The Big Itch of 2014

the big itchI’ve been straight up ITCHY with, what I think is, heat rash. It started a week ago. Just around my hips and inner thighs, and then it spread down my legs, up to my stomach, and down my arms.

I’m NON-STOP ITCHING.

I’ve been getting some slight relief from my Pure Fiji Dilo Rescue Body Spray — seriously it’s doing better things than Cortisone. But still… I even couldn’t sleep one night because of the torturous itching.

And you KNOW scratching it feels SOOOO GOOOOOOD. I can’t stop. But the moment I stop scratching… oh man…

I’m going insane.

And because of this itch, I can’t go outside because it’s disgusting hot in LA, I’m bailing on my weekly hikes with my friends, and I can’t wear fun clothes. I’ve been stuck inside (during the day) for a week with the AC blasting, wearing this cotton Costco dress 24/7.

If it was heat rash, wouldn’t it go away once I stopped being hot? I know it’s NOT an allergic reaction to food, soap, detergent, animals… because everything has stayed the same.

So WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS and WHEN WILL IT END?

But mostly, does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to stop The Big Itch.

7 thoughts on “The Big Itch of 2014

  1. Laura

    Benadryl….. (the first thing I thought when i I saw the photo before reading was you are wearing your cute costco dress we both got years ago;)

    1. meganfinley

      I’ve been taking Benadryl. But I have to take it at night, bc if I take it during the day, I pass out during work time. But still… it’s not doing anything but making me get to sleep even when I itch.

  2. KathyRo

    Um… is it wrong for me to like the Costco dress? Because I won’t if I’m not supposed to. It’s just that I can’t tell if you mean “Costco” like “this awful dress I got from a wretched big box store” or if you mean “Costco” like “look it’s just where I got it; don’t over-think this”.

    1. meganfinley

      HA!!!! I totally LOLed at that. And for the record, it was “look it’s just where I got it; don’t over-think this.” But, as my mom pointed out in her comment above, I got this dress YEARS ago, and it’s worn out beyond all shape. Therefor, it’s not a “wear this in the day time in public” dress.

  3. Katherine

    I know this is kind of cringe worthy but are you sure it isn’t fungal? The itching could be fungal and it will spread if you don’t treat it. It may be worth treating a spot with an over the counter cream just to see.

    1. meganfinley

      Good news! After two weeks, my buddy hooked me up with some itch cream he got from a doctor (HE’S insured) and it cleared right up! I’m itch-free finally!

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