*insert eczema picture*
This past week has extremely toiling on my body as I had one of the worst eczema out break, not that I had many of such encounters, if fact this is only my 2nd time (prayerfully the last!). To spare you’ll from the agony of looking at something unpleasant because even I was taken aback as to how bad I looked – just use your imagination of red bumps all over the hands, back and legs. I couldn’t get to sleep for more than 2 hours straight and I would find myself waking up to the itch. I know the drill of how important it was on not scratching but it was so difficult to keep my hands off limits.
This time it was so bad that I had to see a doctor and got myself jabbed with antihistamine and steroid. Now 5 days after the grueling ordeal, I’m much better (AMEN!), less scratchy and less cranky (I blame it on the lack of sleep). I’ve been told to moisturize as often as I can (least once in the night) but I feel like a grease ball and especially not a fan of the sticky feeling but if the doctor says so.
I’ve been introduced to a whole new world of moisturizers:
- Physiogel – I personally uses this but honestly isn’t the cheapest for a small sized bottle.
- QV – A friend mentioned that it retails at a cheeper price at Beauty Language (in Singapore) as compared to other places.
- Aveeno – Seems to be more popular in the western region and I can’t seem to find it easily available in my country.
- Cetaphil – I do use this brand for my facial wash but have yet to try their moisturizer.