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The Further Adventures of Rash Girl (Scratchville part 2)

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:25pm
So. Scratch Tests (aka Intradermal skin testing). Not much fun. They tested me with 12 shots (and a control) by injecting a little bit of the allergen under my skin. So I have a few track marks left tonight. But only the last 5 really hurt and then I got some apple juice. Whee!

Apparently I'm one of a handful of patients who is *highly* allergic to grass. I'm also allergic to dogs, cats, weeds, dust, and mold. But not trees. Go trees!

The minute I got in the car, I popped the Benadryl, came home, took zyrtec, and then conked out as promised. After eating dinner tonight, I looked down and.....

.....the DAMN RASH was back on both arms. It's spreading again but thankfully isn't itchy. I'm not gonna bother knocking on wood. I should have the allergist on speed-dial. She's going to love me.

You know, in the grand scheme of things, I know in my head this is not a big deal. But my nerves are raw (both literally and figuratively. Spiritually. Ecumenically. Gotta love Captain Jack. I need rum.)

Since my sister has been through allergy testing before, I called my mom to see if she had experienced post-testing spottiness. My mom ran though the possibilities (benadryl, zyrtec, cat on the bed, foods...).

"Or maybe you're just....... weird."

"That is SO something Dr. House would say."

Labels: Allergies, House M.D., rash, Scratch Test

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