To the allergist I went today...
Blood work came back all negative. This is good - I am healthy as can be according to my blood. I am on day #5, also the last day of me completing the Z-pack (antibiotics). I have already cut back on the codeine so I am no longer a groggy zombie!
So this means the chronic hives I have are idiopathic and I should keep Zyrtek close to me a all times.
My allergist did a skin allergy test on me - this is the part where I had about 40 tiny needles with 'stuff' on it injected onto four sections on both my arms. I survived but then the tingling, itching sensation began. Nurse said no scratching or rubbing of any kind for 10 minutes for the doctor to see.
Not even a few minutes... I can see tiny mosquito bite size bumps appearing and redness around certain test areas. You know what this mean... I am showing positive reactions to the 'stuff' they are testing on me.
Verdict from the skin allergy test, I am allergic to the following:
2. Dust mites
3. Weed (the ones sprouting dandelions not the other kind :P)
4. Trees.... TREES?? Which one?! In our northeast region, there's oak, hickory, birch, syacamore, cottonwood, walnut, ash, beech, maple, elm to name a few - so which one??
So it's continue on with Benadryl and Zyrtek plus some newly prescribed cream to sooth any itchiness from the hives and the mentioned allergic reactions.