I woke up at 3 AM this morning feeling very itchy. My arms were so itchy it actually woke me up. I got up and washed my arms to soothe the itchiness. I tried to go back to sleep and I just couldn’t. The itchiness consumed me that my mind went on overdrive. Thoughts of fleas…flea infestation….images of fleas stuck to my skin…I never went back to sleep. When Mr Shell woke up, I showed him the bumps on my arms. I brought up the flea issue and we went to check Simon. He’s clean. This was no surprise since he has not really been scratching. I”m a little perplexed (and still itchy). I started researching flea prevention, as the last thing I want would be fleas in the apartment. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! However, as my research progressed, I realized that this may be an allergic reaction. The more I thought about it the more it made sense. Mr Shell has no itchiness or rash. Simon has no fleas. I’m only itchy on my arms – the places where Simon has been licking me every time I pet him. I did not think there is such a thing as being allergic to dog saliva, but it looks like I actually am. Now, I’m in the process of buying this pet allergen spray to put on Simon’s coat and he is not allowed to lick me anymore 😦 . Oh well, c’est la vie.
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