Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I have been spending more and more time out in the sun this last few weeks. As the weather has FINALLY warmed up, I have spent a great deal more time outside with my girls. It has been VERY nice to get out of the house. BUT- I have noticed that every time I spend a significant amount of time outside (meaning, more than the time it takes to grab the newspaper and mail) I end up with hives!

I am totally at a loss as to WHY I am covered in hives, but after talking to my mother I have come to some conclusions... It seems my father was photosensitive when he was about my age. Just all of a sudden, he would break out in hives every time he spent too much time out in the sun! The only real difference between my hives and his are that his would go away in a couple hours, and mine don't seem to be leaving. SO- either I recently have become allergic to the sun OR there is something blowing around in the air that I am allergic to. :S Oh JOY! This is gonna be a L-O-N-G Summer if I don't get these hives under control!


Morgan said...

Okay, so that happened to me the summer I turned 16. I was COVERED in these hives. It was the craziest thing. We went to the dermatologist and he gave me some kind of shot. I don't remember what it was, but it helped them to go away and I didn't have it happen again that summer. I haven't ever had that bad since.

I have been using the Vaseline Daily lotion with spf 15. Maybe that will help you too.

Sariah in Vancouver said...

I'm so sorry! That is just not fun! :( I hope you are able to find something to stop them.

Btw, that pic is awesome! Did you take it?

Ben and Heidi said...

Thats no fun at all

Heather & Billy said...

oh what a horribly sad predicament!