what is happening to me now?

@lynboobsy11 (11347)
Philippines
June 20, 2012 8:08pm CST
Im itching all over my body now, i just wake up and have to go out to open the gate because she will be going to school. When i put on my slippers there is a sudden itch i felt on my toes. It is super itchy, i ignored it i just maybe a ants bite. But i felt that it was going up through my entire body up to my head. I hardly typing one coz my hands and fingers are swelling. I already took a antihistamine pill. Any first aid you can suggest, i felt the itchy so much.
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@Hatley (163677)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jun 12
lynboobsy get to your doctor as this allergy may need more than just benadryl or a larger dose and in IV form. if nothing else get to an e r and let them help yo u instead of self doctoring. the symptoms you describe tookl me to the ER where I discovered myswelled up arms with all the scratches were Cat scratch fever so had antihistamine with antibiotic IV and was to stay til all the fluid went in., small ants can bite and cause a terrific allergic reaction needing a stronger antihistamine then we have in our med shelves at home.the swelling had to have medical attention and at once too. go to the ER or your doctor ER is faster please so not self doctor.let us know how you come out take care please.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Hi ms hatley, thanks for the concern Im just came in from the doctor and she me a shot of anti-allergy and some tablet that i will take if the sore on my foot where the bite is affected is still itchy after 6 hrs. This is the first time that it happens to me that i feel nervous and scared.
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@GardenGerty (93498)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jun 12
hey, guys, Hatley is back. . . yay!!! I just got online. Tooo much work this week. I am glad, lynboobsy that you went to get medical treatment. Sometimes those kinds of problems can lead to anaphylactic shock where your airway actually swells shut. What was it that bit you, do you know?
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
24 Jun 12
Yes Ms. Hatley was back . Still I don't know who bites me but now since the swelling is gone I can see where is the mark it is between my smalls toes I can hardly see the mark but I can feel it when I touches it.
@GardenGerty (93498)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jun 12
If you have any kind of swelling, the rash goes over your whole body, etc. you need to seek immediate medical attention. I would look inside your slippers for some kind of insect or bug that could have stung you or any local biting creature. The antihistamine is a good first step, and a second step is to maybe drink something high in caffeine to open your airway up but if you were here near me, I would take you to the emergency room.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Thanks ms. GG it seems the pill is quite effective it is almost two hours when it happened and the itch is relief but still my hands and the foot that has the bite is swelling. Im still observing myself, my friend is coming here, and we will see if we will go to the doctor.
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@Hatley (163677)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jun 12
go to the ER please, this is not something you should self medicate I know from experience and the fact that they can push antihistamimes into your system via IV much faster and better for you than self doctoring.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
I already did they give me a shot of anti allergy and I have some medicines to take too. Thanks
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• India
21 Jun 12
I mostly use of medicinal plants like tulasi to get rid from them. I think you can use the same. This will help you to cure all your problems when some insects bite you. Grid thulasi leaves well and just put them on the place where the insect bites you. This will cure you.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Thanks twb, but i don't know where to find thulasi here in my place, but i put it on my notes if i saw that plant i will try to plant it on my garden.
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• United States
21 Jun 12
I also experienced this intense itching. It might be a type of mite called itch mite. Upon biting, you get very itchy. If not, then I don't know..You can try applying lotion. It helps reduce itching (:
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Maybe it is a feather or something like a hairy caterpillar that landed on my slipper and left some hair that irritate my skin.
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@allknowing (58030)
• India
21 Jun 12
I normally take Avil 25 which takes care of any allergies that result in itching. I have not had it in years though.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Im glad that you did not have it fir years it is very hard to experience it.
@allknowing (58030)
• India
21 Jun 12
By now you must have got rid of your itching and if so how did you do it?
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
I went to the doctor and they give me a shot of anti-allergy and some pills to take for the sore on my foot. Thanks
@Austina (92)
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
Perhaps you should check on a dermatologist or a doctor immediately specially if this is your first time.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
Yes I will thanks and Welcome to Mylot.
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
Thank you for your warm welcome.
@jeth88 (68)
• Manila, Philippines
23 Jun 12
I think you are allergy with something else. Try to consult your doctor first and tell this thing. You need their advices.. Hope you become okay soon.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
24 Jun 12
I'm already fine now even the swelling is gone. Thanks!
@savypat (20248)
• United States
22 Jun 12
Can you find what you are allergic to? If so can you avoid it? This sounds like it may be growing into a very dangerous situation that may even threaten your life. You may need to carry an eppie pen in case of shock.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
23 Jun 12
It is kind of hairy caterpillar but I don't see the caterpillar , I know the hair that caused me itchy. I'll just take care next time.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
22 Jun 12
Others have said emergency room and I would say the same. I know it's been hours since the itch but the fact you swelled up is not good. I'd have called and asked someone in the medical profession about it. We have hotlines over here like the poison control center to help, but yours isn't a posion thing.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
22 Jun 12
Thanks, I'm really observing myself if I'm in poison until my friend came and tell me that she will come with me to go to the doctor. She is also worried about me.
@suzzy3 (8370)
21 Jun 12
All I can suggest is drinking plenty of water,have you any calamine lotion that will take the itch out of it.you should really see a doctor,have you changed your washing powder or eating something different.See a doctor because this is not right,take care.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
22 Jun 12
thanks suzzy, I already put some cream and it's fine now.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
21 Jun 12
go see your doctor, or just put some cream on your fight maybe you have dry skin
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
22 Jun 12
thanks I do put hydrochortisone cream and it's getting better now.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
21 Jun 12
Equate Brand of Chlor Trimeton (Chlor Tabs) - The best anti-itch medicine around! Non drowsy!
When I get to itching like that and it won't stop, I'll take the generic brand of Chlor Trimeton (Chlor Tabs) and I get it at Walmart so it's brand name is Equate which is a whole lot cheaper than the name brand. If the itching is really bad then I'll take two tablets and it works like a charm without making me drowsy like Benadryl does.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
22 Jun 12
Thanks I will put the name in my note and I will try to find it here since it is a generic brand so I have a reference next time it will happened to me again.
• China
21 Jun 12
I got same problems 20 years ago, at that time, I was a student of middle school. I felt itchy every where on my body, It was like mosquito bite all over my body. I can not sleep, I scratched all the time, My mother find a branch of camphor tree, and cooked it in the water. With the hot water of camphor wood, she washed me. It was a magic, after I was washed, I did not feel itchy any more.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
22 Jun 12
Hmm I don't know about camphor tree but I will try to ask my mother about it.
• India
21 Jun 12
Hi friend, sad to hear about this. Consult with your doctor about this issue and follow his prescription, surely you will get cure soon and my wishes for it
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Thanks Vid I already did.
@bunnybon7 (34420)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Jun 12
its the same as i told my daughter last week to go have it checked out. she had the same thing and never went just took Benedryl. my son said it could be nerves because she broke out years ago with the same thing. but some people just wont go to the doctor.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
It is better to consult rather self medication just to make sure that we are safe.
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Oh dear, hope you are fine , I mean at least some relief after taking meds. If it doesn't subsides better see a doctor.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
My friend decided to bring me to the doctor, it is quite good now and i felt sleepy now because of the shot.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Oh my i am not an expert at this lyn but what you did taking antihistamine is the first thing that also came into my mind, maybe something bit you that makes you allergic.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Still i don't know the reason jazel, i can see some small rushes coming out. My friend told me to wipe some vinegar through my body and i already done it. I hope the pill act fast.
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@johndur (3050)
• Pasig, Philippines
24 Jun 12
the first thing that i will do is throw the slippers that caused all that in the garbage can...then consult a doctor just to make sure it is something not serious...