So this spring has been a little different than previous ones. We'd gotten into a lull where everything was going well.
The itchies got kicked off a week or so ago when DD woke up with a small splotch of hives between her shoulder blades and all over itching. We followed the plan (hadn't eaten, no other symptoms, so we used topical antihistamine and oral antihistamine). It got better but when the long-term antihistamine wore off, she was all-over itchy again.
And then this weekend we ran out of her Zyrtec — we usually get the one safe-for-her generic brand. Since it was Friday, and we forgot that the pharmacy closes at 2 p.m. (we were altering prom dresses and grocery shopping), she went without.
She spent the WHOLE weekend scratching. Then Monday she went by to get a refill. Uh-oh, they were out and had to order it. Either she didn't know she could have the name-brand or she decided it was too expensive — she was never clear on that.
By Monday night, she was clawing and scratching. Not even antihistamine cream was helping for very long. I sent DH to the pharmacy to get the pricier name brand — five tablets were as much as a month's supply of the safe generic. Yesterday they had her generic back in, so DH picked it up.
But she couldn't do without it. I'm not sure if it's the pollen or what. At least we've had no more hives!