Remember a few weeks ago when I got poison ivy? How about last week when I went to the beach and got stung by a jellyfish? or how about Tony getting shingles? or the ongoing rash around Saralyn’s mouth? OK I don’t think I’ve mentioned that one, but I think she has a food allergy that I can’t seem to isolate. I need to take her for a blood test or something.
Well, the jellyfish is rearing it’s ugly tentacles again. I have a reaction on my left leg and right ankle that are AMAZING. I mean, I’ve never itched so much in my whole life. The poison ivy was bad, heck, the initial sting was pretty bad, but I would take the sting again to be rid of THIS.
According to a website I just looked up:
Getting stung leaves small stingers in you… and to some people, they will cause a nasty reation.
The Cortizone may work, but it will take days, if not weeks.
You are having a histamine reaction. Heat makes it itch.. cold makes it numb. To be expected. Running an area under hot (not too hot) will itch so bad, that it will feel like a burn, and if you do it for a while, and then stop, you will find it will not itch for a while
Good luck… it is a slow recovery.
Greeeaaat… Jellyfish SUCK!
On the other hand – I feel like my family is paying some pound of flesh. The question is, is this an up front Karma payment or am I paying off some crime I have already committed?