I’ve been reading up as much as I can about poison ivy and what it looks like and how to kill it (apparently, it’s pretty hard to do). One site I read said that a poison ivy rash will probably be the itchiest thing you will ever experience. I scoffed at this. I have poison ivy on my leg and back and am not very itchy. My itchiest experience was probably about a year ago when I had pityriasis rosea. It’s, well, look it up. It’s a rash that is so fucking itchy. When I got it, I first thought I had skin cancer, then ring worm, then psoriasis (damn you WebMD) until I finally went to the dermatologist who told me there was nothing he could do. Don’t scratch or I’ll get a secondary infection. He gave me some cream that didn’t really help the itching. It went away, but it was a horrible experience. I scratched until I bled on several parts of my body.
Q woke up this morning with spots all over his back. This isn’t poison ivy. My husband wondered what the hell this is and decided to take him to the doctor. Surprise! He has pityriasis. Along side poison ivy. Poor itchy baby. Now all he needs is chicken pox for some sort of itch trifecta.