Friday, August 10, 2007

Now It's Eczema!

Just a quick update on the pickle fingers --- my onc called me yesterday afternoon saying she's pretty sure she knows what I have - Dyshidrotic Eczema! So the good news is, I'm still not contagious! Weird thing about this eczema is that dyshidrotic means "bad sweat" ha ha, and as we know, I'm such a sweater these days! My onc did some bitching and finally got me in to see a dermatologist on Monday - I can't wait to go because I feel like the itchies are spreading down my arm, sad lamb! I woke up in the middle of the night and put more steroid cream on me, fun times! So that's the newest pickle fingers story - I'll be sure to post more after my appt on Monday.

I'm so glad the weather is cooling off, yesterday the air was so nice and clean and dry, and I got to open the windows! Today it's raining a little, but it's still really nice and cool and I'm enjoying having the fresh air, hooray!

Last night I went out for pizza with Nicole and then some shopping, just what I needed - except when I looked in the mirror at the Gap with the terrible lighting! We also went to Sephora and had them put makeup on me - I looked very glamorous when I got home, but had nowhere to go! I think I'm going to go back sometime this week and buy some new fun makeup, afterall, I still have at least $50 of my gift card left :)

Okay, that's all I got for now! I'll post more when I have more!


1 comment:

Heather said...

Eczema sucks. It sooooooo itchy.

Cold compresses help tremendously.

My derm gave me some Clobex lotion which cleared it up pretty quickly, and there are now some safer steroid free formulas (Elidel and Protopic).

Also, keeping yous skin moistureized all the time is important. Now, "regular" lotions have all sorts of chemicals that end up harming your skin, and potentially health, (, so natural solutions work better IMHO. I use pure jojoba oil after every shower. It's actually a liquid wax that is chemically similar to our own skin's sebum, and it doesn't stain like some other oils. I found a pretty inexpensive distributer at .

Good luck, pickle fingers! :)

(disclosure: I do benefit from mentioning any product)