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    Default How long for an allergic reaction to go back down

    Warning- may be a TMI one...

    So, the setting on my washing machine was changed, and I didn't realise. Until I had many articles of clothing, still full of washing powder, against sensitive skin in a hot environment.

    Hey presto - reaction in an area you really don't want to have one...

    Anyone experienced this before. All clothes have been rewashed and antihistamines helped remove all the itch, but the hives! I'm using Savlon as per the recommendation from chemist (there's a fun conversation) but does anyone have an idea on how long it will take for them to actually go?

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    Default Re: How long for an allergic reaction to go back down

    Bugger! Any time I've had hives they've not lasted more than 24 hours. Though, mine have never been in that area.... hope it goes away soon.

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    Usually if I have hives & take Zyrtec the hives go in 10 - 15 minutes. Are you sure it's hives & not something else? Maybe it's a more severe type of contact dermatitis? I would hope it would settle within 24 hours, if not I'd be going to the Doctor ... although with tomorrow being Christmas Day that isn't going to be easy is it? I hope you feel better soon!

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    Eeek, doesnt sound pleasant. Like PP said, roughly 24 hours for me last time I had an allergic reaction to washing powder..though the reaction came from using a bath towel washed with powder I was allergic to, so the towel had less time in contact with my skin than Im assuming your clothes did.

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    Oh yay

    The chemist suggested that it was likely also heat rash / stress at the same time. JOY for JOY Tempted to call the afterhours doctors now lol

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    I have no idea but would a cold compress help??


    From the mayo clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv...-home-remedies more at the link
    • Apply cool, wet compresses. Covering the affected area with bandages and dressings can help soothe the skin and prevent scratching.
    • Take a comfortably cool bath. To relieve itching, sprinkle the bath water with baking soda, uncooked oatmeal or colloidal oatmeal — a finely ground oatmeal that is made for the bathtub (Aveeno, others).
    I really hope it passes soon

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    I guess I shouldn't really call it hives anymore. It's got no heat and the itch is gone too. It's just... lumps. Like pimples but with nothing in them.


 

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