Journey to Eczema Free Skin
When i was a teenager it was rare for me to have acne. This past winter, while planning my wedding, i developed a lot of acne around my jaw and chin area. I was also experiencing dry, patchy, red, irritated and itchy eyelids.
I decided to visit a dermatologist to help with both issues because i really didn't want to have a pimply face for my wedding. She gave me an ointment to help with the bacteria, which actually did help.
Well a month later i was having a lot more issues with my itchy eyelids. I would wake up every morning and they would be puffy and red, like i got punched in each eye.
It go to the point where i was itching non stop and i could barely open my eyes. I was put on a 10 day steroid pill and two steroid creams, which did help until two weeks later.
It was close to my wedding and it came back so i just started up with the creams again just to have a clear face until i could see the Dr. again.
After my wedding the dry itchy patches moved to my cheeks and chin. They spread so big and go so dry i was in so much pain, itching all day, all night and was so depressed.
I kept seeing my Dr. and i was just told to take antihistamines, which at this point weren't doing anything. I was getting depressed and thought this is how i am going to look and feel for the rest of my life.
I saw my regular internal medicine Dr. and she said i need to moisturize, which by the way my dermatologist never mentioned. So i moisturized twice a day and even made a home made ground oatmeal cleanser.
I changed my shampoos, body wash, tried eating better to help. I was finally after 3 months able to get rid of the severe dryness and the patches subsided.
I went through the summer ok, my face was still itchy everyday but at least it wasn't all patchy. Now that the winter is here i'm starting to progress backwards and am looking for more options to help and possible get rid of this, since its fairly new to me.
I've recently seen a new Dr. who gave me a medication called Protopic to help with my eyelids and face. I've been having to put ice on my face while at work to help the inflammation. I plan on using it to get rid of what i have now, but i do want to ultimately find more natural ways to help this and get rid of it.