Friday, June 11, 2010

Allergic Reaction?

I got a little too much sun on Tuesday/Wednesday so in hopes of the pink going away quicker, I used some Ocean Potion Ice. It is a instant burn relief lotion with aloevera, lidocaine, and tea tree extract.

I soothed it on my light pink burn (upper chest area only, thank goodness) on Wednesday afternoon and again before going to bed that evening. I woke up Thursday morning to a rash and the worse case of itching I have ever experienced. I suddenly realized that I had used this lotion once before and also had a reaction.

I used benedryl cream on it to soothe the itching on Thursday and Friday, with little success.  I itched so badly by Friday evening that I went to the clinic. The doctor on call gave me a shot, a prescription, and a cream. He even gave me a refill in case it happened again. I told him I hoped I didn't need it again because that lotion was going in the TRASH! Larry and I think I was allergic to the lidocaine in the lotion. Of course, I guess it could have been one of the other ingredients also, but I have used other aloe vera before.

I would have waited it out a couple of more days to see if it would go away before going to the doctor, but I did not want to have this rash and itching while we were on vacation.

So, this is probably goodbye for over a week while we go on a much needed family vacation. I'll post pictures and stories when I return.  (I am sneaking a couple of quilting magazines in my suitcase to read at the pool or on the beach.) What a life!!!!

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!


  1. Have a wonderful time!!! Glad you got the rash taken care of so you can enjoy yourself.

  2. no fun having a reaction - the meds should work quickly and you will have fun on your trip!

  3. Oh no! I hope you don't itch too badly while you're on vacation. Have a great time with your family!

  4. I'm sure glad to read you went to the Dr. No fun itching and being uncomfortable on vacation.



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