I visited several doctors, who all prescribed different antihistamines (Allegra, Hydroxizine, and Zyrtec
) to treat the itching.
After a while, the itching spread, and
I eventually stopped sweating -- instead, I felt the "prickly" sensation whenever I would normally have broken into a slight sweat. Three weeks ago, I became convinced that I was actually allergic to Zyrtec and quite possibly the other antihistamines. I stopped taking everything.