Sunday, July 11, 2010

Trail Derm

Coming to the end of the first loop of the BSTM, this morning Christian and I stopped to give some runners directions. Shortly after stopping Christian noticed his legs and started to laugh. We ran through beautiful swatches of grass over growing the trail. The drop into City Creek had grasses waist high that brushed us all the way down.

Christian's legs and arms had most impressive urticaria (hives). By the end of our run, his legs tingled, and by the time we got out of the car the itch was in full bloom. One of the fringe benefits of running with someone in healthcare is ready access to medications. Hopefully the 5 mg of levo-cetirizine (Xyzal) and the hosing off with cold water will help. I couldn't resist taking pictures below. So, if you have a sensitivity to grass, you might consider pretreating with a long acting antihistamine before your run or consider different routes the next few weeks.


Missy B. said...

that is really impressive! you sure he doesn't need some prednisone? yikes!

Erik said...

Rich is Snuffy, now Christian can be Toad...or maybe Wart. How about Lumpy?

Matt Connors said...

Very nice Christian. Never seen anything like it.