Can someone please diagnose this? It's driving me crazy!

A couple days ago I got a red bump on my foot. No biggie, thought it was an ant bite. Now I had bumps on most parts of my body, and they itch like hell. They range from small to somewhat large, and they are red. They itch so bad I can't even concentrate. There isn't a lot of them, but enough to be a PITA. Right now they are on my feet, arms, toes, wrist and jaw line. I checked WebMD and it gave so many things that were really, really bad, so that was kind of scary. I don't they are too bad, but I don't want to scratch them and make scars. I've been inside mostly for the last week or so, save two days working on my dad's truck (had bug spray on), and about two weeks ago I climbed a small hill through some thick thorns, vines, and other crap. Perhaps I had a tick on me? If anyone can help, I'd sure appreciate it!

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Firebert0109 years ago
It's poison ivy. It gets everywhere and takes two-three weeks to subside for some people. Been in the woods lately?
Bran (author)  Firebert0109 years ago
That's the thing - I haven't been in the woods for about two weeks.

I did work on my dad's truck's radiator - could I be having an allergic reaction to the antifreeze?

*sigh* I guess I'll wait it out, and hope it stops spreading. It's getting dangerously close to my boys!
Rishnai Bran9 years ago
I doubt it was antifreeze. No matter how nasty it was, antifreeze doesn't contain anything that can cause allergic reactions. Just methanol, water, (ethanol?) and whatever the coolant system released. It's possible you have a particle rash, like I get when crawlng about in my attic, with its loose-fiber fiberglass insulation. The little tiny bits of junk dig into your skin and it itches like hell, like you have a million teeny tiny splinters. Were there little tiny filings in the antifreeze? It's also possible that there is something (organic or chemical) in the dirt around where your dad parked his truck, and the dust got on you. Anything odd about it at all, such as a tendecy not to grow plants when similar areas are thriving?
Bran (author)  Rishnai9 years ago
Well, it was concrete, so no, I guess not. Right now I'm going under the assumption that it's poison ivy, because it does look similar and blisters are forming like hell. I'm using Ivy-Dry Super - anyone ever had any luck with it?
looks like dermatitis. or it could be chigger bites Next time, make a solution of bleach and water. (household bleach 10:1) and rinse your body with it. The bleach will neutralize any chemicals, it could be something from the truck, bug spray, or something out in the woods. FYI bleach can also be used in case your involved in a CBRNE attack to decontaminate yourself or equipment.
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, quite deadly, be sure to get your affairs in order.
They look slightly chigger-ish to me, but it's always so hard to tell.
Kiteman9 years ago
So? What was it? Are you fine? Dead? Inhabited?
Bran (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
Fine, but itchy. I'm hoping it will pass in a week or so and not spread anywhere else. I might have to go to the dermatologist. Strange how there is still so much that humans don't understand.
Kiteman Bran9 years ago
Some things I don't understand; Poker Leet Chinese Why "American" football is called a sport Daytime TV Soaps International finance Tongue piercing Why people still buy lager, even though real ale is available. K'NEXers Pokemon etc.
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