my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Monday, November 06, 2006

itchy, sleepy weekend

My zebra sock is not done. I haven't touched it since Friday on the subway. I slept on the bus home. I slept at home on the couch with Molly-Bo. I did housework and read Saturday. Then hubby and I went to the Knicks game. Yesterday, was church and some seaming on Go with the Flow. After B went to bed, so did I, with itcy skin and hives. Wine with dinner and two benadryl knocked me out cold.

I don't know what's going on with my skin lately. I've got no discernale rash, but I've been having these outrageous itchy episodes. Twice, I've had to shower with the allergy shampoo we got for the dog. Last night it didn't help so much. I know I should scratch, but it's driving me crazy. I think I need to seriously re-assess my skin wash and lotions.


Susan said...

Oh, I hope you're feeling better. I've been a big fan of Aveeno lotion for years -- it does the job better than anything else I've tried, but I don't know about whether the ingredients are likely to aggravate allergies.

CygKnit said...

Do you have an idea what might be causing the itch? Something external like a new detergent, or something internal like a food?

I'm allergic to everything, it seems, and have been taking (prescription) benadryl since I was 5. ZZzzzzzzz.

Netter said...

I'm really hoping it's just dry skin or a reaction to a body wash. We use "free" detergents and I've not eaten anything new.