Friday, May 27, 2011

As soft as a baby's bottom

Gawd, is this what it's like to have normal, healthy skin?

I finally got myself an appointment with the dermatologist, months after being plagued by horribly anti-social itchiness and the complications that followed.

The day after I started on two types of antihistimines (one for day and one for night) and a steroid lotion (to replace two ineffective ointments), I felt my belly and it was soft and smooth.

In fact, my whole body is soft and smooth. I'm almost in lust with myself - several times a day I catch myself standing in the middle of the lounge feeling my tummy skin.

Okay, so I'm a bit dopey in the mornings because of the antihistamines, but it's a small price to pay to be (relatively) beautiful.

I also found a nice moisturiser that was both effective and completely non-irritating. It's a product which is custom-made for me by the lady who owns the Earth 174 shop in town; she mixed it up from almond oil, vitamin E and manuka honey, and will keep adding stuff to the recipe to see what my skin will handle.


Anonymous said...

Oh hooray! I bet you wish you went earlier. I need to go and see a dermo about my eczema too but have been procrastinating. Sort of awkward as we now have a friend who is one.... but I don't know if it's ethical for me to ask him about it.

Violet said...

If it were me, I'd ask them for general-ish advice - but not for a proper examination. For the latter it would feel too awkward if i knew them socially too. And I reckon they were understand completely.

excuse me while I admire my new complexion...

Pollyanna_H said...

Lovely news Violet! Crossing fingers that the progress continues!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you've found some relief! Long may that last.

Violet said...

thanks, I'm really enjoying knitting because I feel like it, rather than because I need to keep my hands busy!