Oh my goodness. You had the best advice. It is only you to whom I would have listened well. I am sitting on an ice pack. And the pain is subsiding. The itching, subsiding.
And to those of you who I have mocked in my head, those with back pain or hemorrhoid trouble; I apologize. I, arrogantly, thought that my aches and pains were worse than yours. Then I got a small, stiffening pain in my right hip, and the hemorrhoids flared. Your pains in a small dose could be considered worse. Hives are frustrating, soreness is challenging, but at least I can move. Lemon is not sleeping and I still put him in his crib with a book, let Paco watch TV, and amd sitting on the bed, on the ice pack. I cannot take Ibuprofen, but ice is working. Ahhhhhhhhhhh