Sometimes, I hate calling the doc because I am just plain embarrassed.
I did something dumb-ish yesterday and had to let my allergist know. While putting out the garbage cans I pulled a couple weeds from the sidewalk cracks. My left hand was swarmed by a couple of angry ants and I picked up five nasty bites. This pretty much means I don’t get another allergy shot until the new year due to their holiday schedule.
My hand is okay- two bites on the outside of my thumb, two on the web of the thumb (OW) and one on the side of my palm between my pinky and my wrist. I cleaned the bites immediately and took a benedryl but boy did they burn (and itch). I couldn’t find the hydrocortisone so I used my bite stick. Other than being zonked from the benedryl I thought I was doing okay, but the bites blistered up overnight and one ruptured. I woke up part way through the night and my hand is stiff with swelling. I have them covered today and they alternately hurt and itch. I can’t imagine what this would be like if I hadn’t been getting shots for the past year. Things are going to be a bit awkward for a few days, to say the least. *sigh*