I know in my last post I said that prescription creams were not the always the best option, but since then I've been to see two dermatologists and they have prescribed me some awesome things for the bath and shower. Bathing and showering were always a in/out job, get it done as quickly as possible before your skin dries out and you look like a lobster. But with these things, you are encouraged to soak in the bath :) I have also discovered some more things in the last month or so I'm going to share them now.
1. Epaderm Ointment - this is like a wax and can be used as a moisturiser, bath additive or soap replacement. This stuff is great - it makes having a bath a pleasure. I soaked in it for about 15 minutes and my skin was super soft afterwards. My nurse recommended using a two dessert spoons and never putting your hands in the tub, as this contaminates the tub. I also use the smallest amount just after the bath as well before covering myself in Diprobase.
2. Protopic Cream - you have to actually be prescribed this cream by your GP. I was prescribed it because weaker creams haven't worked and I have moderate to severe eczema. Your doctor will make the final decision as to whether this cream would be a good idea for you, but if you don't want to use steroids anymore, this could be a good alternative for flare ups.
3. Dermol 500 Lotion - I use this as a soap substitute because it's an antibacterial eczema cream so it actually cleans you. My nurse recommended not using too much because it could dry your skin if used to excess, but as a soap it's great.
4. Cetraben Emollient Cream - I was told to use this in the shower as a moisturiser for the times I'm not in the bath. I haven't actually used this one yet but I've tested it a bit and it's light, silky, and is said to relieve symptoms of flare ups.
5. Simple Shampoo - As I've said before, I love Simple stuff. My nurse recommended an alternative shampoo (she gave me a sample of this eczema shampoo but it just burnt my head) so I decided to go out and it this. It has the same texture as the eczema sample shampoo I tried but doesn't burn or itch afterwards. And it cleans ya hair so that's a bonus.
Ok so that's about it for now, I've got another dermatologist appointment within the next month (as they believe that my eczema is allergy related) so I will update you then.
Sunday, 10 March 2013
Saturday, 9 March 2013
Friday, 1 March 2013
I only had 2 cuts in between these photos. My hair was about 12 inches in a ponytail and maybe now the back is about an inch. I love it though. It was so much hassle having long hair. I cant wait to experiment with loads of different pixie cuts.