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post #1 of 17
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Last night I got the Mary Kay Satin Hands kit, I have used it before and I love it!! I only use Mary Kay products (makeup, ect.). So this morning I get up and my hands and arms (where I used the lotions) are very red and blotchy, is this an allergic reaction? I have sensitive skin (I have eczema) so do you think this could be a part of that? Is there anything I can do to help make this go away? I'm at work and it itches sooo bad! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
post #2 of 17
Oh no!!

Sounds like a reaction to me, what I found helped was to put the effected area in cool/cold water, kinda numbs it, be very careful and pay close attention to how your breathing feels and if you feel funny go to the doctor ASAP. Aside from that you might have to go and get some topical creams to help with the itch.

Good luck!
post #3 of 17
It does sound like an allergic reaction - I get it a lot, have to be careful!

I would recommend Calamine lotion, it'll calm the itching!

I hope it goes away quickly for you, I know how annoying it can be!
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
I put on some of that lotion and it still itches....aahhhh! I just want to go home for the day, this sucks, at least its not on my face...

Have I mentioned that this sucks yet?
post #5 of 17
Oooh, another thing that works (for when you get home) is to put a couple of spoon fulls of Bicarbonate of Soda in a cool bath and bathe the affected areas - that takes the itching down too!
post #6 of 17
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I'm going to have to try that, I've never broken out like this before, it scared me!! Plus it looks horrid... I just wish I could go home and take care of it b4 it gets any worse!
post #7 of 17
Oh, you poor thing! I've had those kinds of reactions before. It really stinks!

Can you take Benadryl? That should help control the reaction some. It might make you sleepy, though.
post #8 of 17
there is another one called pirtiton over here tht is for alergic reations
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Tari
Oh, you poor thing! I've had those kinds of reactions before. It really stinks!

Can you take Benadryl? That should help control the reaction some. It might make you sleepy, though.
I don't have any Benadryl I'm at work now til 5:00 tonight!! If it makes me sleepy, I definately cant take it
post #10 of 17
Stop at any drugstore and buy Benadryl gel lotion to apply to your hands. or Cortaid to stop the itching.
post #11 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by GailC
Stop at any drugstore and buy Benadryl gel lotion to apply to your hands. or Cortaid to stop the itching.
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GailC
Stop at any drugstore and buy Benadryl gel lotion to apply to your hands. or Cortaid to stop the itching.
I'm gonna have to do that, its not getting any better and there isnt anything in our medicine cabinet here at work that will help me either. What a Friday
post #13 of 17
Are you able to go out and get stuff from the drugstore during your lunch break or something??
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
I hope so, I showed my boss this morning and I told him that if it gets any worse-I'm going home!
post #15 of 17
Do you have any antihistamines with you? If your doctor gives you any antihistamines to take for regular allergies (like Claritin or Allegra) taking one of those might help.

If you don't have any antihistamines, do you think they'd let you off work so you could go to the drugstore & get some Benadryl cream? Using the cream topically shouldn't make you sleepy - just don't take an antihistamine if you use the cream without checking with your doctor first, because that would make a double-dose.
post #16 of 17
Benadryl also has a spray now too!
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
I think I'm gonna have to go to Wal Greens at noon!
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