I don’t have a Dr, so I went to the walk in clinic at the hospital after work to get this allergy checked out. Only took about 1.5 hours. Probably the shortest wait I’ve ever had there. I was going to wait until my day off but I called in for their operating hours and she said they were running really smooth today so I jumped on the chance to have a short wait.
I got to share a waiting room with two corrections officers and a young punk in an orange jump suit with hand cuffs and an ankle chain. He had a busted up hand – looked like he punched something hard and was waiting for xrays. I was hoping he’d make a run for it or something to pass the time quicker, but he was a good boy.
Anyway, I saw a Dr for a couple of minutes. He said an allergy to acetaminophen is rare, but not unheard of. He said I was still looking splotchy and red and that it could take 4 days to get out of my system so I might want to take benadryl again. I still have a red red face and I’m kinda itchy still. Especially in the tops of my ears right now. My hives are mostly gone though.
He said that Tylenol (acetaminophen) is in a class all of its own so I only have to look for the word acetaminophen in the ingredients. However, he said it is in most products so be careful. He said taking benadryl was the best thing to do. He said there wasn’t much he could do except mark it in my file.
It must be rare since up at the emerg triage where they first assessed me, they didn’t even have it in the list of allergies so they have to edit their new computer program for me :))
So now I think it’s time to try out chocolate. Yummy yummy! Okay.. maybe I’ll wait for Jeff to come home so I have a ride to the ER in case my hunch is wrong, but when I looked at that box of Neo Citran – it has 1000 mg of acetaminophen per package!