I'm breaking into hives all over my chest and arms. My torso, arms, and even scalp itch. My eyelids and palms of my hands are swelling. I developed a hacking cough, but that went away and my nose started draining a lot. I could very well be imagining the thickness in my throat. I took two Benadryl once (as I was scratching furiously) I noticed the hive under my arm. Now my nose is entirely stuffed.
As much as people hate medical questions...I did try finding a nursing hotline with little success.
So who can I call next?
Or simply, how do I know that I need medical attention? Could I just sleep it off? Should I try to stay awake for a while? Last time my seasonal allergies got really bad and my eyes swelled up, the ER just gave me Benadryl as I sat in the waiting room for hours. Got a once-over from the ER doc, then was sent home. (I'm currently in Burke, VA, if that helps...far away from home.)
Could I simply take more Benadryl?