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Contracted rash after spending day in field with long grass in CT. What is it?

Old 06-13-2019, 05:54 AM
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Default Contracted rash after spending day in field with long grass in CT. What is it?

Spent all day in a field this past Sunday, Came home with a rash consisting of small bumps that itch terribly, particularly as I sleep.

We do have pets but they all have flea collars and are groomed on a regular basis. Traveled on business the last 2 days and still not any better.

Stripped the bed at home and washed everything.

Does not seem like Poison Ivy. Maybe poison sumac?

Any ideas? Go to a walk in clinic?

Thanks
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:55 AM
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Poison ivy/oak/sumac

as a youth I wasnít allergic to any of these. I would climb up huge poison ivy vines like Tarzan in south Louisiana. I donít think Iím allergic now but why take the chance.
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Atleast you didn't get the rash from a titty bar. Always tough to explain that one.
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chiggers
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Were you alone in the field?
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:59 AM
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chiggers
That would be my first and second guess as well.
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Are the bumps raised but flat across? or weeping? Throw some aloe on it.
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Do you have allergies??
did you recently change soaps washer detergents or softeners??
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chiggers or nettles
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put some cortisone cream on it and take a benedryl!
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Herpes
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:24 AM
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Sounds like redbugs/chiggers. If so sit in a pool for a spell to let chlorine work on them, or use some dog flea and tick shampoo.
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Deer ticks?
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Poison Ivy will spread. Chiggers don't and they are every bit as itchy.
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Pics of rash..........
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Sounds like chiggers, they are itchy as hell. I get them all the time picking weeds in my yard. Currently have one in a very unfavorable location. I used to follow the advice of applying nail polish to each one, that never did jack except make a mess. I recently read that swabbing them a couple times/day with rubbing alcohol was helpful and have been doing that this year when I have them. It definitely reduced the time that they remain irritating. It burns a little but also soothes the itch and kills the chigger.
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Da aids, you got em.

Probably chiggers. You probably would've figured this out before now, but a very small percentage of people are allergic to grass.
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Hard to tell without seeing the rash.
Could be sap from a poison plant (ivy, sumac, oak, etc)
Could be mites (chiggers)...it's that time of year...late spring/early summer.
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