• 2 months ago

    Allergic reaction

    Last Thursday I woke up to my throat closing making it hard to breath, I had hives all over my body and drove myself to the Medexpress down the street. They check my throat right away and said it was very swollen. They gave me a steroid shot had me wait about 15 min until the swelling went down and told me to go to the ER to be observed. I get to the ER they take me right back, did not check my throat, ears, or anything but my heart rate they did. The doctor comes in says "oh you don't look too bad", not ever checking me out, asks me what happened and I explained. She sends me home with prednisone (steroids), ranitidine (zantac), loratadine (claritin) the next day I am feeling better and the hives are slowly going away but my throat still feels swollen. Saturday the hives are smaller, still talking the medicine but my throat is hurts and burning. Sunday I wake up and my throat is swollen and burning so bad I was driving myself crazy, my mom drives me to the hospital to find out I have strep throat as well, they add on to my medications by giving me amoxicillin and naproxen for pain. Monday and tuesday I am feeling much better, wednesday I wake up and my face and lips are swollen and I am starting to break out in hives in my face, neck and ears. I continue to take all the medicines I am one, today is now Thursday, I have finished the steroid but woke up to my face, neck and ears more swollen and the hives getting worse and burning. I am unsure what else to do? Do i go back to the ER ? I took benadryl, zantac, claritin, the antibiotics I was prescribed still today and all its doing is making me tired not making any of the swelling or hives go away. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!


  • 1 month ago

    RE: Allergic reaction

    I am so sorry this is happening to you! Do you have any idea what is causing this reaction? It sounds like you're still being exposed to whatever is triggering the hives and swelling. If it's still going on I would definitely go back to the doctor/hospital and ask for more tests. Hope you're doing better!