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This is likely allergic reaction to the food.
Benadryl can be used at higher dosage like 50 mg every 8 hours to stop itching.
Also calamine lotion can be used to soothe the itchy areas.
An allergy testing is recommended to identify the incriminating agents.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX on taking more (and more than the 1/2 I took) tonight.
yes that will be helpful.
Usually with allergy testing you check in with your primary care dr first right?
and they can direct you to the right place
yes --your doc may refer to an allergy specialist.
A liver function test should be checked by blood test.
Sometimes, liver disease can cause itching as well.
speaking of that...took a dip stick test (i've had frequent utis) and noticed that something called urobilinagen is high, never has been before
now that can be sometimes false result.
Still given your symptoms, I will suggest the blood test to check out your liver function.
Gall stones can sometimes cause obstructive liver disease and itching.
k i appreciate it..and there's no predictable timeline for when the itch will go away right? (gallbladder has been removed)
thanks for your suggestions info and recommendations.
i hope you have a good evening
usually within 48 hours the itching should subside.