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CrazyDaisy
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   Posted 3/10/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I was out trimming my ***** Willow Tree on Sunday night. By Monday night, I had a rash all over my body. It looked a lot like hives. It was all over my body: my face and neck, scalp, behind my ears, my chest, stomach, thighs, knees, feet, butt. I'm not sure if it is poison ivy, or allergy to the tree or pollen. I took a claritin last night and tonight, and it took the rash away. I was wondering if anyone can tell me how long I should take the claritin? All I saw on the packaging was that you can only take one every 24 hours.
 
Thanks a lot
 
Daisy

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   Posted 3/10/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
This definately sounds like an allergic reaction to the P willow tree. I would say just take the Clariten for another day or so and see what happens. Also be sure to wash everything that you came in contact with including bed sheets - unless you took a shower before going to bed?
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CrazyDaisy
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   Posted 3/11/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks a lot for the reply. I think I did wash all of the stuff I was in contact with already, so I should be ok. The rash took me off guard because that's the first time that happened to me. I mean, I've had rashes, just not any where near that much.
 
I recently started getting rashes from band-aids and medical tape too, but the rash for those is only where the glue is, so it wasn't that big. The band-aids are worse than the medical tape, though, because I ended up with a couple of scabs from them. I had called my doctor to see what I could use instead of band-aids, and they never answered me. They left a message on my machine and told me to call them back only if I was concerned about the burn.  The burn is on my stomach so it's kinda hard to use that self-adhesive stuff since I'm a fairly large person.
 
Anyway, thanks again for the reply. I really appreciate it and will definitely take it another night or two.

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm allergic to bandaids. I think you might have devoloped a plastic allergy. Have you tried the fabric bandaids yet? Also, its been awhile since I've surgery but I think there is a thing called cloth tape. You might want to try that. I personally am ok with co band so I use that a lot. I also just do a lot of direct pressure til I clot and stop bleeding. For the burn, dont cover it. You can use some aloe vera gel to help the pain and healing. You can aso pick up some burn relief ointment with an antiobotic (like neosporin, you catch the drift) to keep out infection. Also next time you break out,. try benedryl....it is a miracle what it does when your red hehe
 
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CrazyDaisy
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   Posted 3/17/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, Smurfy. I've used cloth tape, fabric band-aids, hypo-allergenic paper tape, regular band-aids, basically I've tried it all (at least that I know of). They all leave a rash. Except the self adhesive band-aids, which you need to wrap all the way around for it to stay on. I wasn't sure if it would be worth going to an allergist to get tested for different types of allergies or not. Can they test for an allergy to the glue on the tape?
 
 
It's kinda hard for me to not wear band-aids when I injure myself (which, thankfully, doesn't happen very often) because I work in a kitchen, and it has to be bandaged up with something.
 
 
Thanks for the tips.
 
Daisy

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 3/17/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I reckon there is a test for it. You know I just had a strange idea. I react when it touches the skin. Including hospital bracelets (what a funny allergy ****). Anyhow having such a interesting allergy to hospital bracelets and you just "have to wear it" you would be shocked what we came up with. One time we used casting tissue and wrapped it all around my wrist. I never broke out cuz it didnt touch me. Another time I uhh had layers on and I took off my tank top and we put the tank top around my arm then taped it. I dont recommend taking your shirt off your back...but perhaps have some long rags set aside then use co band thinner than the rags. There of, its not touching. For bleeding try some gauze pads with some ointment to prevent sticking or some non stick pads then the rag around the pad then the coband. I tend to get creative but it gets the job done lol
 
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CrazyDaisy
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   Posted 3/17/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
That's a good idea. I'll have to try that. Thanks
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