Yesterday my hands suddenly became very itchy, turned red with some welt/hive things. There was minor swelling and the itching was driving me insane. There was some blistering in areas, many of which popped open.
And of course I was trying to convince myself that I had some terrible flesh eating bacteria thing going on - because I'm
This morning, I awoke with a terrible headache, which I can't seem to shake. And I have a dry itchy patch on my face. The type of patch which usually means I've eaten something with peanuts in it.
After a little research, I found that the hand thing can also be a symptom of a food allergy.
I did have lunch yesterday at my favorite Asian buffet restaurant. And all I can figure is that I must not have been paying careful attention to the signs, or something with peanuts or peanut butter wasn't marked - and I ate it.
Needless to say I am not happy about this development. I have so much I need to get done today, but all I want to do is take some more benedryl, something for the headache, and snooze on the couch for the afternoon.
UPDATE: I can report that things have have improved. I have no new redness, swelling or itching of the hands so far today. But my poor hands look terrible from the sores left where the blisters popped.