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Your hair is permanently greasy where your hands have pushed it back with greasy ointment traces. I often forget what it’s like for my husband to live with me when eczema strikes. Like yours please but minus the bristles.” He will laugh, hug me and it is a bit better, but I know noone can change my atopic skin.
When I’m good I’m very very good, but when I’m bad I’m horrid! If I’m in pain and upset, he is usually the one who gets the brunt of my sharp tongue. He rarely complains and supports me as much as he can, short of organising a skin transplant. This morning when I found myself in tears, a hug from my husband helped, and he tells me to ring the doctor and make an appointment.
What I’m really pleased with though is the big paper bag of different steroids, emollients and antihistamines and whether it’s the placebo effect or just some sympathy from someone who was shocked at how bad my skin was and how raw, red, tight and sore – who cares! I become paranoid that some allergen is invading my house. Don’t want to eat anything in case it’s food making me so sore.
So then you get scabs the colour of your latest top. Where the weeping sores pick up fibres from the clothes and a scab forms. I drink plenty of water and try to get plenty of sleep, keep the eczema clean and moisturised but sometimes it decides it’s here to stay for longer than I planned for!Some people have cyclical flare ups which seems to be the route I’m taking.I have no idea what happens to trigger the flare up. I’ll try to explain to you what an eczema flare up is like. You get a few dry itchy patches so you moisturise and use a bit of steroid cream if you have any.You can only get them now if you visit your doctor or phone up to request them, and you need a good reason. you try not to scratch, give in, scratch, wake yourself up, scratch some more, get up to put on more moisturiser, itch more, scratch more, wake up finally dead to the world and feeling disgusting, slimy and gross.It isn’t good enough just to say you’ve run out and would like to stock up your first aid box in case of a flare up. You must now wait until such time as you really need it, but perhaps not wait quite as long as I do. Tight, sore itchy skin that needs a soak in an oil bath but there is never time.