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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Itchy Girl

Well I'm feeling absurdly human and mortal and subject to all the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to. I started getting some red itchy bumps last week. I didn't worry too much about it. By Saturday morning, my whole torso was covered. Then, then I was worried about it. I did the usual online research and tried the first suggestions. By yesterday, it wasn't getting any better really, so I called Kaiser and went in. We ruled out a bunch of things that it is not - not scabies, not folliculitis, not hives, etc. She said it looked like an allergic reaction to... something. I haven't lately changed laundry detergents nor bathing supplies, so that leaves probably something I ate. Going back over the list, the more likely culprit may be all the yummy fresh tomatoes from the garden. Greaaaaaaaat.

For now, the doc has me on a course of steroids to stop the reaction and get things back on track. Hopefully that will be enough to get me through my vacation without being the reddest, bumpiest girl in a bikini. Sigh. After we get back, I'll probably cut down to an extremely simple diet and add things back in slowly until we figure out what's causing it.

But really - tomatoes? I can't really imagine a diet without tomatoes. Of course, I suppose it will be better than being the itchiest girl in the world. Lord knows, this whole thing has to stop before Dickens, because while at Gaskell last Saturday, I could just wear a nice stretchy dress, that option just isn't going to work in December and wearing a corset over itchy red bumps just won't do.


  • Suddenly, a tomato allergy? Bummer! I hope that's not the real cause, because that's just too cruel.

    By Blogger SandyJ, at 11:58 AM  

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