I scratched and scratched. I was only about 9 or 10 when I started to develop a white patch on my leg.
So my mother took me to our Doctor and I was told I had Eczema. I’ve honestly forgotten how I treated it but I’m sure I was prescribed a cream for it. It’s been 18 years and my memory is a little foggy if you can forgive.
It’s completely disappeared and I never get it reoccur again however I have developed it in other places that flare up with the weather and other variables in my life.
Apologies for the TMI for some of this post.
Here’s the video if you’d prefer to watch but continue reading by all means 🙂
First would be on my ear, I develop a deep red patch of skin that is thick, sore and often bleeds. It leads me to apply copious amounts of moisturizer and applying a band aid to help me sleep albeit it’s a very difficult position to put a band aid in!
Another is my itchy inner ears, the canals. They flare up and itch like crazy and I mean I could scratch and scratch and scratch for 10 minutes and it still gives no relief. Believe you me I have scratched for that long and my ear began weeping and eventually crusts over.
I develop dry, sensitive, itchy patches on my skin that look like tiny red bumps all over my cheeks, chin and sometimes forehead. I believe this is due to getting too dehydrated and the weather contributes.
My scalp towards my forehead gets very dry and flaky along with my eyebrows and I find myself scraping the flakes out daily unless I stick to my routine.
I also worked in a position that had me constantly washing my hands for hygiene and I can tell you my hands were so dry, cracked, split and bleeding I could stand to have anything touch them. They were hot, angry and swelled. Anything I applied stung and I was told I had contact dermatitis from all the washing and soap irritating and stripping my skin not to mention the hand sanitizer I used.
I am by no means trying to make my symptoms sound terrible, they are annoying at most and I can keep it under control for the most part.
I aim to make a video on the products I use for Eczema/Dermatitis in future so stay tuned 🙂
Disclaimer: I am not a Doctor, Dermatologist, Beauty Therapist, or Esthetician, I just love skincare and health and love sharing what I learn with you. Seek medical attention when unsure.
Remember to love your health!