Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lime Disease

Wiki has caused me to develop lime disease. Not lyme disease. As many people know, Wiki likes to play ball with various kinds of fruit in the backyard: lemons, limes, apples, etc. The other day she got some citrusy slobber all over my leg. I went and rinsed it off in the pool and thought nothing of it. Then, this weird rash-like thing started popping up on my leg, but it wasn't bothering me, so I ignored it. A couple days later, I woke up and the "rash" was spreading all over my leg, looking more swollen, and hurting like hell. It turns out the lime juice and the sun caused a pretty severe skin reaction. It's not pretty, but it deserved documentation. This is also very much a warning for anyone who gets citrus juice on their skin: Go wash it off thoroughly!!!
Here is a picture of part of my leg almost a week after the lime juice contact:

3 comments:

Jackson June 14, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

hi wikimom. this jackson! your has skin itchees like big brother!! daddee sais he take big brother to the dockter on this fursday for looks at him skins. you has go dockter for itchees already?? maybee them can sais here have this for make feels better! my hopes you get no more itchees wikimom!

Melanie June 14, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

Aww hope your big brother is okay Jackson!

I live with a doctor. He gave me some cortisone cream to put on, but I think it's just gonna take a few weeks for my legs to heal, and then quite a bit longer for the discoloration to go away.

Rob Gutro June 18, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

Ouch- this looks painful. Glad you have a live-in doctor! Hope it's healing quickly.

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