This rash, it itches.
June 24, 2007 10:18 AM Subscribe
What the hell is this rash?
posted by kbanas to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, so, I woke up in the middle of the night (or, more exactly, around 6 in the morning) with intense itching around my waist. I stumbled in the bathroom to see what in the world was going on - and there appeared to be several bumps ranging in size all over my waist line - front and back. I guess you could call them hives, I guess. Some are quite small, some are maybe the size of a quarter or more - they are raised and slightly red and they itch and itch and itch. There also appears to be some skin which is just splotchy and red, and not raised or itchy, but this could just be caused by excess itching on my part.
I applied some calamine lotion and the itching subsided to the point where I could go back to sleep, which may not have been wise, but whatever, I was tired.
I woke up to find the bumps and itching to be again prevalent, and also seemingly spread to my knees.
Then, my lip began to swell.
Then, my fingers began to itch and swell a bit.
I just took a shower, and found, much to my horror, that these splotches have now spread to my under arms.
I had sushi for lunch yesterday, and I have to admit, it tasted a little suspect. I had Taco Bell for dinner, and Taco Bell always tastes suspect. I was out mowing the lawn yesterday, in the morning, and afterwards my elbows were kind of itchy, but I figured this was because of errant mosquitoes.
I do not want to die. This has never happened to me before. I do not want my girlfriend to come over and find I have completed my metamorphosis into the Fly.
You're doctors. What's wrong with me?