Here's the timeline of my morning:
5:40-woke up with a little red area on my arm
6:40-both arms have a few red marks
7:20-both arms covered in red dots
7:40-arms and legs covered with burning, itching red dots
8:20-arrive at clinic
10:45-get seen at clinic
12:00-leave clinic and go home
Um yeah, Monday was not going well. I found the school nurse around 7:40 when she arrived and me, being me said, "I don't know what this is (holding out arms like a lost little kid) and it's getting worse. Do I need to leave? Am I contagious? If I'm not contagious I'll stay and work...but I don't know what to do." Yes. I was really willing to work, even if I was covered in bright red burning dots.
Obviously they sent me to the clinic to get checked out....hours later (it's a damn good thing I wasn't dying) I had been given an adrenaline shot-just in case it had the potential to put me into anaphylactic shock, had blood work done, and was on my way home with antibiotics and a bottle of Benadryl. The rash/hives went away and I drove home shaking like a Chihuahua in a blizzard.
About 20 minutes after I got home the adrenaline shot wore off and surprise surprise the rash/hives came back. I crashed, drunk on Benadryl, and woke up spot free...again. Here's hoping that whatever the hell this was is gone because I cannot take another day off of work!