Photos of Poison Ivy Rashes

On Friday, November 18th I woke up about 4:30am after 7 hours of sleep, both exhausted and very itchy. I took an hour long hot shower, to distract myself from the itchiness for a while, and then got up to do some work. I lasted until about 8:30am, went to sleep, and woke up again at 11am. Bob is incredibly itchy too.

Interestingly, the rashes are fairly gone now. So it's not that we have giant red rashes any more. My wrists are noticeably darker where they were infected, but certainly not bubbly or weeping any more.

poison ivy rash

poison ivy rash

My stomach rashes are nearly faded away.

poison ivy rash

poison ivy rash

However, even though it might seem that now we should not be itchy, now our entire bodies itch. It is as if the entire skin layer is itchy rather than just the rashes. Before we could put cream on a specific rash and know that the rash was being covered. Now we would have to coat our entire body in cream. We called the doctor and they'd make us come back in and see them again to get more drugs. Plus I have a wine dinner on Sunday and I can't drink while on steroids which would make the wine dinner less than fun.

So for now we suffer ...

Poison Ivy Rash Photos - the 2011 outbreak


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