September 15, 2006

Ridiculously Itchy

Oh man. Oh man oh man oh man. Please make it stop.

Yesterday I noticed a number of bites (accompanied by merciless itchiness) on my left arm. Knowing I was in for a rough day I took a Claritin, because, whatever it is that bit me, I'm terribly allergic to its venom / saliva / whatever. The bites are red, swollen, hot to the touch. And remarkably large. They seem to get larger as the days pass.

Last night, knowing that sleep wouldn't be easy when one is constantly compelled to scratch, I took some Benadryl, and dozed off quite nicely... but this morning... oh dear lord, it's horrible! The Claritin will take a wee bit of time to kick in, but damn, the urge to scratch is overwhelming me. My whole left arm feels hot and bumpy and I just.... need... to... scratch!!!!


posted by julie at September 15, 2006 07:04 AM


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