same bed and never got a single bite, which is another reason I dismissed it. Turns out, they only tend to bite about 50-60% of people!

If you can sleep somewhere else for a few nights – try and it and see if it gets any better. If not, and you’re not prepared to invest in a fumigator just yet, get some pure lavender oil and tea tree oil and drop it all over your pillowcase and bed sheets around your face. They hate the overpowering smell of lavender, and the tea tree oil will help calm any bites you do get.

Also – I found the bedbug powder you can buy in the store works pretty well. Sprinkle that stuff EVERYWHERE!! Your mattress, your pillows, your bedframe, the floor around your bed – anywhere you can get it, sprinkle it!! Then get your vacuum out after it’s set for a while and give it a really really good vaccum! It totally helped a million percent, but we still had to get a fumigator in to get rid of them completely

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

A very similar thing happened to me, also about 2 weeks before our wedding. I woke up one morning and my face and neck were covered in a red, swollen, burning/itchy rash. I had no idea where it came from, but I figured it was stress. 

I took Benadryl and put some cortisone, but NOTHING ELSE, on my face. AFter about a 3-4 days, it went down, and I was fine for the wedding.

So my advice:

1) Try some benadryl and/or cortisone–see if it helps. Your rash should begin to decrease after a few pills.

2) I would skip the mud mask, the facial, and any other creams/treatments until the rash goes down. The less you put on your face, the better. The stuff you normally put on your face might have some ingredient that aggravates the rash. 

3) If you don’t notice any recovery after a couple of days, I’d see a dermatologist. He/she can probably recommend a course of action and prescribe something that will help if this happens during the wedding.

4) Don’t freak out…you’ve got plenty of time for your face to recover…and makeup does wonders, if it comes to that.

Don’t worry and good luck!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

When I got hives earlier this year, I was told take Zyrtec and Zantac together.  Although Zantac is for stomach acid, for some reason it also works as a hystamine blocker.  It may be worth trying that for a couple days.  I’m sorry hun!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cortisone shot should work.

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