- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
About a week ago, I started getting really itchy on my legs. I developed hives, constant goosebumps along with very dry skin. Lotion, Benadryl, and scratching like a madwoman did nothing to relieve the discomfort.
When I leave my house and go to work, it does get a bit better. But I do sit all day, which makes me think it’s just that because I’m at my desk, the hives going down. After I get home from work (kind of stressful commute) it comes back. It was the same way this morning. Legs look alright after sleeping, and then I start walking around and BAM nasty bumps, splotches, goosebumps, ITCHINESS.
It has also started to show on my stomach, hands, arms, and my face is now insanely DRY, and there are tiny bumps. My ears are also dry, and the skin around my eyes is a tad puffy.
After wracking my brain over what on earth could have caused this, I came to the conclusion that it started to really affect me after I took down my Christmas Tree. It was really dry by the time I got it down, and pine needles were everywhere. I googled pine needle allergy, and this is what I found:
“Touching pine trees or their products produces a red, itchy rash in some individuals. Hives or blisters may form and linger until after contact with the allergens has ceased.”
I’m beginning to think I might need to scrub my house. That or I’m allergic to my hubby’s cats. (which would really suck)
We didn’t live together until we got married, but the cats never bothered me much before…
I don’t know whether to suck it up and wait to see a Doctor on Monday, or go to the ER tonight.
I just got new insurance and live in a new town, so I don’t even have a primary care doctor at the moment.