Friday, May 09, 2008

Diagnosis: Contact Dermatitis

My allergic skin reaction got worse today at work. We were cleaning up our area, with dust flying everywhere, and it flared up. I've got bumps all up my arms, and now a bit around my eyes, nose, and upper lip, and ear lobes. Now we've kind of come to the conclusion that it wasn't the liquid chemical spilled on me, but rather the fine powder from sanding the materials post-casting. Lucky me, sickly child.

So around 5, I went to our medic and talked to her. She wrote me up a form to take to an urgent care clinic to have it checked out (thankfully, work pays for it since it's under worker's comp). I was going to swing by the clinic after work, but Kit said to go ahead and go. So I went to the clinic in Bee Caves, since close to where I live. The clinic is really nice and new. I guess some things are nice living in a richy rich area. Not like some of the urgent care clinics I've been to in Austin! So anyways, the diagnosis is contact dermatitis. I got a cortizone shot in my ass, and they said it should start to clear up in about 2 days.

I took a nice hot oatmeal bath tonight, bought some kids strength benadryl (since the adult stuff kicks my ass for 3 days). I should be good to go. Work again in the morning, 6:30am!


Blogger Katrina said...

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