Thursday, February 11, 2010

it itches

So today I finally, emphasis on finally, went to the dermatologist for my reoccurring rash that started about 2 years ago and comes and goes very sporadically.  Turns out I have a form of eczema called atopic dermatitis, which is related to the asthma I've had forever.  I feel like this is a funny thing to learn at the age of 25.  I was thinking that I was allergic to something in the soap or bath oils, because I have sensitive skin.  Nope, I'm allergic to life.  Well, when my skin gets too dry it will flair up.  I'm on a strict regime of no more awesome hot showers/baths, nice warm showers are prescribed.  And, I have to take lukewarm baths at night and apply some anti-inflammatory cream to my whole backside and legs.  I know I should have been lotioning up after showers before this, but I'm a little lazy.  So, no more lazy.  I also sheepishly had to admit I haven't been to a doctor about this until now, as the doctor gave the eye.  Whoops.  I don't even have a regular doctor, please don't hate me doctors of the world, though I should probably get of those soon too.

On a lighter note, Strawberry got an overhaul.  She is now Strawberry 2.0 with clean teeth, rabies vacc, fur cut and bathed.  And, and new wardrobe.  So, enjoy.

1 comment:

Bill the Girl said...

I don't have a regular doc either. I consider my 'lady' doc my real doc. Otherwise I hit the am/pm clinic when I have a cold...yay for being healthy!