I was up all night but when i woke up the swelling was going down. I went to the doctor this morning, and got some antibiotics, and was told to take them and my allergy medicine (which i always forget to take) and to put hydrocortizone on my arm as well. So it was a combination of my scratching causing an infection (you can say i told you so Mary!) and my body's allergic reaction to the bites that caused me all the trouble. It's still slightly swollen and warm but I have no more shooting pain. But I'm still itchy a bit. The doctor says if i scratch it will swell up bad again and start the problem all over. So I'm still trusting on the Lord for a full recovery and praying that I never get into a situation like this again! (God FORBID I ever get the real itchies like from poision ivy-which i've never encountered!!! I'll probably scratch myself into a coma!)
Oh, YaChnna, I'm going to look for that plant. When you said Plantain, the first thing i thought about was the fruit! I said to myself, wait, she wants me to put food on my arm??? LOL.
It's funny that two different things have the same name.