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Very occassionally  I have flare ups of eczema especially when I am abroad and it's hot so I based the poem on this but urticaria or hives as it is more commonly know has the same urge to itch

Ugly red spots appear Usually they itch Urgent need to scratch them Urge is so strong I am Unable to resist Using my nails - but should  Use antihistamines! 6 syllables per line checked with HMS Pleiades U Poetry Contest Sponsored by Kim Merryman 05/01/21

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Date: 5/12/2021 6:45:00 AM
Yes, you should use some meds to help keep from scratching. I enjoyed reading your winning work. Way to go.Congrats on your placement on the winners' list. Sara
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Date: 5/5/2021 7:47:00 AM
So cleverly written dear Jan and informative... Congrats on your win.. God bless.. Hugs.. ~ Ani
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Date: 5/4/2021 6:56:00 PM
An excellent job of explaining urticaria, Jan! Congrats on your 1st place win! Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 5/4/2021 12:14:00 PM
You taught me a new word. Great descriptions on this unique topic. Congratulations!
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Date: 5/4/2021 8:05:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. This sound horrible!
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Date: 5/4/2021 5:53:00 AM
You have described it aptly, Jan, congratulations on your win:)
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Date: 5/3/2021 7:27:00 PM
I've been to the North Pole, even Antarctica; but I've yet to encounter -- Urticaria! Thanks for the education, Jan! ~ Marco Polar Bear
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Date: 5/3/2021 4:52:00 PM
Congratulations! Sometimes travel can be hazardous to your skin or stomach.... lol...
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Date: 5/3/2021 3:37:00 PM
Kim's contest for Pleiades with the letter "U" had to have been her most difficult. However, you performed marvelously with your find entry. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 5/3/2021 2:59:00 PM
Awful thing to have . I DO know eczema!! My poor sister has psoriasis and it's really ugly. She has to take drugs that give her side effects. So many stupid things that happen to us and the drugs just make it worse! Congrats on the win, Jan. By the way, I forgot to say on my last comment. I love that song by ART Garfunkel. he sang it, right?
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Date: 5/3/2021 3:25:00 PM
Yeah the song was Art garfunkel its such a beautiful, i get flare ups of eczema especially if we are abroad:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 12:40:00 PM
Now I’m itching. Well done, Jan! Congratulations!
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Date: 5/3/2021 3:23:00 PM
Many thanks kim:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 12:21:00 PM
I think they also use laser treatments for that. Great one Jan!
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Date: 5/3/2021 3:23:00 PM
Many thanks Mark i've not heard of that:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 11:06:00 AM
Good U word ending with "use antihistamines" !! Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 5/3/2021 3:22:00 PM
Many thanks carol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 10:30:00 AM
Very nicely done Jan, Congrats on your win..
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Date: 5/3/2021 3:22:00 PM
Many thanks Jospeh:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 8:46:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. U did a great write with "U." Sorry about the itch part. Have a blessed day..................
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Date: 5/3/2021 3:22:00 PM
Many thanks Paula:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 6:51:00 AM
Congratulations!
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Date: 5/3/2021 3:21:00 PM
Many thanks:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/2/2021 8:12:00 AM
Hi Jan, You did a great using the letter U. I can relate to this well written Pleiades, I too suffered eczema in the past. You described it so well. Best wishes in the contest. Have a wonderful day:-) Alexis
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Date: 5/2/2021 12:12:00 PM
Thanks Alexis if someone hasn't suffered from skin irritation like this they wouldn't be able to understand the intense desire to scratch it:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/2/2021 1:59:00 AM
Remember when a mosquito bit you? A piece of lemon woks wonders. Hugs.
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Date: 5/2/2021 12:10:00 PM
oh those pesky mosquitoes - how can i forget your 'lemon aid' lets hope we can meet at Hotel Victoria again one day:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/1/2021 7:15:00 PM
Sounds miserable! This is a very well-written Pleiades, Jan. Janice
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Date: 5/2/2021 12:09:00 PM
Thanks Janice:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/1/2021 5:43:00 PM
Hi Jan. Your making me itch Now I want to scratch Can you see what you have done. I've got a little red patch.. Gonna go and get some antihistamines.lol. Take care.simon:)
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Date: 5/2/2021 12:09:00 PM
lol I have some piriton which i take on holiday with me and also some cream which works wonders, thankfully during lockdown I have been fine:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/1/2021 11:28:00 AM
U said it, mite be right? Aloha! Rico
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Date: 5/1/2021 1:26:00 PM
No mites lol just allergies with urticaria hugs Jan
Date: 5/1/2021 10:07:00 AM
So that’s what it’s called Jan, I’ve seen this afflict people whilst on holiday, nasty little reaction, love that last bit, tearing at them with nails, making it worse ha, I shouldn’t laugh, but it’s you so it’s ok, cheers David
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Date: 5/1/2021 4:40:00 PM
lol I wont be leaving the Island this year thats for sure, I guess its another staycation at home cos its safer here than anywhere else lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/1/2021 3:15:00 PM
Goddamn prickly heat, sitting under a parasol alone, everyone else in the sun, antihistamine for a few weeks before you go away seems to solve the problem cheers David
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/1/2021 1:25:00 PM
Itch scratch itch when you know you shouldn't touch it lol, not had eczema in a good few years tend to get flare ups in the sun,my friend gets prickly heat the desire to itch is unbearable for her, hugs jan xx
Date: 5/1/2021 7:53:00 AM
Can that itching thing be passed on to others? If it's contagious, let me know. Great use of "U" words, and good luck in that contest. I'm taking a pass on entering them.
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Date: 5/1/2021 9:41:00 AM
Thanks Jenna, no they are no infectious in fact hives are cuased by an allergic reaction to something unpleasant:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/1/2021 7:52:00 AM
Could be insect bite. The itch, maybe from Formic acid. Now I know Formica Rufa has made it back from mainland to island. Tony
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Date: 5/1/2021 9:40:00 AM
lol Tony:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/1/2021 7:40:00 AM
I want to say thank you for sharing but for some reason hesitate ~ sick humor I know you will appreciate. Ha ha ~ nice poem
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Date: 5/1/2021 9:40:00 AM
lol Line, hives are actually caused by an allergic reaction, your comment made me smile:-) hugs Jan xx