The lilac bouquets are long gone, but the poison Ivy is lingering on.
It started as a few lines and splotches on my left arm but now encompasses the whole thing. It spread to my other arm, my chest (this may be the worst area), my thigh, and is beginning to show up on my (already itchy) pregnant stomach. I'm not sure why the rash is still spreading a week later, but it is.
The funny thing is that I have never reacted to poison Ivy before. This is new territory for me. I had been exposed many times, but never ever reacted. I was barely exposed this time (we found a dead vine I must have somehow brushed against) and am reacting like the world's most allergic person. I'm chalking it up to "weird pregnancy stuff" because I can.
I am extremely uncomfortable, and... this is where you come in.
I would love any advice you have to offer.
Any ideas on how to make it heal faster or at the very least stop itching so horribly that I wake up every two hours feeling I am covered in fire ants?
My husband has had it a zillion times, but his advice is to wait it out, that's what he does. (Thanks Luke.)
In the meantime I am kind of literally on pins and needles waiting for some relief.