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On Monday March 19th, I woke up really itchy and noticed I had broken out in hives all over my back in my sleep (in first picture above). I didn’t think much of it, assuming I had eaten something I was allergic to. I rubbed a liquid benedryl cream on it and went on with my day and it seemed to go away on its own within a few hours. The next morning I woke up with it again. And then again. And again. I’ve continued to wake up with it every morning since then and it’s not just in my sleep that it appears. Coming home from work one evening, I got it shortly after laying down on the couch for a few minutes. It began on my neck and then began to spread all over my face. So it seems to mainly come at night except for a few instances when I began to get it all over my face and neck. It only appears when I’m at home and goes away when I’m at work or out doing something. I’ve seen a doctor about it and she didn’t seem too concerned... she told me it was hives and that it is most likely caused by something external rather than internal (something that I’m eating that I’m possibly allergic to) because it goes away and doesn’t continue to stay on my body throughout the entire day. The main reason I am concerned is because it seems that every day I get it, it’s getting worse. At first it was only on my back but now it is all over my body including my neck, face and scalp. I am writing this post covered in a rash and my lip looks like I have bad lip injections because it is on my lip too, causing it to swell. I’ve narrowed it down to a couple of things I think it can be... one being possibly my dog. It’s been a month since I bathed him and I think something on his fur can be causing this reaction. I also think it could possibly be mold in my house. We have bad plumbing and neighbors in the complex have experienced mold growing because of the plumbing as well. We have had a couple of leaks in our house and don’t know that they were properly taken care of. Please help me. I am so tired of this rash and I am nervous it will keep getting worse.
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