|I've mostly stopped itching.|
My boss took myself, my manager, our receptionist and another assistant out to lunch at The Keg. Great lunch, great company. About five minutes after we got back to the office (we're a five minute walk away), my face went bright red and started to burn. I started to get all blotchy in my chest area. And then I start to itch like crazy. My face and chest, then ears, then arms, fingers and (now as it's mostly faded away) my knees and lower legs. AHHH!!!
Oh crap, I'm having a stupid allergic reaction! I get this with alcohol and it's actually not an allergy as much as an intolerance. But I don't have any known allergies. Sigh.
But since I could be pregnant and can't take most meds, I can't take Ben.adryl or most other antihistamines (I looked it up and it's iffy). So I quickly researched the matter with Dr.Google and discovered that green tea has natural antihistamines! Great, sign me up.
I'm almost done 2 large mug-fulls and while I have traces of the reaction, it's simmered down to a background irritation rather than the panic inducing burn and itch. Good thing I actually like green tea...