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?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
24-12-2012 20:39 #1
How long for an allergic reaction to go back down
24-12-2012 20:42 #2
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.
Sent from my LG-P500 using BubHub
24-12-2012 20:44 #3
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!
24-12-2012 20:45 #4
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.
24-12-2012 21:01 #5
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
24-12-2012 21:37 #6
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).
24-12-2012 21:40 #7
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.
By sammyj87 in forum House & GardensReplies: 5Last Post: 22-08-2012, 21:18
By Ashleighkatee93 in forum General HealthReplies: 0Last Post: 20-05-2012, 05:54
By MrsE_MrD in forum Pregnancy & Birth General ChatReplies: 4Last Post: 25-02-2012, 21:11
Maternity ClothesLooking to buy maternity clothes? :: Check the bubhub directory of local & online maternity clothes shops :: Find ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Chickenpox after being immunised?Pro-Vaccination
PCOS, atypical hyperplasia and one loss post IVFPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Chat
Would you delay TTC because first child is starting first year of school.General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Dr Antony Lighten - Appreciation threadpregnancy and babies through IVF
The Not So Serious Vent Thread #7General Chat
Egg Donation in South Africa #14Egg Donation