A lady I work with got into the poison oak REAL bad and she went to the doctor for a shot of cortozone and the doctor said, no, that wasn't strong enough, and he gave her something REAL strong for it (she was wired, lol). So it may be that you can also get something strong enough to kill the reaction.
She was telling me that fingernail polish placed on an itchy spot would kill the itch. She had such large patches of rash on her body that she actually sprayed herself with clear paint, LOL. She said it did last her until she could get to the doctor, who was a little surprised by that technique, but shrugged it off. I don't know if I would ever be that desparate, because something about that just doesn't sound right, but it didn't hurt her, I can say that. Obviously you can't do that internally.
Besides looking at allergies, which is the first stop, they need to also check you for autoimmune diseases, as some of those can manifest themselves on the skin. Make sure they test you for ALL allergies. I have heard of some people developing really weird allergies to things like the sun and to water.
LOL, Keriamon... no I don't think I'll "paint" myself there.
It's great to hear from you people. I'd never have thought to ask about autoimmune diseases. I'll have to mention that to him. He is good at hunting down things, it's just that he likes to eliminate one thing at a time, which makes sense, of course. At least that way we don't get confused about what was helping what. I have had allergy tests but nothing showed up. Maybe another go at it would be a good thing, too.
Thanks so much.
Bumblepie, I just moved your post around a bit to make it easier to see what you've quoted and what your reply is. Hope you don't mind. -- x x x Lil
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