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Not sure I’m in the right place but here goes. Started itching Monday night in bed. Freaked out and thought it was bed bugs. Tuesday morning saw the red welts all over. Some were huge. The size of dinner plates.
Went to my family doctor who put me on a cocktail of Benadryl at bedtime and Zantac and Claritin twice a day. Wasn’t better by the evening and I was of course freaking out about anaphylactic issues. Added a steroid and said If I were to have anaphylactic issues it would have already happened. Went to allergist Today. Changed the cocktail to Zantac and Claritin up to 4 times a day (plus steroids). Allergist also said anaphylactic would have already happened. I’ve taken 3 doses today and minimal relief. How long do these meds take to kick in? I have two huge welts on my legs. I think because I wore jeans to my allergist and I could literally feel them heating up. They’ve been there longer than any others.
I’m inanely itchy and Benadryl at least gave me some relief for about 3-4 hours but now I can only take at bedtime.
Any advice is appreciated and I also live alone so I’m scared of the anaphylactic thing!
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