Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I is for Itchy!
One of my kids got hives at age seven or eight from an allergic reaction to a medication. The doctor said the hives could last for weeks. My child kept screaming, "Itchy!" I kept screaming, "Don't scratch it!" It was two weeks I won't soon forget.
My older kids and I all have overstated reactions to bug bites, spider bites especially. The itchiness lasts for weeks, and cortisone cream only takes the edge off a little.
If there is a hell, which I suspect there is, I fear mine will be an eternity of itchiness from a hundred spider bites - with the cortisone cream just out of reach. I could handle the bitey part and even the spiders, but not the itchiness. So I try to be good.
This post is part of the 2012 A to Z Challenge.