Tuesday, October 7, 2008

And the rash saga continues....

I went back to the dermatologist yesterday to start the allergy testing. It was interesting...a nurse put a bunch of little circle patches on my back and drew a grid to show were each one was located. She then taped it all to my upper back. It is a strange feeling! It has been on for about 24 hours now, and is starting to feel itchy. They will take the tape and patches off tomorrow, and I go back to the doctor on Friday to see what the results are. Part of me is afraid I'm gonna be allergic to stuff I can't get away from or don't WANT to give up, like milk or cats. I guess whatever shows up, I'll remove it and reintroduce stuff to see what has been causing the rash/itch!

I'm just ready for this to be O*V*E*R!

I don't have class this week cause our professor is at a conference in Mexico. Tough for him, huh?! I feel like I've been given a gift of an evening at home!

Hope ya'll are having a great week!

6 comments:

Erin said...

You poor thing! I hope they figure it out, and it's something simple.

dddiva said...

Ouch, hope it turns out not to be cats. Maybe something you don't much care for anyways. ;)

Tara @ Feels like home said...

That sounds like it really stinks. I've never had an allergy test like that. Mine have always been the kind where they scratch me all up. Good luck!

Robin said...

Golly, wonder what on earth it is? I hope you get to the bottom of it. I can just see Herb having a grand time in Mexico!

savvysuzie said...

Tons of fun there. When my brother had his allergy tests 20-odd years ago, it was all pin pricks - OUCH!

Sweet Mummy said...

Skin testing for allergies can be a real pain. It will be a good indication of what you might be allergic to, but it also does some false positives sometimes. If you leave anything on your skin under tape for 24 hours you can get irritated! LOL! I know that skin tests aren't always as accurate for food allergies, because digesting the allergenic substance is different than absorbing it through your skin.

My daughter showed up allergic to wheat and milk on the skin test, but has no issues with either one. But she didn't show up allergic to citrus, and she is highly affected by all citrus fruits, causing rashes and eczema ... Just to encourage you, no matter what they do find. It might not be as bad as it initially sounds!