I hope all is well and everyone is recovering from the busy festive fun. I would like to give a quick update on my medication which was prescribed by my dermatologist. Well, I really struggled with the steroids they made me feel short of breath and uncomfortable. My GP was concerned and sent me to A&E for a check up as blood clots are not totally uncommon when taking steroids she said. A&E confirmed everything was fine with a scan of my chest. The creams I was given have worked well, the antibiotic cream ( which all skin condition sufferes are often prescribed, nothing new!) with some diprobase cream. I was told to use the diprobase cream three times a day and it honestly has worked well. Iv now finished the course of all meds and my skin is a lot better. It still gets itchy but it doesn’t seem to get to the point of my skin breaking.
The dermatologist said the effects of the meds should last about a year. I believe that nothing will cure my skin but I certainly needed help! Which I got and I can’t complain, my skin is a lot better. I just wished I was referred to a dermatologist years ago. Please! For those suffering with skin conditions insist on a dermatology referral, it’s really helped me. GPs do not always have the answers, dermatologists are trained skin professionals that are equipped to advise us and give 1:1 support according to the individuals needs.
Moving forward, my local council have agreed the community group I founded called MySkin Society. The organisation is underdevelopment and I am seeking fellow skin condition sufferes to join the team. I look forward to seeing how this develops and how it will help people. My main aim is to build a bridge between the patient and GP as I feel people with skin conditions are not totally understood.
Thank you for reading my blog, and please watch out for my next post! X