At least that's the best explanation I can come up with for this rash on the underside of my upper arm. About a week ago my armpit started feeling really tender, like one spot was burning. I thought I might be coming down with a virus and that was just the lymph node. But a couple days later a few clusters of red bumps, like insect bites, began appearing under my arm. It itched some, but it was more like a burning pain. I've had poison ivy before but lately I've been wearing long sleeves and have not been anywhere I could have picked it up. Then one night as my dd snuggled under my arm I thought....maybe she touched some at her preschool playground or if they went for a walk, and she just hasn't built up a response to it yet, but she passed some of the oil on to me. Great. How can I prevent that!!!!
I've heard jewelweed helps the itch but it's a little too late in the season to find any here (killing frosts already). Actually it doesn't itch as much as it just has a steady, burning pain. Oh well. It'll go away in a week or two or three...
Just wanted to share this because it seemed so unusual.