DH had his second trip to the doctor in as many days. Somewhere along the line he picked up poison oak. (Remember, we both have bad eyes) He thought he had been bitten by ants when he worked in the yard on Sunday. He felt like he had things crawling around on himself and was brushing himself all over. I looked carefully, I couldn't see anything. Maybe he had flea bites? Perhaps he had gotten into a big nest of chiggers…
Yesterday he looked like he had a bad case of mini-hives. I looked carefully and asked if he had been in poison oak. He said no, he had just been out in the yard. His eye was starting to swell shut, his nose was increasing in size and everywhere he had big red blotches.
He went to the doctor; they gave him a shot and anti-itch pills. He was in agony it was making him really miserable. I don't think he slept much last night.
This morning his eye was a little better but other spots were flaring up. He scratched some of them (!) and the blisters on his hands were dripping all over. He was to the point that he couldn't bend his fingers; I needed to drive him to the doctor. She gave him Rx for anti-biotic for the beginning of impetigo and a prednisone pack. At the drugstore he bought some more anti-itch lotion for $10 (for crying out loud – kick 'em when they're down, I tell ya!).
I read up online for home remedies and the only one I would trust would be the Fels-Naptha that I haven't been able to find.
I hope this new stuff does the trick, he is plum miserable.