Posted 3/13/2006 2:24 AM (GMT -6)
I'm severely allergic to ant bites and one will flare, swell big, burn, pimple up, ooze liquid, itch like crazy and goes through my whole blood stream until I feel whatever they put in ya, over my whole body and some of the localized junk lasts for three months.
Today I stood in an ant hill unawares and got at minumum of 10 bites.
I don't get the inability to breath, but I'm shaking pretty bad and I just took a second dose of 50 mg. benadryl, besides my anti-anxiety sleep meds plus Lopressor for my heart.
This doesn't feel like anxiety at all ... but I'm just shaking and heart is taching and of course the ant bites are doing all I mentioned in the top line here.
As I wait for my Dr. to get in the office ... could anybody tell me what else I can do besides the benadryl ?
My Dr. told me, that each time I get bit, the allergic reaction will get worse.
I'm scared that he was right ... but he meant "one" bite and this is at least 10.
Last year when I got the one bite, I had to sleep with an ice pack on it just to get some sleep and it lasted, as I already said, 3 months.
Would appreciate any of you allergy people's opinions or advice.
Thank you all very much.