I took this antihistamine, scientific name, Cetirizine Hydrochloride which when I Googled, is a “Second generation antihistamine; piperazine-derivative, carboxylic acid metabolite of hydroxyzine” which is for allergies like mine. I took u antihistamine, unbranded, or generic, 10 mg from RiteMed at 8 pm. I applied Caladyrl on the rash at my right ankle but the itch persisted throughout the night giving me no sleep at all!
I dozed off at midnight, woke up several times due to the itch, and fell asleep again, waking up almost 9am the next day feeling woozy, literally falling off when I forced myself to get up. I didn’t wake up on time, CJ late for school, and headed back to McDonalds, as the itchiness lessened 50% only! Then I rubbed rock salt on my palms and between my fingers to lessen the itchiness. It helped a somehow.
The manager was apologetic, of course. He forced me to see a Dermatologist at the nearest hospital, Philippine Heart Centre (PHC). We went but seeing I had to wait for three more hours, I insisted to come back as I needed to bring CJ at PCMC. Of course, the rain caused traffic and we were late returning to McDonald’s. Again, the manager left word to assistant manager we should go to E.R. of PHC. I said no as I know they treat more of patients of life threatening illnesses due to stroke or heart disease. Ahh…the assistant manager was so insistent. I said sure, okay, we go. We were at the E.R. of PHC, and after a few minutes the doctor told us our situation is not life threatening and were not of stroke or heart life-threatening illnesses! What did I say…?!