+drsolly Posted May 17, 2011 Share Posted May 17, 2011 I came back from caching about a week ago, and on the drive back, I was feeling very itchy. When I got home, I looked in the mirror, and I had a big red rash. Very heavy on the left of my neck, fairly heavy on the right neck, also on the upper inner right arm, and on the place on my chest that the upper inner right arm touches. It's a rash of small red spots on the skin; also my whole right arm was "gooseflesh". My left arm was almost spot-free. It was *very* itchy. I went to a chemist and got some anti-allergy pills (which I don't think helped) and a tube of anti-allergy cream (which did make it less itchy). For a couple of days, I went topless (in the privacy of my home), because I couldn't bear anything touching my neck. I'm feeling a lot better now; the itchiness has died down, but I've still got the rash, and I'm going out caching tomorrow. Question. Has anyone else had anything like this? And I have no idea what caused it (I do know it wasn't nettles), has anyone got any ideas? Because I'd very much like to avoid it in future. I didn't notice any Giant Hogweed, and that's not something you wouldn't notice, so I don't think it was that. Pollen? But then why would it only affect very specific places as described above? So I'm baffled. Any ideas? Quote Link to comment
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