I finally went to the doctor today. I've had this really weird skin condition for the past few months. If you get squeamish easily, now is the time to stop reading.
Ok, you've been warned. It's actually not *that* gross, but more delicate folks would probably prefer not to hear the details.
I've had really dry patchy skin for quite awhile now. It started with my right eyelid, migrated to the right side of my face, and then mirror-imaged itself on the left side of my face. Then I got a patch on my right pelvis area. Then the left pelvis area. And now my neck. So bizarre!
When I rub my eyebrows and eyelids, dry skin flakes off all over.
Remember that scene in The Breakfast Club in which Ally Sheedy uses her own dandruff to decorate her picture? Like snow?
That's my skin.
[insert dry heaving here]
Nothing has worked. I've slathered myself with lotion, heavy cream, hydrocortisone, and even Vaseline. Nothing.
The doctor prescribed a hydrocortisone-based product today. I'm supposed to go back in a few weeks, so he can check on my progress. I'm not particularly optimistic because I've already tried hydrocortisone.
Wish me and my scaly skin luck.
I get so frustrated when doctors prescribe things you know won't work. But you just have to give them a try to humor them. Good luck!!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your skin stuff! Good luck with the perscription...maybe it's a higher dosage? I hope it works!ReplyDelete
Poor thing! I hope it works!!! I still like you, skin flakes and all. : )ReplyDelete
:( i hope it starts to get better soon!ReplyDelete
ugh. between your skin, my legs, and mr. d's neck we are a gross mess this may.ReplyDelete
Maybe the doctor prescribed super-powered hydrowhatever? =) Get smooth and silky soon!ReplyDelete
Have you tried dandruff shampoo? I know it sounds weird but it helps. I've had the same problem and it's dermatitis, which is what dandruff is. Try one of those intense ones like Neutrogena T Gel. Use it like soap but only on the flaky areas. I totally feel your pain, I've dealt with skin stuff like this since puberty.ReplyDelete
Good luck! I can totally related to you b/c a few weeks ago, I have THEE most dryest flaky facial skin from being sunburned. It wasn't pretty! I felt like such a monster.ReplyDelete
:( Hope this stuff works. I hate when doctor's don't listen. I had excema on my eyelids once, but I changed eye make-up and it went away.ReplyDelete
ditto the others. i really hope it gets better. that's gotta be annoying as all hell.ReplyDelete
and now i can't get the commercial for the ped egg out of my head - the part where they dump out all the dead skin that was cheese-grated off.
totally feel your pain, I have gross dry, flakey, skin patches every few months, too. started on one of my eyelids as well but didn't make it further than my lips.ReplyDelete
hopefully the new meds work? that's what my doc prescribed but OTC stuff worked just fine so I never filled the prescription.
Oh geez, sorry to hear about this. If it makes you feel any better, I didn't notice any kind of dry skin on you when I saw you last. I had this problem back in 2001, and it lasted for a few months. For political reasons, I cannot publicly post how I cured it. But I will say it was a form of shock therapy....ReplyDelete
There are a hand full of people I wish this would happen to--you are not one of them. I wish you many flake-less days ahead and I hope the prescription strength stuff works for you.ReplyDelete
Oh man. That sounds awful. I hope the med works out. Sometimes doctors can prescribe stronger dose than what you can buy off the counter.ReplyDelete
oh dude. that sucks. hopefully the dr-rx will help. you could try some eucerin? sounds like dermatitis or excema.... if it's any help my scalp has been wicked dry and should not be. so frrustrating. (that's my tony the tiger acting mad--frrrrrrustrating!)ReplyDelete
i guess my advice of going to see a dr. wasn't so great.ReplyDelete
good luck, skin of the monkey.
Ugh, good luck. I've suffered from the scales too. You may want to try some jojoba oil. You can probably get it from Whole Foods or some other health food store. Good luck my dear.ReplyDelete
Bah! Don't tell your dad, but I'm not feeling doctors right now. The ER doc just prescribed me pain meds which don't work. Muscle relaxant which doesn't work. And he diagnosed me with a chronic neuro disease similar to Parkinsons.......ReplyDelete
Oh man, that sucksReplyDelete
A friend that has what sounds like a similar problem (obviously I don't know) takes a fish oil supplement in addition to whatever cream she uses. (but I tried taking them when my trainer rec'd them and they made me burp a lot and tastes like salmon) blech
You're the cutest lizard I have ever seen.ReplyDelete
considering i'm a total stranger and have nothing to do with the dermatology field, you have no reason to heed my advice, BUT...i had a similar situation on the apples of my cheeks a few years ago, and my dermatologist prescribed DESONIDE LOTION. It worked like magic! If your doctor's rx doesn't work, this might help! good luck!ReplyDelete
Ooooo Nooooo! I have the worst news imagineable for you Sweetie. . . You have a food "sensitivity!" I developed mine later in life too and have had that same symptom. No creams work, because it is not a skin problem--that is just a visual manifestation. You won't like this, but I bet if you cut out dairy and wheat for a week or two, as an experiment, it all goes away :( So sad for you and all your loyal readers--now you know why I love all foods Asian!ReplyDelete
I LOVE Venn's comment :) Good luck with the lotion!!ReplyDelete
fingers crossed that it will work and you will have a flake free summer =)ReplyDelete
Boo to lizard skin! Hope round 2 at the doc does the trick!ReplyDelete